Monday, March 11, 2013

Inspirational Mondays - Hannah Staggs

1) Why did you choose Christ?
I choose Christ because choosing everything else but him never brought anything but hurt into my life. The happiness was always temporary. Choosing boys over Christ wasn't working. Choosing lust over Christ wasn't working. Choosing popularity over Christ wasn't working. Choosing Hannah's will over God's wasn't working. Chasing everything & anything but God left me empty, angry, & broken. It never satisfied. It took my stubborn self a long time to realize that & to surrender all to the King. I choose Jesus because I KNOW there has to be more in this life. Making money, gettin' married, makin' my name known, & then dyin' sounds pretty dull to me. Is that really all there is? Is that really all I am here for? I was right. There was MORE. More is found ONLY in Christ. I've found MORE than what I need in him. I've found MORE joy in him than I know what to do with. I've found purpose. I've found fulfillment. I've found true identity. I've found love, peace, hope... everything a person longs for I have found in Christ Jesus. I am complete. I was never able to say that before I fell in love with Christ. Choosing Christ was the BEST decision I have ever made. I will never regret it. Oh.. I am so Joyful ^.^ Life is just so beyond amazing with him. I choose Christ because he chose to love me. He chose to die on the cross for me & give me a chance to spend eternity with him.. how could I pass that up? He chooses you too. Will you choose him?

2) How did you change?
Changing is not easy. But it is very possible. It requires God. God changed me. I could not change myself. Only through him was I able to see that I needed to change in the first place. To be honest, I am still in the process of changing & bettering myself for him. This will be a continuous process that I will be in until I die. I will never achieve perfection, but I will become a better woman than the woman I was the day before. I was able to change because I KNEW I could change. I had a positive Godly mindset. I am MORE than a conqueror through Christ. There is nothing I can't overcome with the Lord by my side. I will climb & conquer every mountain through this journey. I am victorious through Christ. I already knew I could change.. I just needed to take that leap of Faith & Surrender.

I left the people who had a very negative impact on my walk with God. I had to get away from the crowd I was hangin' with or I would never be able to truly change. I began to seek God. I asked him to convict my heart & show me the things in me that were ugly to him. (I still pray this) If we are paying attention & if we are listening, God will speak.. he will reply. Change does not always happen over night. You must be patient with yourself. I can't even imagine how patient God is with me. I am so thankful. We are able to change when we give everything to God. When we fall in love with him, our hearts change & desires change. We don't want to do the things that are not pleasing to him anymore. When we are in tune with God we are able to see things on a spiritual level. WE are in a battle. The enemy does not want you to change. He does not want you to turn your back on sin. It's important to stay suited up in the armor of God. Never give up. Keep pressing on. Pray Pray Pray.

God's love & joy changed me. He is breaking me, molding me, & shaping, me into the woman HE wants me to be. This is not always a comfortable process though it is so worth it. I changed when I realized this eternity thing was real. I had to stop playin' games & go hard for God. I've had to make make many sacrifices. I have to say no to a lot of things.. but I am so happy through God's help I do. I stay away from the things that once held me in bondage. I have learned my lesson the hard way. Now I am looking forward & walking along that straight & narrow path.

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Eph. 4:22-24



  1. Congrats Hannah on your new walk with God. A lot of the stuff you were feeling...a lot of us feel the same way...very inspiring to see you give up what was not right...and give your life to the Lord.

  2. This post was so awesome, so inspiring. Thinking about the patience that God has for us as we change for Him is so amazing. He doesn't have to do that for us but He does because He loves us that much! So blessed.

  3. I love this story! It was so touching and relatable. It was a great reminder to press towards the mark! Thanks for sharing Hannah. :)

  4. So much strength comes with this story! She strongly demonstrates that, yes, it is hard but don't give up on your journey. No other happiness will ever compare to the happiness he brings. Thank you for sharing your story Sarah and thank you Boyd sisters for showing examples of people who are living that amazing life and reminding us we can do it too!