30/30 Challenge: Day 3

women's devotional bible #3030challengeEverything is so temporary, it seems foolish the things I used to dedicate my time to. Clothes, boys, pills, phones, jewelry. Things that aren’t even in my life anymore, I used to live for. In fact… besides my education, there isn’t much I can look back on and say, “time well spent.”

  • Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces. (Matthew 7:6)

Unfortunately, I didn’t realize my energy was being directed to all the wrong things until years later. At least I have today and now…

And I know time spent to learning the word of God is something I won’t regret.

*Rae

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7 thoughts on “30/30 Challenge: Day 3

  1. And yet you DID realize your past experiences weren’t in your best interest. How do I know? Simple. You let them go and moved forward into those things that have brought you greater peace, strength, and understanding while at the same time giving God the glory He desires and deserves. Interestingly, the Lord oftentimes births ministries and missions out of misery; He promotes us through our pain. It’s part of our spiritual training, as it’s quite difficult to minister to someone to whom you can’t relate. Yet, it’s so powerful to be used by God to give testimony of His delivering and saving grace to a brother or sister who still struggles with past demons from which God has delivered us (and in some cases is STILL delivering us).

    I am really enjoying your blog!

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  2. And yet you DID realize your past experiences weren’t in your best interest. How do I know? Simple. You let them go and moved forward into those things that have brought you greater peace, strength, and understanding while at the same time giving God the glory He desires and deserves. Interestingly, the Lord oftentimes births ministries and missions out of misery; He promotes us through our pain. It’s part of our spiritual training, as it’s quite difficult to minister to someone to whom you can’t relate. Yet, it’s so powerful to be used by God to give testimony of His delivering and saving grace to a brother or sister who still struggles with past demons from which God has delivered us (and in some cases is STILL delivering us).

    I am really enjoying your blog!

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  3. Yes! Amen to that! I love having such an amazing God because I’m anything but. Yet it doesn’t matter, because He more than covers my inadequacies. I appreciate your comment, thank you (:

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  4. I agree to everything that has been said! It is so very true that we often lose time with stuff that is superficial! I just want to add that you shouldn’t be too hard on you with what you did in the past… You seem to have overcome lots of stuff and I just want to add that once your life is back on track you realise everything happens for a reason and that one day it might help you help someone else, or help you deal with a situation…. You have to be on the right track though and I most certainly believe you are!! Bless you!

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  5. Thank you, Tobe!

    I’m actually at a point in my life when I can admit publicly things I’ve done in the past because they don’t control who I am or how I live anymore. Now a few years back, it would have been a different story. Back in the day ol’ Rae lived in her own little world, playing by her own rules and no one could tell her nothing lol.

    But God got through to me. He’s persuasive like that.

    I appreciate your comment, God bless!
    *Rae

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