• AMANDA SHERRELL

Against All Odds


When I was a small child I can remember things were so simple and fun. I also remember my mom was determined to teach me and that she was going to give me a great head start in life. Matter of fact, I think she wanted me to be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs (LOL). But I guess God had other plans. Because, throughout my life, however, I have been told by many doctors that I would never be able to learn much, and by teachers that I would never be much. And I don’t know about you but when I hear someone tell me “No, it will never happen.” Something in me just drives me to dig in all the harder and even though it can be a bit despairing at times- I can’t stop. Because I know what man says “You are ADD, Dyslexia, Ugly, Undesirable, Unworthy, etc,” and I know what Gods Word says “You are beautiful. You are loved. You’re more precious than rubies.” For “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” (Jeremiah 31:3) And that right there has caused me to dig in and rethink everything in my life. Because everything that does not line up with Love (the Love, the Truth, and the Life) I want no part of in this life. I have had my fill of fakes and I have had my fill of this World. So, I choose Love -I choose the real Christ, and he’s not who most portray him to be (trust me). The experiences that I have had with Him are beyond truly amazing.

Anyway, it is with this that I find the ability to do as the Apostle Paul said “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.” Philippians‬ ‭3:12-15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Thus, I am driven to not only become one of God’s best for His glory. But I am driven and determined with His help to prove everyone that has always spoken harshly over me, a liar. For “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

This said, I know that you may be thinking, “Well, I don’t believe in heaven or hell.” And I can understand that, at some point we all get tempted to not believe in higher or lower powers, or we have never been raised to the understanding of such. And that’s ok, but what I must encourage you to watch a true story based upon my husbands own experiences with Hell, it is real and you can watch it our tv show at Abundant Life TV or on our Facebook page at Word Of Prayer Ministeries. Believe me. It’s worth checking into.

#Family #God #Faith #Jesus #Bible #bitterness

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