I want to talk a bit about my faith. This does not come the super easiest to me. I struggle with that a lot because my faith is so important to me. I have done so much self-reflecting about it lately and wowie wow. I have realized that I cannot escape God’s grace. God is so good and faithful. No matter what I do, not matter what dumb junk I incessantly whine about, God has so evidently remained steadfast throughout every season of my life.
Lately, I have been astounded at how God chases us. He never forgets about us. He never leaves us. When I feel like I am crawling in life and I have no faith, God is still there, gently and lovingly pursuing me. Lately, I have been feeling like God mostly pursues me, haha.
When I was younger (a teenybopper then teenager after that) I was super condescending and judgemental towards other people. I did not understand why people could doubt or not even love God. Then real life set in and I realized that we all go through yucky periods and those are so directly tied to our faith.
I do not want to hop on my high horsie with regards to my faith. I want to love people without limits. I want to extend grace to everyone. I want to encourage everyone. I always want to be kind to everyone I meet. I struggle with mixing this with real truths sometimes. I never want to demean anyone or make them think I am better than them because I believe in God and cannot stop loving Him. I want to share my faith but at the same time I want to love and respect everyone – I think everyone deserves these two important traits.
Where do I go from here? I think it is important to be open to sharing your faith, but not relentlessly pushing it down other people’s throats. I want other people to know the amazing love of Jesus but need to accept that it remains a choice I cannot make for other people.