I believe in everyone’s walk there comes a time or even numerous times, where we start to believe that our God is absent in our walk, or WE JUST WANT TO QUIT!We feel He isn’t listening to our pleas, or He just isn’t there. So we think that he must not care about us…like He said he did…
TRUTH: HE HAS NEVER LEFT, HE IS ALWAYS BY YOUR SIDE… The one who left was You…
I struggled with this problem
Looking back, I doubted his existence too many times to count, most of the time it was because something didn’t go my way…so i needed someone toblame, even when I knew it was my fault and I knew he had nothing to do with it. When I grew out of that and learned that he has no play in things that tempt me.
“When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;”
Another way I’ve experienced this was because I chose to listen to my flesh, I felt this most when I was separated from the people who Encouraged me in Christ, or I ignored the people I knew God wanted me to go to because I was ashamed of myself.
You see, my flesh wanted the opposite of what God wanted for me. My flesh made things I knew were bad for me, look DELICIOUS. This falls under…
- Putting aside reading my Bible, for TV, Friends, Cell Phone usage.
- Looking at Boys/ Girls the way we shouldn’t, and being fine with that.
- Choosing to do things we know God wouldn’t want us to do, like
-Drinking, smoking, having sex, lusting etc.
-Talking to people you know are no good for you, as in surrounding yourself around people you know you can’t be the influence around.
-Going after the opposite sex for the incentive of a couple relationship, rather than just a friendship. When you know God wants you to actually get to know the person…
-Going ahead of God’s Plans for you, BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT TO WAIT FOR HIS PLAN.
When we choose to live OUTSIDE of Gods Plan, we get LOST!
“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.”
We wonder why we can’t feel him, or hear him?
* That is because we are too far gone in our sin, our wants, our FLESH, that we have turned away from God. That is WHY we can’t hear or feel him anymore.
We need to ask ourselves this… “Why would I risk my eternity for temporary things of this world?”
” Is it Worth it?“
How are you doing so far? Feeling Convicted? Yes? Then…Remind yourself who God truly is.
We need to STOP looking at God as if He is someone from this world. He is not here to judge you on your walk, he is here to encourage you, and help you know that he will forgive you if you just confess your wrong doings, and I know a lot of us have a hard time CONFESSING, but you shouldn’t … Because HE ALREADY KNOWS, He just want to hear you CLAIM that you want forgiveness, and he wants to know if you truly want the REAL PRIZE, and that’s ETERNITY WITH HIM.
“The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him;”
2 Chronicles 7:14
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Our God is soooooooo………VERY MUCH IN LOVE WITH US, HE GAVE UP EVERYTHING..JUST FOR US!
“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
He doesn’t want you to run away, he didn’t create you that way, he created you a FIGHTER, a CHILD OF GOD! You have power running through your veins!
When We are caught in a place where we can’t do it, RELY ON HIM! We need to be dependent on HIM!
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
We need to stop holding on to the controls and let, “Jesus Take the Wheel.”
Once we surrender ourselves over to him again, we also need to WORK On OURSELVES!
2 Thessalonians 3:10
“For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
We can’t go to God every time we know we did something wrong, just so we can “ask for forgiveness,” and move on with our comfortable lives, thinking that we out smarted God. He knows our hearts, and he defiantly knows a heart that is after him. HE IS NOT STUPID!
“He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.”
We need to Sacrifice the things that distract us from what we need to go after and that is JESUS!
It may be hard, but its worth it 🙂
God didn’t intend for this life to be easy, in fact living for him is HARD, but he chose us for a reason, we have purpose!
WE ARE OVER-COMERS!!!
He Knows everything, Before, and After; Beginning and End!
He also knows we make mistakes, but he loves us anyways and his door is always open to us, NO MATTER WHAT, you just have to Claim that.
Instead of beating yourself up, humble yourself, take it to the cross, ask for forgiveness, ACCEPT HIS WAYS, NOT YOURS…
And remember EVERYTHING THING He has planned for you is GOOD.
“Why would we want a tiny piece of candy, when God has a closet full?”
Stop running away, turn back, run back into his arms…he has never left, and Never will.
Remind Yourself who you are, and all the things the father got you through in the first place, and how happy you were when you lived for HIM, why do you want to give that up? If he could get us out of the old people we used to be, why wouldn’t he be able to do it again!
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE