Where is God now? A question that I have battled with (as most have) because let's be honest the world is hard, unforgiving, and full of evil. Cancer, car accidents, predators, trafficking, slavery, addictions, divorce, the list goes on. I see a glimmer of Satan at work in these big things, but also in the small things. Every fall begins with many small steps. All these things big and small are meant to create division, make us forget who our God is, who God has even created us to be. So why won't God prevent it? I don’t have all the answers to this because, well, I’m not Jesus. But one thing I know is that we are supposed to be an extension of Jesus. Follow His example, spread the Gospel, live as He did. That's a scary thought because I know I fail daily, as does every single human on earth.
Despite our sinfulness and unworthiness, there are still those who get it right, in the ways that matter. I truly believe this is our purpose, to not replace Jesus in someone’s life, but to show them what it means to be loved by Him. It is absolutely terrifying and sometimes debilitating to lay it all down face to face with someone. But when you do and it is responded to with no judgment, no assumptions, just the love of Jesus filtered through a daughter or son of God, it truly is priceless. It’s so important to find your people AND find a mentor. You will know them by the words they speak over you. By the way they encourage you and push you to be better, and do better because they believe in you by your ability to be completely transparent with them. They will encourage you to keep praying, keep pushing, keep growing, even if it feels like it’s an inch at a time. They listen to God’s direction. They truly want to help guide you to Jesus, see you changed by Him so that you may help others find freedom. These very special people aren’t perfect but they do give a glimpse of Jesus on earth. You will find people like this here at Value Unconditional. They love fiercely, believe in you, will fight for you, and will see you through your healing to the end. It just takes one small step. God will do the rest.