Hinderance From God’s Best

Cora and I attended the Grace Point Advance Retreat for church workers.  Dave Galbraith challenged us to identify what hinders God from doing his best work in us and take it to Jesus.  God really made it clear to me that my low self esteem is keeping me from being as effective as He wants.  I pray for God to continue to build me into the new creation He desires.  I feel like I am in ‘Basic Training’, again.  I was torn down and now Christ is building me back up in His image.  I am excited to know that God cares and He has a future designed for me in service to Him.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us“.  Hebrews 12:1

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

4 thoughts on “Hinderance From God’s Best”

  1. Dave Says, “God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. The people I love to hang around are those who see themselves as very much in the center of HIGH GROWTH ACTIVITY in their spiritual lives. I feel this is a period in my life like that, too. There aren’t a lot of people who have been around the block a few times like me who are teachable. Arch, your spiritual pliability inspires me. Keep letting me hang around. DG

  2. Dave,
    It all gets a bit confusing. I am using http://www.wordpress.com as the blog site for my personal blog 37stories.wordpress.com so you need a to sign-up with them for a login. Surf to http://www.wordpress.com and create a login, then you can comment. Thanks for the interest. I will post your comment. You are a great friend. Friendship for me take many years to develop. Ours and EPIC has been on a fast track. God knows why.
    archie

  3. If I let hindrances continue to rob me of God’s best, what it likely says is I do not understand God’s amazing love for me. I was reading I John 3:1-3 and reminded again that the natural response to lavish love is PURIFICATION. That will always draw us to spiritual examination…shedding His light on remaining darkness in us.

    “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
    Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
    Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.”

    The nagging question everyone must answer: Does what I do determine who I am OR does who I am determine what I do? I believe it has to be the latter!

    Dave

  4. I am not who I think I am. I am not who others think I am. I am who God knows I am.

    I am a child of the King!

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