God is the judge. Come to him before you let others tell or lead you to believe he won't accept you. Your journey is a process of learning. We make mistakes, we figure things out. We do better the next time. Before you let someone bring you down go to God for your next move in prayer and review of the scripture passages. It is also good to talk with someone who is knowledgeable (Pastor, Christian Counselor) in the word of God to help you achieve a healthy understanding of how God is intimately involved in your life.
Scriptures to Consider:
John 3:16King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Galatians 5:7-8King James Version (KJV)
7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? 8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
Hebrews 4:16New King James Version (NKJV)
16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Galatians 5:14-16Amplified Bible (AMP)
14 For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is fulfilled in one precept, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, you shall have an unselfish concern for others and do things for their benefit].” 15 But if you bite and devour one another [in bickering and strife], watch out that you [along with your entire fellowship] are not consumed by one another.
16 But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the [a]sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts].
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Calvin is a licensed Christian Counselor. He received his first masters degree in Christian Counseling from Oral Roberts University.
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