As bad as the enemy hates it, make no mistake about it, in faith you are stronger than ever! The enemy took his best shot, and guess what ? You are still standing! The enemy knows the bible just as good as you do. The enemy will not stop at anything to attempt to make you operate in guilt, shame, disbelief, condemnation, fear and so forth. In fact he will use the bible against you, as a means to attack you. Many people will experience a religious encounter with God, however only a few people will experience a true relationship with God. I thank God for relationship. The enemy still operates in yesterday, yet we serve a God of movement. God has already forgiven you of any shortcomings, and guess what it’s time to move on past the mistakes of yesterday. In order to receive the best that God has for you immediately, in faith its time that you begin now by believing, that you are no longer the same person, in fact according to the word of God …… 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! That alone is something huge to begin praising God about, this scripture means that all of the old defects you have dealt with are gone. When Jesus Christ died on the cross for all of mankind sins, those defects that you and I had, were taken care of on the cross. In fact they were covered in the blood! The blood of Jesus is powerful enough to deliver, as well as heal just the same today. Do you receive what the word of God has to say about your situation? I refuse to be miserable, or in pain, based off of what the next person is feeling. Tell that devil that the issues they are currently having “sounds like a personal problem to me”. If you went before God and repented for your sins, as well as asked for forgiveness for your sins, then you already did your part. If a person is still struggling with forgiveing you, then that is a personal problem that the person or persons upset with you are having. If those person or persons continue to choose, to be in pain and hurt, that too is their own personal problem. Despite any circumstances you face in life, it is a matter of choice on how you choose to feel. The biggest thing you can do is learn from the test and trials that will come your way. In every test and trial that we face in life, there is a lesson to be learned. Look closely at what the lesson is and correct the problem. A lot of things that happen to us in life, we are quick to blame other people for the problems we face. If we would only look carefully, we will soon discover that we were the problem in the first place, often what we seek to change in the next person is typically the very issue we are personally dealing with. I recall telling other people about how impatient they were. In addition I blamed others about complaining all the time. I even went to God, as a victim, like we always like to do. We love to whine to God, about people doing this or that to us. As God allowed the Holy Spirit to work on me, I soon realized it was actually me that had the complaining problem. I asked God to forgive me, and I moved on. Some people don’t know how to move forward in life. Apostle Paul speaks to us in this verse regarding this. Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Apostle Paul was basically saying that despite the oppositions he faced in life, he move on. He continued to press forward. Once you become a mature Christian, you will soon come to the realization, that it isn’t about you, as well as your feelings, nor is it about your personal pain. It is about the prize, the maturity to press forward towards the eternal prize despite the setback. How can you expect to grow stronger in Christ, if you allow the focus of your spiritual walk to abide in self? A lot of times we spend time, pointing the finger as well as blaming others, when the entire time the real problem, we have is staring us in the face. Often, we don’t want to deal with the real problem, it may mean having to walk alone for a season, while God prepares us for the next season of our lives. You then hold the potential of missing the blessing God has for your life, when you try to take everyone with you. God promises to make our enemies our footstool. Luke 20:43 UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET.”’ The devil didn’t’ like it, nor does he fully understand why, but he still has to humble himself towards God children. God will not allow him to speak to us anyway, as well as discredit us. God is never happy, when one of his chosen one’s make a mistake, yet despite the situation, God continues to love us anyway. Now who wouldn’t serve a God so great? I thank God that he has saw fit to continue to work on me, but I am even more thankful to God, I am not the same woman I use to be. Today when I look in the mirror I know without a doubt, I am personally much wiser, as well as stronger than ever before, the things that people use to say, no longer bother me anymore, in fact I laugh in the enemy face. In faith I know without a doubt that God has a greater plan and purpose for my life. I praise God ,that I don’t look like the stuff I have been through! God will move people out of your way for a reason, not everybody can go where God is taking you. As much as it hurt’s some people must be left behind. They honestly wasn’t worth the time or effort in the first place, in fact let those people be someone else’s headache.
2012 is all about order! God is placing his children in order. If you had struggles in certain areas of sin, God may have exposed you, so that you can make the required corrections to move forward. On the flipside, that same exposure may have taken place inside of your home, to simply show you that it’s time to let go and let God. Today it is your choice to be stronger than ever! I choose by choice to smile and continue to praise God, even during the storm! In doing so I’m stronger than ever, and guess what so are you!
I love you! More Importantly Jesus loves you and yes he does care.