As I sat in the church pew yesterday morning, part of me started feeling like I didn’t belong. Faded. Hidden. Blended in a crowd of true Christians. “Do I belong?” I said to myself.

See, I still get beat down by my past demons and failures. I’m a worrier. I'm a bit on the stubborn side. I stress easy. I tend to be dramatic. And, every once in a while, I tend to let my emotions overtake a situation & don’t respond the way Jesus asks. Yet, despite all these things, am I a Christian? Emphatically, YES.

Let’s make this clear, I’m not that Christian that seems like I have it all together. Far from perfect. No one is really. But does that mean I don’t belong in God’s presence? Am I not a Jesus follower now? Am I undeserving of His love? Absolutely not.

There are days I'm at a 💯 doing exactly what I should...dodging temptation, reading the bible, praying...and unfortunately, there are days I fall short...lets be real, waaaay short.🤷🏻‍♂️

Yesterday, I didn’t think Satan would join me in church, but he has a way of showing up where he doesn't belong, in my head & in church...but, true to his nature, he showed up uninvited.

And since he was there, I decided to switch the script on him for a change & told him the very reason why I was a Christian. Because, despite me falling short every day, God still loves me.

What an extraordinary love! A love that gave up His One & Only to show that despite all of my past, He still wants me & will pay the price to keep me. Let that sink in Satan.

So, despite all my faults...all your faults...all our faults, we are still Christians. If we get back up & keep following Jesus, then we are a Jesus follower, no matter how many times we trip on that path. Don’t let another ever make you think that because you’ve sinned differently than them, that you are less worthy or undeserving of being His child. We are a Christians because we recognize that we fail & we NEED Jesus. His power is made perfect in our weaknesses, right?

So, let His power shine on!

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me." —2 Corinthians 12:9

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