All Things Are Possible

8:27 PM

Sometimes I get really fed up with myself. I'm too fearful, I'm too selfish, I worry too much, I could be so much better.

I know that's true. I have problems. We all do.

But I can't just get depressed over that. When I see something wrong with myself, I need to change that. I have to be fearless (which is my one word for this year), I have to be self-sacrificial, I need to trust God.

Don't get me wrong--I don't want to change myself for other people. I want to be myself. But there are things about me that need to change. My goal in life is to be as Christ-like as possible--I want to live for Christ, because He died for me.

Writing things like this is hard, because I don't like to admit I'm wrong. But I honestly feel better. I don't want to be a "fake" person--I can't stand fake people. I'm not perfect--I know that, and I want other people to know that. All I can do is ask God for strength to make me more like Him.

I don't really know what made me think about this. Maybe it's because I realized this past week how amazing God is--and how small I am. But honestly, there is an awesome story behind it :)

I had been praying that God would work a miracle in a certain area for about a month or two. I got to the point where I decided that even though God can do anything, my prayer was probably going to go unanswered. But I can be stubborn sometimes, so I decided to ask my youth group to pray about it.

Only six days after I asked my youth group to pray--the prayer was answered.

And not only was it answered--God answered it above and beyond what I had asked.

God honestly worked a miracle. I was awe-struck. God can do anything, and I know that--but I was reminded how incredibly powerful He is. And not only is God powerful--but He cares about the prayers of a small 16 year-old girl.

After being filled with wonder at how awesome God is, I started to see what I am compared to God. There is absolutely nothing I could have done to make my prayer come true--it was all God. He is so mighty and I am nothing. If God hadn't sent His Son to die on the cross, I would be completely lost. But Jesus saved me. And the story doesn't stop there, because He cares about me. God worked a miracle and did something that I considered impossible. But then, as the Bible says in Matthew 19:26, With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

xoxo, Emily

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  1. Emily, you amaze me. If I can raise Cara to be like you, I will be the happiest Mommy in the world. You will always be my first baby!

    1. Aww, thank you so much! You have no idea what that means to me! :)

  2. There is some guy out there who is going to be the luckiest guy when he gets you Emily! And like Kim said, you always amaze me! :-)

    1. Awwwww David, that's so sweet! :)


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