We had a bible study with some of the ladies a few weeks ago on balance in our lives and areas where balance is crucial.
Reflecting on the ‘What is your motive?’ blog : Don’t allow your silence to be used as an excuse to avoid areas God is trying to get you to address.
Silence is an indication of strength but used in the wrong way can actually reflect weakness or disobedience.(I’m thinking of Jonah, God told him to speak on somethings to a people Jonah didn’t want to talk to).
It was not until I could truly receive what God’s Word said about me. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
Only then can you release the dysfunction attached to your life.
Why commit, hold on to that which no longer serves where you are going? I’ve come to realize that some do not know who they are without the dysfunction or the pain. They know how to operate in their weakness. They can not identify who they are as whole individuals.
They say to themselves:
Why get rid of the hurt when I know how to curse people out when they cross me?
Why can’t you accept what it looks like when you can walk away – knowing that silence represents strength. It takes strength to hold back something that is untamed. You are actually weak when you ‘can’t control’ your emotions.
You really are scared of what it looks like when people ‘cross’ you and you don’t respond negatively.
Why accept a good guy, when I know how to function with the guy who cheats on me? Why do I love the abuse of his brokenness that leaves me crying every time he shows who he really is?
They should really be asking themselves:
Did God tell me to connect to that person in the first place?
Am I trying to play God? Am I trying to fix him?
You really want someone to fix you, not give up on you. Or do you feel better thinking you ‘made’ him better? Like he’s a project.
You are not and can not be God to him. You can’t even be God to your self. Let God be God.
Pray for maturity, strength, wisdom, courage and revelation of His Word in your life. 🙏🏾
“I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.” – John 10:10b GNT
In this walk with Christ, in this journey to transform to who your were destined to be, relationship with Him is crucial.
It will make all the difference. Imagine going on a road trip with no map or directions. It would not be fun or enjoyable at all.
At least if you get lost along the way or hit roadblocks, the trip is not as draining or devastating if you have someone or something that can tell you the way.
In this journey, YOU WILL HAVE tests (with or without Christ’s help). Your relationship will make the difference.
When you are challenged, whether from the outside or within yourself, in what God thinks of you – relationship with Him will overcome any doubt.
Think of your (REAL) friends/family that you can really count on. Even if they are not always there or you don’t understand what they are doing, you trust their judgement because you have relationship, a history with them. So even if you hit a snag in the relationship or you don’t agree on something they did, you won’t just throw away your relationship over what you thought they should have done. Or vice versa.
When YOU have TRUE relationship with someone, no one can tell you what that person thinks of you. They may be able to confirm it or give you their perspective but YOU know. Better yet, if they write you a letter – YOU can interpret what they meant and what their intentions were behind that letter. You won’t need to confirm with someone else on what YOUR friend was saying to you.
I hope this message blesses you and reminds you of what you already have or should strive for in Christ.
Are you frustrated? What do you do when you feel like you have nothing left to give? What should you do when you feel empty or stretched?
What does God say? Where is He?
I pray this word gives you the strength you need to push through and achieve God’s plan and purpose for your life. My hope is the Lord surrounds you with people who can build you up as you progress in your journey.
Join us as we connect with Immerse in the Flood in discovering the things God is looking to reveal in our lives. We want to go higher. Watch (see videos below) (August 30, 2018).
19 “This is the basis for judgment: The light came into the world, and people loved darkness more than the light, for their actions are evil.20 All who do wicked things hate the light and don’t come to the light for fear that their actions will be exposed to the light.21 Whoever does the truth comes to the light so that it can be seen that their actions were done in God.”
The emphasis is mine.
God, what are you trying to expose in us?
Before sharing: Let’s be mindful of your intent. Exam your own life, do not use this to ‘show’ someone their issues. Let the Holy Spirit do what He does. You are not the Savior of that person or those people. God is addressing and dealing with you and your issues first.