Better Than the Day Before

I think someone really described how I feel and think really well yesterday when she said that I have the “desire to be better than I was the day before.” I do not think I could have said it better myself. I struggle so much with who I am, who I want to be, and who God wants me to be. To add in the mix…who I used to be. I am not who I used to be, Praise God!

I talk a lot about wishing I were kinder, more gentle, sweeter spirited, etc. and while I don’t think that there is anything wrong with wanting to be more of those things I also struggle with being okay with who I am. My new year’s resolution this year is to exhibit more of the fruits of the spirit. I want so bad to be more like Christ! I LONG to be like Christ. I want people to see Christ when they look at me. I want people to think about Rikki and think about how I exude Jesus. I would think that would not be the case at this point in my life’s journey. I am NOT asking for a million (who am I kidding….only 5 of you read this thing) comments telling me how wonderful I am. That is not what this is about. I am being transparent and if you know me at all, you know that I am real….transparent is just me. That is also a downfall of mine, you know, while we are on the subject, I really really need to learn how to hide my feelings. I am terrible at it. While it isn’t always an issue…sometimes it is. Anyway, I digress…..

I have come a long way on my journey with God. I have, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, been transformed and my prayer is that I will continue to grow and be changed by God. I pray for more big transforming moments with God. I want to be more like Him…every single day. I do, in fact, want to be better than I was the day before. But, one of the things that I struggle with is that God loves me so much and could not love me any more than He does this very second. It’s a great and comforting thought. Even though I am striving to be more like Him every second and I fail to do that most of the time, He is patient and loving and adores me! How grateful I am for His grace!

“Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”

Romans 8:5


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