I can guarantee that this is not going and does not end up where you think it is. God is funny that way, give Him the pen and He takes it where He needs it to go.
I have been struggling recently with several difficult things that are happening in my life. It would be easy to succumb to the oh poor me frame of mind, and in fact I was there for a while as I walked through the heartache and uncertainty. So I went searching for Biblical help.
I recently found a list of scripture that listed who we are and what we have in Christ. There were 101 scripture on this list. I know upon diligent study more can be found.
Did you know or more importantly, do you remember that you are justified, a citizen of heaven, forgiven, adopted, included, you are protected, you are not helpless, you are persevering and overcoming. You are set free, righteous and more than a conqueror. You are safe, you are chosen and you are given God’s peace. You are not alone and can stand strong in the day of evil. Are you getting what I am saying here? To be a child of God is to be given an elite and precious legacy.
This is not only a list of who you are in Christ; this is a list that includes all your brothers and sisters in Christ. Now we all know that not one of us is perfect, we have all sinned. It is also good to remember that no one sin is bigger than another, you are no better than your brother because you think he sinned worse than you. It doesn’t work that way. WE ARE ALL GUILTY OF SIN but luckily we are also ALL forgiven. Always, always remember that God loves us for who we are not in spite of who we are. Not just you, not just me, but all who call on the name of the Lord.
There is so much wrong in this world. We are faced daily with sickness, death, jealousy, bad marriages, financial woes, division between friends, family, and churches, tragedy after tragedy. As long as we are living in this world heart ache and heart break will be present.
Allow me to go on a bit of a rabbit trail here for a moment. I feel led to include here that when we are faced with difficulty, especially when it is of a delicate or intimately emotional matter, don’t bow to ways of the world. Don’t gossip, don’t add fuel to the fire by continuing to fight the battle on social media just to make sure you have the last word or just to make sure that everyone knows you are taking the high road. Once you have done things biblically, leave it there. Human nature being what it is, we are all guilty of fighting our battles at least once in awhile, in the worldly fashion, but by fighting them that way you get worldly results. Take your battle to God and let Him fight it for you.
As a child of God you have a crown to live up to and a kingdom to represent. Sometimes living as royalty means surrendering the fight to God. Find a list of just who we are as sons and daughters of God, study it one scripture at a time. It will give you a whole new perspective. It will give you a reason to go on.
…………..and so I ride