Devotions

Knowing Jesus > Knowing About Jesus

Hey sister, is there something in your past or present that is stopping you from being everything you were created to be?

How many of you are shaking your heads yes?

You would not be alone.

Do you ever feel you just don’t fit in or measure up? You would not be alone.

In John 4 Jesus is talking with a Samaritan woman that was a social outcast. Her past choices were looked down upon. She was not allowed to gather water with the rest of the women in her village. She had to go during the hottest part of the day when no one else would be there.

She was alone.

No one wanted to be with her.

On this day, she met a man who shared the truth that He brings hope and restoration where there is no hope. He offers a future that is greater than the past. The most amazing part of this account is that Jesus knew her past and still offered her everything. Her past did not disqualify her from her future.

“I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied. Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband— for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!” John 4:17-18 (NLT)

At this point, the woman realized that Jesus knew all about her and He still loved her. That day, this unnamed woman went from knowing about Jesus to realizing Jesus’ all-encompassing love. That was a forever game changer. She went back to her village, the same village that treated her as an outcast, and shared what happened and it changed the village forever.

Look at John’s account.

‘Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, “He told me everything I ever did!” ‘ John 4:39 (NLT)

Because she went from knowing about Jesus to knowing Jesus, she went from social outcast to Girl Boss. Her village was forever changed because she believed that Jesus offered her a greater future than her past.

I want you to know that your past choices do not determine your future life. Right now, you are in control of your future. You have within you the ability to be that amazing Girl Boss you were created to be.

Do you want to be all you were created to be?

Then ask Jesus to show you the way to set your feet on the right path to becoming the Girl Boss you were created to be.

Let’s Pray…

Jesus, I know you created me to do great things. Please show me how to overcome my past and be the Girl Boss you created me to be. Give me the strength to believe in you and to not be trapped by the opinions of others.

AMEN! 

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