Facing Change Unafraid

Stepping off to college is one of the biggest changes in my life. It is an environmental change, a group of friends change, a state of mind change and a new experience-type of change. But with all the CHANGES, how good it is to know, God will NEVER change. He’s been with me throughout the whole process of choosing a major, finding a school and he was the Hand who worked out all the BIG and little details of admissions. He’s with me now as I continue through this step in the journey, and He will be with me no matter what else CHANGES.
Isn’t it wonderful that the God who created me and loves me will keep His promises to me? Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man, so He does not LIE. He is not human, so He does not CHANGE HIS MIND.” That is guaranteed assurance that He will always be there for me. And in Hebrews 13:8, Christ says, “I am the same yesterday, today, and forever, even until the ends of the earth.” If promises were meant to be broken, they would be lies. And the God of this galaxy, in all HIS GLORIOUS MAJESTY, can NOT lie.
So moving forward means forgetting past offenses of others and seeing Christ in the BIGGER PICTURE. It means forgiving others, even before they ask & regardless of if they EVER ask!! It means admitting that I won’t understand every class, or agree with every theory, or like every professor or classmate. Moving forward is actually work; a constant STRIVING to obtain perfection in Christ. It is not simply “looking” towards a goal, or “hoping” I’ll make it there. It is an effort. But I know that “I can do ALL things through Christ who gives ME strength.” (Philippians 4:13) And when I lean on Him, I know that I will only come through more situations to come to more blessings.
So if EVER there was a chance for me to shine for CHRIST, its NOW!! So I won’t be quick to judge people, because that’s not my job anyway. [DENY THE OLD SELF] I must be quick to forgive when wronged and quicker to love as Christ loved, drawing strength from my Heavenly Father who’s bond to me & my heart is so indestructible. I will let CHRIST set my path, because HIS WAY is infinitely more worthwhile and fulfilling than any mere IDEA my human mind could create!

Thus, kicking aside any anxiousness and worries, and embracing anticipation and the calmness of The Lamb, staying always thoroughly doused in prayer, I know this new experience will be a change, yes. But a change to better my relationship with Christ and an opportunity to take a BOLD step towards a FABULOUS destination. Always daring to be Different, yet desiring to be HOLY.

TO THE KING!!

Claire

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11 Responses to Facing Change Unafraid

  1. boldandfab says:

    WOOOOOOOW!!!! I’m SPEECHLESS….But, I MUST say..I’m SOOOOO Godly proud of this message. Claire you JUST turned 17 yrs old and this blog is VERY mature & MOST IMPORTANT mature in THE LORD!!!! I pray that this will TRULY ENCOURAGE some ADULTS because if your FRESH mind can UNDERSTAND how this life MOVES THRU CHRIST then I pray that THRU CHRIST your words will ENCOURAGE TODAY!!! Keep pressing fwd in Jesus name Dr. Clara Faith Brown to be & WE BOTH KNOW that God WILL DO the rest;-) Smooches

    S.Carter;-)

  2. Lissa says:

    What a blessing!

  3. Tristan Lewis says:

    Just reading the other comment and knowing this blog post was done by a 17year old is encouraging. no excuse why I can’t get it together at 27. Thank you bold & fabolus.

  4. Tonyce Fox says:

    Great words of wisdom and encouragement. Keep being a blessing to others. I think this is a wonderful idea to share with those who are saved and those who desire to be saved and don’t know where or how to start their “NEW AND IMPROVED JOURNEY”. You ladies are my inspiration to keep on pressing on. God has brought me too far to turn back.

  5. Jaimie Miller says:

    Hey Lady,

    You sound like a Lil Woman with such stronge and encouraging words. I enjoyed your blob so much. Keep goin stronge with your biblical writtings. You’ve been Blessed and staying Blessed!!

  6. Kendra says:

    This was beautiful 🙂

  7. Kendra says:

    this is beautiful Claire! May the Lord continue to use you in mighty ways 🙂

    Kendra

  8. Teemieshugabooger says:

    I love it!

  9. Marquita Joyce says:

    Claire,
    I know that as Christ looks at you he is smiling from light to light (in my imagination of his)….. You have grown up and grown strong and beautiful!! He has a plan for you and from what I see you are all ears!!! Hear his voice and soar like like the weightless golden rare flower you are to him with his holy spirit being the wind that guides you!!! Love you lil lady!!!

  10. "Mom Dukes" says:

    The Lord blessed my husband and I seventeen years ago with a charge. We were, at the time, two very ordinary people who had given their lives to Him as a married couple just two years before. The charge was to have and raise a beautiful baby girl in His image and likeness. It was an answered prayer, so we knew that if we followed Him, He would show us the way.

    Today, this special little girl is an intelligent and mature beyond her years seventeen-year-old, who everyday seeks to nurture and fine tune an intimate relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ thats wonderfully all her own. We count ourselves blessed to have shared in her physical and spiritual growth, but we KNOW that all praise and glory and honor belongs to the Lord, who knew her before she was born, and created her plan from start to finish before the beginning of time.

    Clara, our prayers are that you will continue to allow the Lord to use you mightily in college and beyond, if it’s His Will… You are an inspiration to your Dad and I, who continue to see through your life what loving and serving God with a childlike heart really means…

    We love you more than words can say, and will FOREVER be thankful for and Godly-proud of you!! The Bible says that children are a blessing from the Lord. So true, So, SO true! Mom and Dad…

  11. "Mom Dukes" says:

    You are truly a Gift from the Lord! Love you!!!

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