Dear Sisters in CHRIST, your past may be a chronicle of wrong choices, rejection, abuses, disappointments and abandonment by the Fathers of your children. I am telling you today that “Your change is come”.GOD is faithful. HE will not allow you to go beyond your threshold of pain. HE knows your pain and can translate it to gain. You just have to make up your mind to go his way. Then HIS enabling grace will help you change your lifestyle and relationships.
GOD loves you. HE says in His Word that:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.
“Again I will build you and you will be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! Again you will take up your tambourines,
And go forth to the dances of the merrymakers” (Jeremiah 31: 3; NASB)
You are the object of God’s love. HE promises to build your life up again. HE wants you to turn back to HIM and to turn back from pursuing your lovers. They end up hurting you as much as you lust after them.
GOD is love. In HIS love for you, HE gave you the ability to make choices. HE will not violate your free will. You have the ability to make a choice today that would either transform or deform your life.
The right choice is for you to invite CHRIST into your life. For without Christ in your life, your life will be full of crises. But when you surrender your life to Christ, HE works in you both to will and to do of GOD’s good pleasure.
You can do yourself a world of good today by asking GOD to help you and deliver you from yourself.
Our greatest enemy is the “self”. It is a misconception to think that the devil is our greatest foe. Of course he is an unrelenting foe, but he is already defeated. It is CHRIST who leads us in triumph over him.
But with the self as the enemy, the battle rests with us. The onus is on the Believer to ‘mortify’ the deeds of the human sinful nature.
The Bible puts it this way:
“We have an obligation, but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God” (Romans 8:12, 13; BSB)
In order to live life according to GOD’s design, we die to the self.
But if the self is allowed to rule us by our emotions, death would be calling out to us.
I was once in that exact place. I was so full of me, mine and myself. So much so that I even contemplated suicide.
But GOD’s mercy kept me from taking my life.
My life was one big shame, disgrace, hurts pains and abuses. I lost my self-esteem and self-worth. I was ridiculed, misunderstood, rejected, and abandoned. I became hopeless, homeless, jobless, sick and hungry. I was a single parent and full of self-pity. Eventually, I was all alone. Nothing and no one was there for me. But for GOD’s love, I would have been completely lost.
GOD’s love kept me. His voice became the only voice I heard. That downward trend would have continued. But GOD the Holy Spirit made me realize that my life was going south. It was then and I cried out to GOD for help. I reached out for His loving arms and HE wrapped it round me. HE holds me in His warm embrace. HE promised to be with me till the end of the age. And He did keep His promises.
Wherever you are at, The All-Loving God is reaching out to you as HE did to me.
I was in a terrible state but GOD mercifully intervened and put my life back on course.
Sisters and you who is reading this today, GOD is not finished with you. He loves you and is looking out for the opportunity to turn your life around. All you need do is call out to HIM. Invite Him into your situation. And He will answer you speedily.
HE says in HIS Word through Isaiah that:
“In returning and rest you shall be saved: In quietness and confidence shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30: 15).
To return to GOD involves repentance.
True repentance means that you have to turn around from the way you think, feel and act and begin to go GOD’s way. You begin to think, feel and act in accordance with GOD’s standard. Only then will you find rest for your soul.
Your strength to go on in life will be restored when your focus is GOD and not the self, people or things.
Humans are incapable of meeting your spiritual, emotional, financial or physical needs. Only GOD can. It is true that God designed our sexual needs to be met by the opposite sex. But then, if seek to fulfil our sexual desires outside of marriage, it most often results in hurts and disappointments.
To continue to pursue the love of humans or things is to court disaster. Most often it pushes towards risky and promiscuous behavior such as prostitution, drug doing and drinking of liquor. And if not quickly confronted, it would necessitate the doing of things totally out of character and outside the perimeter of our value system in order to be held in the warmth and acceptance of another, no matter how dysfunctional the circumstances might be. And the end of it all would be suicide or death from other means.
That is not the way dear friends.
JESUS is the way out of the hurts, pains, rejection, disappointment, abuses, homelessness, economic hardship, emotional torment, sicknesses and diseases.
I am a living testimony that in CHRIST JESUS, rejection becomes acceptance; disgrace translates to more grace; frustration becomes fulfillment; abandonment become appreciation, shame become fame, etc.
Jesus Christ turned my life around. HE turned my mourning into dancing and lifted my sorrows. HE restored hope in me. He poured out HIS love into my heart and I stopped hating. HE will do same for you.
CHRIST JESUS also transforms personality. A nympho/pervert gets healed to become a care giver. A condemned prisoner converts and becomes a prisoner of hope. A murderer becomes a missionary. A prostitute stands the chance of becoming a proclaimer of the Gospel.
There is no end to how far the Love of GOD would go to build up lives once HE is put into the picture.
I speak over you now:
I proclaim that your life is being built up to glorify GOD. You will greatly rejoice in God for He will cover you with His robe of righteousness just as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Your Change is come. You will sing a new song my friend. I declare that those who hated you will be attracted to HIS glory in your life. You will be radiant. You have become a burning and a shining light in your generation, in CHRIST loving name.
Read what GOD’s Word is saying to you:
“Therefore, the LORD will wait, that HE may be gracious to you; Therefore HE will be exalted, that HE may have mercy on you. For the LORD is a GOD of justice. Blessed are those who wait for HIM” (Isaiah 30:18)
GOD will not violate your freewill, so invite HIM into your life today. He wants to be gracious to you. He wants to convert your disgrace to great grace. People treated you mercilessly. Perhaps like me you were physically, emotionally and sexually violated.
GOD wants to surround you with mercy. His mercy will shield you from mean and worthless people who want to prey on your loving nature. Exalt HIM today by inviting HIM to takeover and make-over your life.
GOD bless you and speedily intervene in your life, in CHRIST matchless name.
From Hephzibah Christly