Chained by Your Past

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”  ~C.S. Lewis

Imagine how different your life would be if you lived with this truth before your eyes. Fear would be cast out. Doubt, regret, anxiety, and hopelessness would have no place in your life. Think of the worst thing you have done, the one that weighs you down with guilt, that is always present in the back of your mind, reminding you of how worthless you are. Think of the countless times you have fallen back into the same patterns of sin, unable to extricate yourself from the depths of your own depravity. Think about the decisions you made in your life that broke your own heart as well as the hearts of others, those moments you would give anything to change. If you had but one more chance, you would go back and force yourself to make the right choice, altering your future forever.

   But God doesn’t want you to change your past.  Continue reading “Chained by Your Past”

An Artificial World

Social media. It’s a wonderful invention, isn’t it? All you have to do is whip out your phone, and you are able to contact whomever you want, whenever you want. Without a doubt, there are numerous benefits to technology: the speed of communication, the ability to stay in touch with those who live at a distance, the ease of keeping up with current events. However, as with most modern technology, there is a serious downside to it which we cannot ignore. Continue reading “An Artificial World”

I Was Born This Way

I was born stubborn.

I’m not just talking about the good kind of stubborn that means you persevere through life no matter what obstacles are in your way. I’m talking about the “I’m going to do this the hard way just because other people want me to do it differently,” kind of stubborn. The kind that drives everyone around you crazy and drives yourself crazy because you’re too stubborn to even give into your own better judgment. Continue reading “I Was Born This Way”

Are You Enough?

The culture of the twenty-first century has set a multitude of standards men and women are pressured to abide by. It seems as though everywhere you turn, you are faced with the world’s definitions of what is ideal. If you don’t conform to these standards, your life isn’t as perfect as it should be Continue reading “Are You Enough?”