We are living in tough times and we constantly go through many vicissitudes; which are part of our daily lives.
We sometimes find ourselves engulfed with daily lives’ issues and routines, most of the time; we don’t really see what is going on in our lives, because it is the same every single day.
- Get up, get ready and go to work.
- Come back, have some rest, spend some time with families or friends, visit the church.
- Go to sleep…
- And the cycle repeats over and over again.
In the middle of our life, we somewhere on the road lose track of the reality and tend to forget the main important part of our life.
God is in control of everything and He wants better things for us; other than having an annoying and boring life. Life must be full with joy and cherished moments with our loved ones.
Rejoice always.1 Thessalonians 5:17
The Bible is telling us that we always must find joy in everything we do, we must rejoice always, be content with the things God has set on our path. Moreover, get rid of those that He did not put in our path.
Reject every kind of evil.1 Thessalonians 5:22
If we still don’t know how to reject every kind of evil and say “no”, we need to work hard on it and we must achieve it. I am not saying that it is easy to say “no” all the time, but God will give us strength to resist evil and be more than conquerors.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?Romans 8:31
This is one of my favorite bible verses, because sometimes we don’t understand the meaning of these word for our lives.
Remember when Satan was trying to destroy and tempt Job? Satan had to go to God’s presence to ask for permission to tempt or touch Job’s possessions and skin.
We have a great lesson in Job’s life and vicissitudes that we could apply it to our lives.
- Satan cannot do anything to your life without God’s permission
- When God allows Satan to tempt us, is because God knows we have the strength to overcome temptation
- Even when we have been touched by Satan, it is just part of God’s plan
- We must stand firm and we will succeed
- God is ultimately in control of everything
- We must remain faithful to the Lord, no matter the circumstances
All of this is possible because God is with us and let us always remember, if God is with us, who can be against us?
God is holding us and we are in His hands. Who can snatch us from God’s hands? I know that in every situation, my Lord is with me and He will guide me through anything, even when I fail, He is still with me and my failure will eventually become a success in Christ.
There are many Christian leaders and pastors teaching their members about perfection and portraying an image of perfection. Pretending to be perfect and that they don’t sin or fail.
As a result, many followers of Christ (weak in faith) have also put their eyes on these leaders and are followers of them. They even try to imitate their earthly leaders and sometimes forget the fact that these leaders are also humans, with imperfection and weaknesses.
One day, one of these leaders commits a sin and fall; sadly to say, many of the followers also feel discourage and fall along with the leaders. Some of them feel disappointed to the point that they stop visiting the church and doing what the Lord told them to do; because their eyes were set on an imperfect man.
You have to remember that Jesus came to look for what was lost and what nobody else’s wanted. Nevertheless, we are all sinners and come from a sinful nature.
Why do you think Jesus had to be conceived by the Spirit of the Lord and not by a man? Because, if Jesus would have been conceived by the seed of a man, then the sinful nature would remain in him and He would not be the perfect sacrifice for us. He was conceived perfect without sinful nature, He was the only one perfect; we cannot pretend to be perfect and portray that image to others.
We commit sin, because we are impacted human beings and the sinful nature is still in us. That is why we need the blood of Christ to cover us and then God will only see the blood of Christ in us and not all our sins.
Our eyes must be on Jesus only, because He is the only one Perfect and when we understand that, then we will fully comprehend that God is with us. Thus, we will not fall or feel disappointment because a leader falls.
Who is stronger that God? Who can do something if God does not want it to?
Is there anyone daring to stand against God? If you have a better answer or you know someone mightier and more powerful than my Lord, then show it to me and I will change side.
But you and I know that there is no one but HIM, nothing and nobody can compare to HIM.
He is the only true God and if He is with us, why are we afraid of the enemy or afraid of something?
There is no reason to be afraid, there is no reason to fear. You can only fear the Lord and understand that He is with you.
If you still have not given your life to Him, then it is time for you to start being part of the winning team, the Almighty one.
No matter the trouble and circumstances, God is always there with you, even when you don’t see it or feel it, have the conviction that He is there and He is in control. God is with you.
At the end, I understand that I am nothing without my Lord, He is everything for me. There is nothing I do that I don’t depend on the Lord.
Sometimes I start to cook, I just rely on the Lord and state that I know nothing, He knows everything. In everything I do, the Lord is the one leading, because I am nothing and I know nothing without Him.
That is my understanding and conviction. People think that I know something or that I am good at something, because everything in my life prosper and become a blessing.
It happens because it depends on the Lord not on me. I know that He is with me and if He is with me, there is nothing I can do on my own and there is nothing the devil can do without God’s permission.
Let us change the focus on our lives and have God lead us in everything. If you don’t know how to allow God to lead your life and everything you do, just pour out our heart to Him and ask Him to show you, surrender to Him and you will start having a different direction in your life.
“Father God, in Jesus’ almighty name, I pray today for conviction for the person reading this article. Teach them to surrender to you and show them how incredible it is to depend on you. Wipe out any possible doubt from their hearts and fill their hearts with your knowledge. Let them understand that you are in control and that you are with them. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!”