Are you holding onto something that could be jeopardizing your life and relationships?
Do you think what you are holding onto is worth more than your relationship with Christ and others?
The past happened and you should not punish yourself by living with the memories. Problems and situations can take away from you, but you have to make the choice to reclaim everything in your recovery from it.
So, letting go means empowering yourself with the present resources and deciding to live the best possible life now. If you let go of a feeling, attitude, or the control that you have over something, you accept that you should give it up or that it
should no longer influence you.
Some things are just not worth holding onto:
Bitterness, wrath, anger, regret, depression, worry, fear and anxiety, among others.
Even those these things are hard to deal with, are they really worth losing a relationship with Christ, your spouse, your children, your job, your family, your neighbors?
God tells us in His Word to let go of all the bitterness and anger in our hearts.
God tells us to forgive, be kind to, and love one another.
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you”~ Ephesians 4:31-32
Letting go is hard because it means that you need to free yourself from some aspects of your past. Things that have become a part of yourself – of what makes you who you are today. Most people understand it as … getting rid of those things…results in changing who you are…so you might find letting go to be scary.
Letting Bitterness, Anger, Fear Regret, Worry, Depression and Anxiety
rule your life IS JUST NOT WORTH the consequences or end result!
Drop whatever feelings you are holding onto that contradict the love of God, and
drop the bondages that are keeping you from God and loving others.
I know it’s easier said than done, but it’s YOUR CHOICE!
Trust in God, and He will help you!
At times I find myself saddened and disturbed by recent events in our world. Sickness, violence, abandonment, and many other struggles are rampant in society. Satan, the enemy of mankind, is on the prowl seeking whom he may devour, every minute of every day! His desire is to demolish our lives and make it as if we never existed.
I want to encourage you that even in seasons such as these,
God is still in control and has the keys to death, Hell and the grave!
Revelations, the final book of the Bible, says that Jesus still has the victory!
This passage says we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony.
There exists within your testimony the power to conquer the enemy!
In “2020” Marsha and I both battled COVID-19. I was in the ICU and was told it would be extremely difficult for me to recover from the virus and other sicknesses that I had. But God was in control and we both completely recovered! Satan tried to take us out and make it as if our ministry never existed. But by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, we overcame and now have the word of our testimony to share!
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33 ESV
God is with you even when you don’t deserve it! He will never leave nor forsake you!
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
It may seem like He is not with you when difficult situations are taking place, but He is! Many times, people don’t realize it or acknowledge Him being there.
One way you know that He is with you is that you have an inner sense of peace in your heart. This peace, however, doesn’t come from what or who you are, but from what God has done. God made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on The Cross.
Yes, God is always with you every moment of every day, but if you are constantly resisting His plan and purpose for your life, then you will not experience this supernatural peace of knowing that
He is with you!
No matter how tough situations get, or alone you feel, you have a Heavenly Father right beside you wanting to help you with every area of your life.
You may have lost someone dear to you…you may be having marital problems…your child is on drugs or has run away…your finances are in a shamble…your health is failing…No matter the circumstance or the cause,
God is with you!
Don’t be afraid to trust God!
Don’t be afraid to rely completely on Him.
Be strong in your faith, and don’t ever doubt God’s eternal love for you.
Embrace the reality of His constant presence and constant love.
“…As I was with Moses, so I will be with you;
I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5
When Jesus was on Earth He didn’t come to be served, He came to serve!
Jesus had compassion to help people, no matter what their situations or circumstances were, and He was always willing and wanting to help anyone in need.
By His example, we discover the true meaning in life; in “Serving others.”
To develop a servant’s heart, you must begin by being in right alignment with God. Recognizing who you are in relationship to who He is, exposes any pride that you may have, and yet at the same time, the more you recognize who you are in relationship to Him, the more you embrace humility.
Having a servant’s heart doesn’t mean that you allow yourself to be treated poorly, it simply means that you desire the well-being of others before yourself.
Never be afraid that there isn’t a place for you in the body of Christ!
If you have a heart to serve, God has a place for you!
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.”
God has a purpose for your life, and the best way to see it come about is to have the heart of a servant! One of the hardest things to do is to be willing to serve someone who doesn’t serve it!
Ninety days of Winter have passed… We have begun a new transition of a new season, Spring.
The season where the days are like a breath of crisp, fresh air, with the fragrant aroma of all kinds of blooming flowers, and the diverse sounds of chirping birds. Where the days begin to get warmer and the nights become longer.
New seasons in life are coming, and it’s up to us to be prepared.
People all over the world are experiencing change in this new transition. Change in their work, in their personal lives, in their churches, and in their desires.
Change doesn’t always have to be a bad thing!
Change simply means that
God is opening you up for something bigger and better,
There is a “path of life” that God calls us to and grants us to walk on where He stands as a safe and sure refuge. By faith we know we are safe and secure! It is a blessing to feel the truth that those who put their hope in Christ to save have that promise!
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)
“WHO” and “WHAT” defines you?
In other words, “who” and “what” are you like in your moral, spiritual and intellectual nature?
“WHO” and “WHAT” do YOU thinkdefines you?
I want you to take a moment and think about it.
God’s Word says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10
GOD DEFINES YOU!
He outlined and expressed who you are from the beginning of creation.
No man, no job, no relationship, no friendship, no social media, will define who you are but Him.
Who can put a value on you when the Most High God made you?
You are valued because of who you are;
In the day that God created man, in His own image. Genesis 1:27
You are a child of God if you believe Jesus is the Christ and born of God; and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.” I John 5:1
You are one with Christ, for He says,“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”John 15:5
You are valuable and worth more than you think!