The rules are as follows:
Thank the person who nominated you.
Post a quote for 3 days, and explain why it appeals to you.
Nominate bloggers each day!
Pretty simple right? Yeah, not for someone as sporadic in his writing as me, but I’m going to give it a shot.
For day 1, I have chosen a quote from a pastor friend of mine, who just happens to be marriage blogger. Go check him out at Blog Thoughts of Pastor Dave Barringer.
Here is the day 1 quote:
If you stay stuck in the shame of what you did, you won’t step forward into who God wants you to become.
~Pastor Dave Barringer~
This is so powerful and it speaks so loudly.
For I know beyond a shadow of doubt, had I stayed in the shame, in the guilt of the my addiction and the places I allowed it to take me, I would NOT be the man I am today. As a matter of fact I would not writing this at all.
The thing about any addiction is that once you do said act, you feel like crap. Because you know what you’re doing is wrong so the shame and guilt kick in. And it can wear you down for days, weeks, months or even years.
The only way to get rid of the shame and guilt is to ask God for forgiveness for you actions. Ask him to remove the guilt and shame and move forward knowing that grace and mercy have done a work in your life.
Learn to forgive yourself. Take each step one at a time and press on. Allow God to work in your heart. And in return you will become the person He created you to be.
Then God will use your story…which leads into tomorrow’s quote.
Today’s nominees are:
For those I nominated please understand you do not have to participate if you chose not to. It’s just something fun and challenging.