Let's Be Real

Can I just be real with you... whoever you might be?
I'm nothing. Some days I just realize what a fool I am.

I know some of you appreciate my posts (and I am so thankful that you do!), and that they give you spiritual encouragement or challenge (which I'm also thankful for), but let me tell you, I've got so many things to work on too.

Some days I feel really discouraged. I have such a growing desire to live a life totally and completely surrendered to God. And sometimes I think I'm actually reaching that goal. And other times, like now, I feel so far from ever seeing sight of that goal.

When I look around myself, I often feel that I see so many people progressing and moving on and growing and I look at myself and feel so, so far behind. And that's partially why I wanted to write this, to encourage you.

I think sometimes we feel like we have to be good at everything, or succeeding in everything all the time in order to feel like we're making it through life well. But I've realized that if this was true, we wouldn't really depend on God. We would see no need for Him, for His mercy, His love and forgiveness.

It's moments like these that really build the faith, that remind us of the little value we have in and through ourselves, but of the infinite value we have in and through Christ.

So wherever you are spiritually, keep fighting the good fight. Keep running the race. Keep living for Jesus, day in and day out. God is refining me through my struggles, just as much as He is refining you in yours.

Romans 5:4
"Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hopeAnd hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. "


  1. mm, i can really relate. thank you for this post, Rachel~ it's just what i needed to read tonight. <3 God bless you, sister

  2. Awe! Thank you Annie, I knew someone out there could relate. :)

    Stay strong girl! The battle is difficult, but when you compare the difficulty to the power in Christ, you realize that He is far, far greater. :)


  3. Can so relate! The whole process of sanctification in not a picnic in the park, but rather a long and arduous journey. And at times it can feel like we're in standby mode... not really moving at anywhere. Awesome post =D

  4. Haha, I totally understand ya Natalie! I just keep learning that all those bumps in the road are bumps that help us grow! :)

  5. Mm, trials are blessings in disguise. Anything that leads us to God is a blessing. Thanks for the awesome reminders, as usual.

  6. Awww... amen to that Kim!
    God is so good for all that He does, even if we can't always understand why or what for.

    :) Thanks girl!


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