WHAT GOD TAUGHT ME IN 2020:
As you guys know, this year has been a wild ride but God has opened my eyes and I have grown so much through him. So, I would love to share what He has done in my life and what he’s taught me throughout this season :))
1) HOW TO TRULY BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM
This year, God really opened my eyes. For all these past years the enemy has been using people, school work, and other things to distract me from building a relationship with Him. And I, myself, thought that during these pasts years I was saved, but I really wasn’t. During the long break due to the pandemic, I was tired of relying on people and being distant from God. I finally used my time wisely, and built a true and solid relationship with Him by reading His word each day, praying, worshipping, and talking to Him.
2) I NEEDED TO RELY ON HIM AND HIM ONLY
I used to rely on people sooo much for happiness and fulfillment before I built my relationship with God. But God is the only one who will give you true pure joy and comfort. Yes, following him isn’t easy but knowing that he is there to help you and give you comfort is so amazing! During my journey with Christ, He taught me that I can’t rely on people or this world because they/it will always leave me empty and unsatisfied. I need to lean on the Lord only because He will never disappoint, leave me nor forsake me, and He truly loves me.
3) HE TAUGHT ME HOW TO KNOW MY WORTH
Through God, I have learned that I’m beautiful and fearfully and wonderfully made by Him. I learned that I don’t need anyone else to tell me that, I know that because that’s what my creator says about me. I learned that it really hurts God when you look at yourself and downgrade yourself (like calling yourself ugly) because you are indirectly saying that God created you ugly. His works/creations are not ugly. God didn’t create anybody, not me, not you, ugly. He created us in His own perfect way. His works are marvelous!! Psalm 139:14 ♡.
4) IT’S OKAY TO LET GO
I learned it’s okay to let people go who aren’t helping you with your relationship with Jesus. I’m going to be honest, there is no point keeping people in your life who are leading you away from God and towards sin. (Matthew 18:8-9 ♡) You need to be careful with who you surround yourself around. (Proverbs 27:17 ♡, 2 Corinthians 6:14 ♡ , & 1 Corinthians 15:33 ♡ ). Also during the process of following God, you are going to have to let fleshly desires and people go, so you can follow God without any hindrance and live for Him truly. This was a very important lesson that the Lord has taught me throughout my walk with Him.
5) BE UNASHAMED
During this year, through God, I have learned to be unashamed about my faith. It is so easy to get caught up in what we think the world and people are going to say about us. But who cares? I realized it’s not going to matter at the end of the day, what’s going to matter is did I live my life for God. (Romans 1:16 ♡ & Galatians 1:10 ♡). It’s okay to be nervous to share God’s word because we are humans but we shouldn’t be ashamed of our Lord and Savior’s testimony. We should be bold because we know who our God is and what he did for us!! (John 3:16 ♡).
6) TRUST IN HIM ALWAYS
Lastly, I learned to always put my faith and trust in God, no matter the circumstance. God taught me not to be worried about the future ( Matthew 6:34 ♡). I really struggle with worrying.. a lot but I learned to cast all my fears onto God, pray, and trust him. (1 Peter 5:6-7 ♡) I don’t need to be afraid because I know God has a plan for my life and he has everything under control, what I need to continue to do is to put my trust in Him always. (Jeremiah 29:11 ♡ & Proverbs 3:5 ♡)
Despite everything that happened this year, God has brought so many blessings. He is always guiding and protecting us each and every step of the way! I hope you enjoyed reading this, love you guys & Happy New Year ♡
Love Bea ♡