Difference Maker

Maybe you can relate…

I have those days.  You know…those days when emotions outweigh reality and/or reality outweighs everything you know to be good and true in this world (or at least in your heart).  Days when I think, why bother?  What difference DOES it make?  What difference could I possibly make?  I mean, I know EVERYONE has grown weary of all my “Jesus freak” posts.  Family members or “friends” deleting/hiding me from their news feed as to not be exposed to my nonsense.  Or better yet, those that have actually posted a “request” that “religious” beliefs or “things” not be posted on Facebook so it doesn’t show up in their news feed (yeah…it all really happened).  How much more proof DO I need?

It is in “those days” that the enemy’s voice screams loudest.
It is in “those days” I have to remember to scream back…LOUDER.

It is in “those days” that I must remember…emotions do not have a brain.  Emotions are not logical.  Emotions are what they are – fleeting feelings, unpredictable surges of combustible intensity, combating every sensible thought you possess in hot pursuit to overtake all of your senses, demanding to have control.  They are relentless.  They are not prejudice.  But, they are God-given, and they are controllable, only in and through Him.

It is in “those days” that I must remember that last sentence.

God created me for a purpose, His purpose.  Just because someone else doesn’t agree with, or approve of, my purpose doesn’t make me any less purposeful.  I believe in my heart, and know it to be true because of God’s word, that one of my purposes here on this planet is to point people to Christ.  Another is to be His representative. And yet another is to be His reflection.  I was created to be a difference maker.

So were you.

Father God, thank You for my emotions. Thank You for creating me to be a passionate being in a compassion-less world.  Thank You for choosing me to be a difference maker for Your kingdom. Help me to always give pause to my emotions, allowing You the control over them.  Thank You for reminding me that emotions are indicators, not dictators.  Father God, I know I fail daily in this area (and so many other areas) and I know I stumble, but I also know that when I turn to You, You are always there, holding out Your mighty hand to pick up Your little girl.  Thank You for never growing weary of me.

In Jesus’ precious Name I will forever pray, Amen.

Deanna Clardy
October 10, 2014


Bring your tired
Bring your shame
Bring your guilt
Bring your pain
Don’t you know that’s not you’re name
You will always be much more to me

Every day I wrestle with the voices
That keep telling me I’m not right
But that’s alright

‘Cause I hear a voice and He calls me redeemed
When others say I’ll never be enough
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world
In the world
In the world
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world

Bring your doubts
Bring your fears
Bring your hurt
Bring your tears
There’ll be no condemnation here
You are holy, righteous and redeemed

Every time I fall
There’ll be those who will call me
A mistake
Well that’s ok

There’ll be days I lose the battle
Grace says that it doesn’t matter
‘Cause the cross already won the war
He’s Greater
He’s Greater

I am learning to run freely
Understanding just how He sees me
And it makes me love Him more and more
He’s Greater
He’s Greater


About Deanna Clardy

Hi there! My name is Deanna. This space is for me and my thoughts. If you'd like to sit back and read a bit, feel free. I'd love to share my thoughts with you! Please feel free to leave a comment or like my blog! Blessings to you and yours!
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2 Responses to Difference Maker

  1. Carol Costello says:

    Sweet Deanna, you have been a difference maker in my life, drawing me closer to Christ through your words and facebook posts. I, too, am often dictated by my emotions, even when I know better, much to the chagrin of my dearest friends. I wanted to thank you for this post; it is comforting to know I am not alone in this battle with satan, and that through Him, I can control my emotions. You are a dear. Please don’t change. Big Love!

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