*A note before you read this. After doing an audit of my blog in 2022, I have decided to leave content that speaks to the Christian I was at the time this was written. I no longer identify as Christian (and haven’t for a very long time.) I chose to leave these posts because it is who I was then and it is important to me to be honest and true with every iteration and evolution of self that I experience. I may decide to add comments to the end of posts like this as well
How many times have I heard someone say, “Make a decision for Jesus!”
The statement never felt right. Still doesn’t. I know all about inviting Jesus in my heart, but come on, if He wasn’t after me in the first place, would I bother?
People don’t like to think Jesus knows all the answers. They talk about how maybe we’re just puppets on a string to God. Ok. So what? I’d rather be God’s dummy than anything else I can think of. I’m protected, loved, cherished, and I’m allowed and encouraged to be me. In fact, I was created to be me. I was given gifts, talents, and unique abilities that only I possess.
God did all that for me.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. John 15:16