Why Do You Do What You Do?

Isaiah 29:13 AMP

And the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth and honor Me with their lips but remove their hearts and minds far from Me, and their fear and reverence for Me are a commandment of men that is learned by repetition [without any thought as to the meaning]

Why do you do what you do when it comes to God? Or even when it comes to your family, friends, spouse, and even yourself?

Is most of what you do or partake in because of something you learned and did because the person in front of you or on the television said was the right thing to do?  Did you run it by God to see if He even likes that? 

Think about the cliché phrases we use in church. “Praises go up,  blessings come down”. We sit around quoting it like it’s the Word and it isn’t!  But we keep quoting it in our sermons because the preacher before us did.

What we say and do has become the norm in our churches and our lives… but only because we’ve been told it was the right thing to do AND because its what has always been done.

Within my generation, I hope to break down some of the religious repetition in our churches that brings NO FRUIT to the body of Christ. It’s time that we stopped the foolishness in the church. Its not saving anyone nor is it bringing any of our peers in our generation to Christ. Let’s stop being churchy for 5min to discuss the condition of our souls and our churches. We are the ones who have to carry the church on after our pastors and leaders die or retire. We honor and respect them for all they did,  but we’re being called to go HIGHER!
God is calling us higher! He wants to do MORE in our lifetime. More experiences, more miracles, signs, and wonders. Let’s break the cycle and move into the NEWNESS of God!

Psalm 40:3 AMP

And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and fear (revere and worship) and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord. [Ps. 5:11.]

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The Evolution of You

The Evolution of Me

The Evolution of Me

Hello All!!!

As you can see above, these are picture of me from over a span of 23 years and counting. From high school to this past Saturday, the 16th of February. I’ve had so many different looks, styles, along with different weights and levels of confidence.

I decided to do this Sunday. Why you may ask? I glanced at the picture of me from Saturday, and was amazed and shocked by how different I now looked. I wasn’t the old Allyson, I was someone different. All these changes indicate different moments and phases in my life. From depression, to self-hate, to low self esteem, to far away from God, to closer to God… the list goes on. Many of these pictures show an low level of confidence in who I was. It may not show it very clear, but I didn’t like me. I didn’t like who I had become. I didn’t like not knowing who I was. I didn’t like not being able to get a firm understanding in who Allyson was.

As I stared at this Evolution of Me, I realized that I’ve really changed. From the top left corner to the bottom right, I’ve been so many people inside of one being. It’s funny how we KNOW that we’ve changed, but never really see the apparent change in real life. Yes we look in the mirror and notice that some things have changed and some things haven’t, but we always feel like we’re looking at the same person every time we look into the mirror. But when we go back and organize in a timeline picture of ourselves, we can really begin to see the change, not just physically, but we can mentally go to that place in time and see remember who we were.

Looking at this collection of memories is bittersweet. It makes me look at some photos and wonder “Who was I? Why did I do that?”, but then I see the progression to who I am now, and I can point and say “That’s Me.” Of course they’re all me physically… but mentally, emotionally, spiritually… that woman in the bottom left corner… that’s me.

My husband challenged me so I’m going to challenge you as well. He said it would be great if I could write letters to the different “Allyson’s” in the pictures from who I am now to see what I’d say. So I’m going to start today. I’m sure there will be a lot of tears, laughter, moments of reminisce, and moments of sadness. To write to these different people above means being honest with them as well as comforting them in the time period where they reside. No it won’t be pretty… but I’ll be able to come to a close on who I was and who I have grown to be now. I’ll be able to bridge the past and present together, instead of forcing them to be separate entities. All these women about are me, no matter how embarrassing and how angry I am with them, they’re me and I have to face them.

I pray that as you do the same, you see yourself and how much you’ve grown, as well as common factors to keep you grounded in the essence and the understanding of who you are and what components make YOU up. If you cry, it’s okay. If you smile, it’s okay. If you rip up the letter, it’s okay. But face who you once were and introduce her to who you are now. If who you are now is the same as who you were, then you have a choice to either stay the same or change. The choice is yours.

~The Mrs.

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