Regardless of...

Good morning!  I have redesigned the Awaken series on my blog.  Starting today every Monday I will post a short 200-300 word piece of encouragement.  We all need to be encouraged, and so what's a better way than to start your week with it. Love you guys! Enjoy!

I have one thing for you this morning, and it is made up of two words and an ellipses.

It is,

Regardless of...

Regardless of your past, your pain, your fears, your insecurities, your family, your background, your strengths, your weaknesses, your intelligence, etc.

It does not matter who you are.

Regardless of you, Jesus wants to use you.

The incredible thing is that He does not want to wait until you are cleaned up and pretty.No.He wants to use you regardless of where you are.The beautiful thing is that he does not want to just use you and leave you, He wants to enter in to your mess, love you, use you, and never ever leave you.

We all need to remember this.

This is something I have been working on lately.How can I, someone who has gone through so much, still be of use to God?!?My story consists of a lot of pain, abuse, anxiety, and depression, and it has been hard to look at myself as more than a piece of trash used up and thrown on the side of the road, but for some reason Jesus wants to use me, regardless of me.

I am blown away.

Regardless of all of the things that I have done and have been done to me,

God still has a plan for my life and He still wants to use me.

He still wants to use you regardless of you.He wants to heal you.He wants to love you.He wants to never leave you.

Jeremiah 29:11,

"For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope."

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