[Mojo is a Youth Corper. She has just given her life to Christ and is trying to navigate this Christian walk. Join her as she faces and conquers challenges in the course of living as a new creation.]
After that last incident, I started avoiding Boss Lady🤦🏽♀️. I just felt so…😟🥺 like she could see right through me.
Yesterday, she called me into her office and asked me directly what was wrong. To my embarrassment I started crying.😩 I know right?🤦🏽♀️ The disgrace.😖
Anyways, I confessed my role in the rumor circulating about her. I told her I had become a Christian. I shared my frustration at how it seemed I take one step forward and two steps back. 😤
“How will I ever be perfect?” I cried “At this rate when Jesus comes, I will only be half baked! Who will let me into heaven then?”😭😭
“Oh, my dear”, she said with a broad smile. “There are so many things wrong with that sentence I do not even know where to begin.
First, I forgive you.🙂 Secondly and more importantly, welcome into the family of God.☺️
She walked round her table and came and gave me a hug🤗. I felt all warm and fuzzy on the inside.🤩
“Any advice for a newbie?” I asked sniffing.☺️
“My No 1? Take God’s Word and let it be your meat🥩 and your drink🥛. Know Him for yourself and don’t rely on only what you hear from others.
“No 2, be prepared, you will also make mistakes and that’s okay too, forgive yourself and move on.”
“I wish I didn’t make mistakes😔. I said “It’s so hard coming back from them. I just want to be perfect.” I wanted to add “like you” but she cut me off…
“Perfection?” She laughed. ” You know not what you ask for😊. It is not possible on this side of heaven.
But transforming us is what God specializes in.Turning trash to treasure💎.”
She asked “Are you ready for what it entails though?”
“Umm” The way she asked, I wasn’t sure again. 👀
“You are now part of the Lords vineyard Mojo. He will nurture you and give you all you need for life and godliness.”
“Pheew that’s good”😊
“He will also prune you” She stared at me intently “You know what it means to prune right?”
I swallowed hard “Yes ma.” 😞My mind went to our family gardener and his long shears as he snipped away at the trees.
Mojo, please listen… On this road to heaven, God is more interested in your character than in your comfort.”
“A relationship with God is one of the most beautiful gifts that The Almighty has bestowed on us. He welcomes us into His family just as we are. Quirks, faults and all but He loves us too much to let us stay that way.
Just be prepared, He will use His Word, people and circumstances to shape us into what He wants us to be. It’s not always fun. But God by His Spirit will walk with you every step of the way and the end reward my dear is worth it! So, don’t be discouraged if you don’t’ get it all at once. It’s a long road ahead.”🤗
So very sober again, after work, I went and got myself a ONE YEAR bible📖. The whole Bible broken up into 365 days. Devotionals will now be extra.🤓
Father I am willing. Let the transformation begin.🙏🏽
Phil 1:6 (NLT) And I am certain that God who began the good work within you will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.