Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners– of whom I am the worst. (1 Timothy 1:15 NIV)
I read this verse and immediately knew what it meant. My story and the issues I have on a daily basis in my own personal life, I can use to share with others. I know the twists and turns we all experience in life, and I understand that we all are born sinners who must accept Jesus Christ and build a relationship with Him for ourselves. I have encountered people from all different walks of life and instead of judging them or avoiding them, I have decided to take the time to get to know them and listen to their life stories.
After allowing God to direct me and explain things to me, I’ve decided to complete my pursuit of a psychology degree. For what has turned into years, I have debated whether to major in education or psychology. I love children and would love to be a teacher but even more, I love getting to know people on a personal level and offering them support in the right direction. Thank God I now know the direction in which He is leading me.
I’m not afraid to admit my faults and share my story in hopes of helping someone. When I shared my life (read No Truth Without Hurt) with everyone a couple of months ago, I knew in my heart someone would be blessed. About two weeks ago, at the doctor’s office, a lady who also heard my story shared with me how she was blessed and encouraged to allow God to have His way even more in her life. That alone was a blessing to me and in return encouraged me to do the same. In order for God to speak to me and lead me in the right direction, He had to humble me. I’m so glad He did. Because he humbled me, I was able to be obedient and in return was blessed.
Thank You for YOU. Thank You for allowing Your son Jesus to come to earth and sacrifice himself for our sins. Thank You for Your reminders of who we once were and who we are now. Thank You for humility. Thank you for the courage to share our testimonies with others and possibly helping someone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies, today I EMPOWER you to keep 1 Timothy 1:15 in mind daily.
Have you turned your tests into testimonies to share with others?
Bettina Allen is currently working in security, with prior experience in customer service. She loves to read, write and dance. She loves God and is on a mission to be as close to Him as she possibly can. Bettina is constantly learning and growing from life’s experiences. God has given Bettina a word and she would love to share that word, along with all of the lessons He has taught her, with others. Bettina resides in Georgia and attends Life Church of Atlanta. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”