I was thinking today about the different obstacles, situations, trials, and tribulations we each face daily..I began to realize that oftentimes we try to make things, and people remain in places and situations where they no longer belong.
Have you ever found yourself wondering if the path you chose is the right one? Maybe you have recently been faced with a situation where you’ve had a hard decision to make. You thought about it. Prayed about it. Thought about it again. Then it seemed like you were at a stand still waiting for an answer.
After what seemed like years, you finally receive revelation, and find what you feel to be peace in the matter. Then everything changes. Doors that were orginally opened to you begin to close, and the hole that was once before you has become deeper. You begin to feel like you are sinking and struggling just to keep your head above ground.
Have you felt this way before? Maybe you haven’t, but I have. I’ve been at that point where I knew I was doing God’s will, but everything around me seemed to show different. I want to encourage you by saying that although it may look as though you have made a wrong decision, you actually made the right decision.
Oftentimes the enemy will attempt to confuse and/or distract you. He will take what is good, and try to make it evil spoken of. He will throw up blinders, and smoke screens. He will try to stop you from completing the task which God has impressed upon you to complete.
Don’t allow the enemy to be successful in his plots and ploys. When it begins to look like you have made the wrong decision: 1) PRAY HARDER 2) FAST LONGER 3) PRAISE LOUDER!!!! Utilize your weapons. Use your mouthpiece. Utilize the Word of God!
You Made The Right Decision!
Over the past couple of weeks I have found myself in the middle of conversations that have made me stop and say, “what do I believe?” In lieu of this, and knowing that there are NO coincidences in God, I decided that maybe I really needed to take the time to write it out , and make it plain!
During this journey, I have found myself learning more and more about what “Christians” believe. I have heard everything from the old “Baptist” mentality to the “COGIC (church of God in Christ)” mentality. But I guess the real question is “What is the right belief?”
We are all searching for a truth, an understanding. We don’t want to be told from anyone else, instead we want to see it, feel it, and experience the truth for ourselves. Well I have experienced God for myself, and I know that is the truth. One major part of being a believer is having the ability to stand firm on the foundation of the Word of God.
I will tell you, I don’t believe anything that does not line up with the word of God. It really is important to spend that time alone with God, talking to Him in order to having an understanding and true revelation of His word! I believe that the right belief is the Word of God. No exceptions, or deletions. Even when it doesn’t make us feel good about ourselves or those around us. The Word of God is the Word of God.
Why did I say all of this? Mainly because I want to challenge you to begin writing your own personal statement of faith. I will be posting mine soon, and you can use that as an example. In the meantime, begin thinking about what you believe. Write it down. Your statement should say what you personally believe about God, the Bible, and Salvation to start. Then you can expound on other main parts of your belief. Another thing is to find scriptures that support your belief. Study those scriptures and pray for insight and revelation.
Trust me…everything you need to know is in the bible! I look forward to sharing with you.