Some People Don’t Want to Believe That People Can Change.

Spot on, I know so many people who struggle with this. Thanks so much for shedding light on this and giving us scripture to keep in mind when we are unmercifully labeled as something we aren’t anymore. God bless!!

One Christian Dad

Sometimes having a reputation is a good thing – the good kid, the smart girl, the honest guy, the cheerful giver, the guy who will help anyone.  But sometimes, and more often than not, reputations are not so great. They become labels that we can’t shake. The guy who can’t hold a job.  The lazy one, the drunkard, the gossip, the angry guy, the wierdo, the loser,

the cheater…

the addict…

the abuser…

the slut…


Once we are labelled, once that sin is attached to you, it is seemingly impossible to break free from it.  Even when the label no longer fits.  Even when you have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus, and have spiritually matured in Christ and repented of these things, and moved on in the power of the Holy Spirit toward Christ-likeness…they can still haunt you.  Reputations are nasty, icky, sticky things.

If we confess our sins…

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4 thoughts on “Some People Don’t Want to Believe That People Can Change.

  1. One Christian Dad says:

    Thanks for the reblog! I too know many people who struggle with former labels – you and me included in that I would say. BTW – belated congrats on your marriage, may the Lord bless you and your family! I just realized your blog has labels in the title 🙂 Could suggest an edit? A (married) (young -but maturing) (Christian) (mom) (Wife) Woman – have a blessed Sunday!

  2. Liz says:

    hello young christian mom, i have been reading your blog and I appreciate all that you share with us fellow Christians. I do have a question though because it was unclear to me from reading….Is Ethan your daughter’s biological father who changed for the better or is he the one you met later? Im confused about him and your daughter’s biological father being the same person or not?

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