Madyson Grace Mahler
I’m a lover of Sunday drives, words, Jesus, books, real food, health, and a good workout.
I’ve grown up in the church, and ever since I was little, I’ve known I wanted to follow The Lord. Looking back now over the past ten years, I see a few different ways God shattered what I thought and taught me what it really meant to follow Him. I always felt a heavy weight of pressure to get it all right. Whether it was theology or simply life, I befriended the search for perfectionism. That made life complicated.I put so much stock in what people thought of me that my heart was bankrupt. I knew what it meant to follow the Lord, but I didn’t understand the joy, the freedom, and the unbelievable liberty I have to take risks-and to risk making mistakes. God is peeling back the layers of my heart and slowly showing me how simple it really is: I am bound to mess up, and His grace is bound to cover me. Nothing I could do is more powerful than His grip on me.
Slowly in the midst of my messy heart His truth is breaking in. He’s showing me that there is beauty in making mistakes and experiencing the overwhelming phenomenon of grace, that people’s opinions can fall to the side-because they never mattered anyway, and that I have to share this freedom with every heart I meet, because it’s too good not to. He opening my heart to realize my purpose was not to please people or make them think well of me or gain anything from this world. My purpose is to know Him.
I’m excited to live. I’m excited to walk with my God. I’m ready for what is uncomfortable, for the new experiences and new people I’ll meet. Because when your heart comes alive to its purpose, there’s no more room for fear, because you know that the One who wrote your purpose holds your world. I dare you to believe it today, to get on your knees and ask Him to show you His purpose. I don’t care if you haven’t missed a Sunday of church since you were born, or if you’ve never worshiped God a day before in your life: we’re all the same. We’re all broken, struggling people in need of His grace. Let His purpose for your life fall over you today, experience His freedom, know His joy, and your life will never be the same. Know that the Gospel is simple. Life can be simple. It’s about following Him and never turning back.
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