I recently wrote an article, double and triple checked for misspelled words and grammer. I felt good about it and out it went out to hundreds of followers. The next day I had someone ask me how I spell my name. Odd…A.n.d.r.e.a. They laughed and said you misspelled your name in the article. I was blown away! No way did I just do that! Well, as it happeded, I did misspell my own first name!

The old me wanted to crawl into a hole and tell myself that was such a stupid mistake! Then the Lord nudged me and said, “here’s another dark spot to work on”. I laughed and thought to myself how much I love how the Lord is continually working in us. I do pray for Him to search my heart and find any dark spots that need cleaning out because I want to be a clean vessel for Him to use for His glory.

I once has a boss who had a Jezabel spirit on her, but at the time I didn’t know what that meant. This person could be nice, but always needed control in every way. My work was constantly nitpicked and after years of working under this lady, I became afraid to show my graphic work to anyone. I’ve always loved graphic design and I put 110% into projects. Even after I left that job and ran my own company, I still had that anxiety of handing over graphic work for feedback.

After I moved back home and began working at Grace Place Ministries, the founder would always tell me, “this is a place of grace, we all mess up!” It reminded me of the grace of God.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

My confidence is in the Lord and all I do is for His glory! But be aware that those little jabs may creep back in and Satan is the master of playing on those to make you feel unqualified. We must put on our armor and rebuke Satan’s tricks,standing firm in knowing that we are a child of the Most High King!! BE BATTLE READY!

Andrea McDonald