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Rededications lead to a real relationship with Jesus Christ and a ministry

 I grew up in a Christian family and I'm glad I did. I accepted Christ when I was young. One thing I've learned in my 38 years is that accepting Christ is just the beginning. We are all works in progress and I'm no different. I'm so grateful for God's mercy which is new every day because like I said, I'm a work in progress.

Paul said in  Romans 7 For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. (Romans 7:15, 18, 19, 24, 25 NKJV)

This tells me that we all have the same struggles. I have went through periods in my life that I followed my fleshly desires

Bobby Mote, Huckabay, TX

Multi-time NFR Bareback Champion

and then let myself feel condemned. Condemnation makes me feel like I can't come to God but that is a lie.

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1 NKJV)

Our Heavenly Father is eagerly waiting for us to come back to Him. That's the part of the gospel that I'm beginning to learn about more and more.

It's so easy to get off track and let this world fill our hearts with the things that separate us from Christ. I have let this happen to me all too often. I am a very competitive person. I have been a professional rodeo cowboy for the last 15 years. When you compete in a judged event it's pretty easy to measure your value on your last ride. I've done this. Soon my attitude and emotions are all riding on how well I did the last time I nodded my head. If I didn't do well I felt like everyone was writing me off, I was all washed up, I was a failure. Those are all lies but when all you care about is winning, it easy to buy into those lies.

God designed us to be conquerors,overcomers,victors, and basically champions. We were made with all these qualities and more when we were made in His image.It all comes to life when we accept Christ into out hearts. So when I get too focused on the outcome of my performance I try to reflect on these truths. Things start to come back in perspective. I still don't do it right away or every time but I'm getting better. I'm so glad that the Bible gives us examples of great men who all messed up and made mistakes. There was only one who didn't and that's who I want to be like more and more every day.

Like I said we are all works in progress and I know that I have a long way to go but I'm glad I'm headed in the right direction and I hope that you will too.