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Having Confidence


Therefore do not cast away yourconfidence, which has great reward. Heb 10:35

The Lord showed me this yesterday…….

When we’ve made decisions that we later wish we hadn’t made, there is a danger we will lose credibility with ourselves. We no longer trust ourselves, so we can easily lose confidence in our ability to hear from God. This is the #1 threat to falling away, becoming entangled in religion, and a host of other problems which seem to “stunt our growth” In the Christian life.

We need to realize that so long as we are not living IN the word of God (and his words living in us) we are susceptible to deception. Adam and Eve had total wholeness when they were created, and lacked no ability to hear from God. When they disobeyed him, it wasn’t like they had lost any ability to hear (Him) nor were they born into a world of corruption and sin.

They willfully disobeyed him. This is so different from a person who becomes born-again, who now must trek through the layers of wrong teachings, lies of the enemy, and a multitude of obstacles, to come to their full stature (and wholeness) in Christ. As a new believer, I got deceived a few times, and it shook me up so much, I began to lose what I call “credibility with myself.” The cure for this is to look back, and realize it was God who saved you, not the church, not you and your own wisdom, and forgive yourself for what you didn’t know (back then.).

We are not out to make excuses here, but a five-year old can hardly be blamed if “their teacher” told them to get on the wrong bus. When that child is lost, has to call for help, and is found crying on a streetcorner somewhere, you’re going to want to know “who put them on the wrong bus,” right? After this, if you care about the child at all, you’ll want to teach them how to find their own bus, so they never get lost again. This is the very heart of God (towards us) that we would not be like children (tossed about, lost, or frightened) but armed and equpped to make great decisions, every single day.

God wants us to learn how to follow him, not how to “follow man.” We are all called to become priests, kings, and ambassadors for him. Anyone who tells you otherwise, and tries to live under the frame work of the old testament, is living under a shadow of what was to come.. We don’t want to live in the shadows anymore! In Christ, In Him, and having him as our Shepherd, there is no reason to be lost, ever again. Father I ask you, for those who have lost confidence in their ability to hear from you, “Restore it today’ I pray in Jesus’ mighty name. We say ‘get behind me satan” you do not have in mind the things of God. We have the mind of Christ, we are following after Jesus, he is our Shepherd, and the sheep know his voice.”

Amen (Laura Grace) author, Grace to the Rescue, Grace to Grow, and Dysfunctional People

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Doing the right thing…..(pressing on) Why should I? …….

Grace to the Rescue pic.jpg I can remember times when doing the right thing was like pulling teeth For me, literally. I hope this is not too candid, but I can remember times I screamed and hollered to the Lord I cannot take this anymore (screaming!!) and telling him how unfair it all was. I told him when I was tempted beyond what I could bear, I cried, yelled, begged, pleaded and said why why why don’t you do something about ________(so and so).

  Injustice was a thing that drove me nearly insane, as my soul counted up the cost of doing the right things for years on end, while someone else did what they pleased (and seemed to have no consequence). I was doing it God’s way and I wanted his help. I need him to back me up or I could do it no longer. I finally came to a place I had to say okay, I”ll go without him (my spouse) “Please Father do not let me Go!” 

You see, you really can’t do the counselling “co-dependent no more” thing and love your enemies and bless them at the same time.

Can you? I wish I could get across to some people out there (who have never experienced being married to an addict) that many are so slippery about not getting caught, covering their tracks, lying, getting away with stuff (and on and on it goes)

They aren’t BAD enough to get sentenced to treatment sometimes. I did the intervention thing, got him all mad at me, then he stayed one day and ran away from there. Telling people to do tough love ain’t that easy, unless you are willing to be like the good samaritan who paid the whole cost for someone’s healing.  Why do I say that? Because: ALL THOSE PROGRAMS you heard about, often do not help. Women who try to get free often get beat up, silenced and they finally stop telling you what is going on. They fear for their lives. Capice? 

How many of you out there have just wanted to give up? Be honest! If you’ve loved, forgiven, prayed, turned the other cheek so many times you lost count, isn’t there a time you finally say “Enough already?” Maybe just give up on that person and don’t tell anyone, because if you have to hear one more “love lecture” It will be the end of your rope! What’s the purpose of this message right now? It’s This: 

LET THEM GO BEFORE YOU HATE THEM!

If you Shrink back from Jesus because your abuser makes you want to turn on God it’s TIME TO GO………….GET OUT OF THERE! Nothing is worth losing Jesus over. 

The same applies to Jobs where you are being abused, when church people abuse you……..(and on and on it goes). Pray for God to help you as his GRACE will keep you where he intends you to be. Sometimes we are “no longer graced to be” in a certain situation. It’s time to go……….

If you have loved and forgiven, loved and forgiven, God gave you the grace to do that. You asked for strength, he gave it to you. If you can’t do it anymore even after prayer IT”S TIME TO LET GO! You matter too. God doesn’t want anyone “dragging your soul to hell” because they are bent on destruction. 

Having Faith means not letting go of Jesus’ hands. Have faith to let go my friend, Have faith to press on…..Have Faith to see miracles, have Faith to believe the miracle might just be “YOU” surviving this…..”Have Faith” …..

  How you accomplish that, is between you and God, my friend. 

 

And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” Hebrews 10:38 

Laura Grace, author, Grace to the Rescue. A story of Deliverance. A story of Love. A story of Hope. A story of Redemption. And it’s all true: 

https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Rescue-testimony-1/dp/1548002461/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1543107013&sr=8-2&keywords=grace+to+the+rescue+by+laura+grace