Just Need To Be ME

Long, long time ago…actually less than 6 months ago I began this blog.  My purpose and intent was to share with others what the Lord Jesus was teaching me as I read and studied the Word.

I was excited and overjoyed to have an outlet.  You see I am an elderly, disabled, divorced and home bound mom of 7 grown kids and granny to 15 (plus a new one due in June).  I have a definite Type A personality!  The term type A personality describes a person who has an aggressive, ambitious, and competitive character– that’s a “nice” definition, however others would say “having a temperament marked by excessive competitiveness and ambition, an obsession with accomplishing tasks quickly, little time for self-reflection, and a strong need to control situations.”  I think a stubborn know-it-all who likes to debate/argue and is always right could be thrown into this mix and fit very well.  Now this is NOT for all people with Type A personalities, I am strictly speaking here about myself.  

Six of my 7 children live within a 100 radius of me, but none live in the little community where I live.  I have a small 1 bedroom apartment in an 8 unit building…most days there are only 2 people in the entire building.  Myself and a sweet 91-year-old lady.  I don’t drive anymore and don’t have a car.  My only mode of transportation are these legs and they don’t work that well.  So… how does a Type A personality live alone, having very little contact with other human beings (except the numerous daily phone calls from 3 of my 4 daughters) survive?

WONDERFULLY WELL!  You see, I KNOW Almighty God never makes mistakes…and this is right where I belong.  God has given me TIME, my most treasured possession.  Time to spend with Him and I can say honestly “I would have it no other way”.  Why?  This gracious gift of time affords me an opportunity many do not have in this hectic, microwave world we live in.  “Alone Time” with my God.  What has “alone” time given, well I think 2 Corinthians 5:17-2o is right on the mark.

 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.  Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

Finally, I must admit to retrieving some of those “nasty/fleshy” characteristics when I started reading others blogs.  I felt I needed more theology, so I started reading commentaries, lexicons, etc— then my writing came to an abrupt halt.  I couldn’t write anything that was me, I was trying to write an A+ paper.  Well, these past few days after  struggling with the “why” issue, our Awesome God through His Word and the indwelling Holy Spirit showed me what was happening.  I praise Him every time He sets me straight.  So…

I’m going to leave the theological A+ written blog posts to those God has appointed to do so and I am going to “just be the new me growing“.  In verse 17 from 2 Corinthians 5 it tells us “old things are passed away (dead)” , however sometimes we dredge the dead goop up and then He reminds us who He wants us to be!  As the rest of verse 17 says “all things are become new”.. or all things are becoming new.  As I learn, I will share.  I just need to be the new me!

Blessings to all

~streim~

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Streim

There is great peace and joy in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am blessed to serve our Heavenly Father through Him. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty. My life before I asked God to forgive me of all my sin through the blood of Jesus Christ and I repented (turned away from it); was one of utter selfishness in all aspects of my life. I partied, I lived for ME and only me! Now, I live for Him, with great joy daily. I want to share the Gospel, encourage other sisters/brothers in Christ through prayer and do as He leads by the faith He's given through His abundant grace! Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.

11 thoughts on “Just Need To Be ME”

  1. Awesome post! I’ve had my moments too when I read other people’s blogs and I enjoy their content or style so much that I try to make my own similar to their’s, when in reality that’s not “me” or my writing at all. I think God gave us all different types of styles and passion for writing about the things that we want to write about and if we try to “copy” other people’s then we’re not writing to our own best potential. Thank you for this. I needed the reminder today that I really need to write what God puts on my heart in my own “style” rather than replicate someone else’s writing or style. Blessings to you!

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    1. I know…we are all different, as parts of the Body of Christ! When the Lord pointed out to me why I “blog block” (writer’s block), I also realized that I was being disobedient to Him but I was also, to one degree or another, coveting. Wanting my blog post to be like theirs.
      Give The Father, our amazing Lord, the glory that this post helped you.
      May you be richly blessed too Anna as you are obedient to the Lord. You are the “only” you there will ever be, so strive to grow in Him into the Anna He wants you to be.
      ~streim~

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  2. You are doing great! Please keep up the good work. I am new to this blog stuff and have no idea , what i am doing, but God guides and lays on my heart what to write. We need you and people need to get inspired. So please faithfully post. God bless you! You are an overcomer and Jesus will bless you abundantly! I am not theological. I try to reach unbelievers.Love and prayers!

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    1. I thank you for your encouragement, but it is not me that is doing great! When I am obedient and write as the Lord would have me to, then it should glorify Him. I would say the same to you as well. I still a newbie to blogging myself, but if your desire is to share your faith in Jesus Christ with others, I will pray you will not allow anything or anyone stop you! Do what the Lord is leading.
      Be blessed as you bless others with the words of the Truth~the glorious Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ!
      ~streim~

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      1. Amen! The message has to go out, because this world is in bad straights. I write mostly on face book, but would like this blog to refer to eventually as a witnessing tool. I used to have notes on face book to explain Trinity, truth Born again further, because my Muslim friends ask the same questions, have the same issues…… Face book changed all their format and now it is not easy to just refer to notes. I also hate copy and paste, like Muslims do, since Jesus never got tired to witness to the individuals with love and concern, but it sure gets old to write same old same old. So hopefully this will work for me. Blessings to you for encouraging me.

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  3. Wow! With a few differences, this post could mirror a post I wrote a few months back about my statement of faith. Or at least the feelings behind it. http://heavenlyramblings.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/my-statement-of-faith/ . It followed a long battle in our church which ended in a split. I was trying to witness to some ladies who were just starting their walk and had just started attending our church. Some of the “seasoned ladies” were questioning my walk with Jesus because I was “hanging out with” these other women. I was tired of the mockery, I was tired of people talking about me behind my back and I was tired of them say “we don’t know what she believes.” So I decided to tell them.

    I write my blog as a sort of therapy for myself. It keeps me real and holds me accountable to the ALmighty Father. If it touches someone’s life….GREAT! If not, well somehow I am a better person for writing it. 🙂 I love your blog and I get even a little excited when I see a new post in my inbox! keep it up!

    Jeannie

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