I can remember many years ago when I would speak about things I would never do again in the presence of my mother, she would say, “Rita, never say what you will not do, you should always say, if it be God’s will.” “You just never know, perhaps God will change your heart.” I would argue and say, “No mother, I know for sure I will not do this or that again.” But over and over again, I’ve found myself “eating my words” and doing exactly what I said I wouldn’t do… like going right back to that evil person and helping them again or attending an event to show support when I really didn’t want to be there… and the list goes on.
Over the years and through many conversations with God, I’ve learned to never say never. For I am led by the Spirit of God, no longer my own but bought with a price. The Holy Spirit lives and moves in me; I am who I am in Him (Acts 17:28)
As I yield to God I’m learning to say thy will be done Father, crucify this flesh and create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)