The other day some friends and I were handing out $5 McDonald gift cards to the homeless/hurting. They had formed a line, and we handed out a little over 125 cards. While we were handing them out, I noticed a guy sitting over to the side. He was alone and sitting with his head down. He looked extremely dirty, more than the others. I turned to a friend to ask if he would take the guy a gift card for food. I will be completely honest with you, I didn't want to go over to him because he was extremely filthy and I was afraid he would want to maybe shake my hand. Just as I turned to ask my friend to reach out to him, GOD spoke to me. He said, "You were that dirty and I came to you." I immediately felt condemned and walked over to him. I said, "Hey sir, here is a card to get some food, if you would like." He never acknowledged me, at all. I sat down on the curb beside him and said the same thing again. Still not looking up, he said, "I am not asking for any help." I said, "
As I walked away, back to help the others, I said, "GOD, I am sorry, and feel totally ashamed, I couldn't look past his dirt and his pain to see the man." Right then GOD spoke to me. He said, "You have nothing to be ashamed about. You were in a position to either follow your head or your heart, and you followed your heart. That is all that I
What about you? Are you allowing the guilt and shame from your past (or even your present) life hold you down? Can I say to you the same thing that GOD said to me? You have no reason to be ashamed. Let it go. Once you have realized that you need GOD, and that you want less of
Thanks for taking time to forgive yourself. Also, thank you for taking time to remind your friends, and family of the same good news. GOD loves you and has great plans for you! Just follow your heart!