Are You a Lost Cause?

Do you ever feel like a lost cause?

When we consider the totality of our selfishness, our patterns of wrong choices, our use of our gifts and talents for the wrong reasons, it’s easy to feel like God could never use us or forgive us.

Perhaps you have conflict hidden deep inside, or you find yourself so mired in deception that you don’t know how you’ll ever find a way out. You feel… damned. Like it’s too late, and you’ve had your chance.

Are you forgetting that some of His best and brightest were once the most troubled, most doubtful, most hateful people around? That once those skeptics and mockers accepted the Truth, they became legendary warriors for good?

Why are you putting limits on His power? What could you do that is possibly good enough to earn His grace? What act or sacrifice of your own is good enough to make up for the past?

Jeremiah 29:11 says that He knows the plans He has for you. There is a future. John 3:16 says He sent His son after you, to reach you where you’re at, to forgive you and make all things new.

It’s a gift. It doesn’t rely on your goodness or power. It’s up to His.

Feel that weird lurch inside your chest? Yeah, friend, if this bothers you at all, He’s talking to you.

Whatever you’ve done, wherever you’ve been, He can make it right. He can give you joy for your desolation, peace instead of those heavy chains of guilt.

Stop letting your past dictate your future. Step into the life He has for you and never look back.

I hope that this short video is an encouragement to you:


Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
-Pope John XXIII


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2 thoughts on “Are You a Lost Cause?

  1. Thanks for dropping by my blog, which led me to discover yours. I have become a total fan. You are definitely anointed, deep, perceptive and even humorous when need be. Your writing is wonderful, but what I like most is your fidelity to the ideals found in the scripture. You are a true blue believer that writes with wisdom. Thanks for letting God use you this way.


    1. Wow, thanks. And– yay! I have a fan!

      I really appreciate what you said. It’s actually your blog that rocks– the layout is cool and to borrow one of your words, it’s deep.

      I believe in being real, and on that note want to say that I definitely have my problem areas. There are some big weeds that God is still convincing me to pull and I always try to be honest about that when I write.

      So I believe strongly in what I’m saying, but sometimes I can be a really bad example of my faith. If you rode in a car with me and someone cut us off, you might be shocked! 🙂 But I don’t want to let my weaknesses keep other people from hearing the truth either.

      Again, thank you so much!


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