I loved this idea that she did on her blog and I thought I would do it here too!
I Used To.... . Now I....
I used to allow my fear of people's opinion to govern my actions. Now I choose to do what I want or what is best for me, despite my still-present fear of what people might think.
I used to trust anyone. Now I am more careful with who I believe.
I used to never question God's love for me. Now I struggle with understanding God's love.
I used to not be okay with not having the right answers. Now I realize that it's okay to not know everything and it's good to embrace the process of God maturing me.
I used to be a vocal performance, then music education, then music therapy major. Now I have one more class before I graduate with my B.S. in Education.
I used to not understand what it meant to lose someone. Now I do.
I used to not be able to relate to the depth of people's pain. Now I have more experiential grounds on which to relate.
I used to read blogs. Now I read AND write blogs.
I used to not be very good at saying "no". Now I am much better at setting good boundaries for myself.
I used to think God's rules were very black-and-white. Now I think there is a bit more color and mystery to His ways.
I used to strive to be perfect. Now I strive to be closer to the heart of God.
I used to rarely go to the movies. Now I often go to the movies. (Thank you, $2 and $3 theaters!)
I used to be legalistic. Now I am beginning to understand grace.
I used to think that my opinion was the correct opinion. Now I realize that I am often wrong.
I used to love ice cream. Now I STILL love ice cream!
What about YOU? Fill in the Blanks: I used to_____. Now I _____.