LET TRUTH SET YOU FREE
I failed my exams again!
I got fired at work!
The test results say I’ve got a tumor in my brain
My dad’s business just crumbled
We are living penniless, there’s no money
God where are you? Are you seeing all this? Why can’t you do anything about it?
How long are we going to stay like this? Didn’t you promise you’d take care of all our needs and protect us?
Where are you?!!!
Right in these moments, we just let our circumstances define who God is to us. We no longer see His goodness and how much He loves us, we no longer see the beauty that encompasses.
Now God is defined by what He can do for us and how well He shows up to “beat up the devil” and cause things to go exactly how we want it to. Then we miss relationship, fellowship and communion. Then we miss getting to know Him just as He is. He said “I’ll never leave you nor forsake”. He said “in the world you’ll have tribulations but in ME you’ll find peace”. He never said things were not going to go wrong, He never said stuff won’t happen to you or the people around you, I mean you are in the world you don’t expect it to be all peaceful and chaos free. Man lost identity, evil and darkness found it’s way into the heart of man and it’s being birthed in the world today by people who haven’t found truth yet.
I know it doesn’t explain why you failed your exams again, I know it doesn’t explain why you got fried at work but it embodies truth. It is the Father’s good pleasure to give you all things that pertains to life and godliness, He will never withhold anything good from you, He’s not a tyrant, He is a Father. We need to stop taking life personally and start taking God personally. It not about what goes on around us, it’s about Him and how you let Him live through you.
Gal 2:20 NIV I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
It doesn’t mean that you become irrelevant and you should just welcome all the bad stuffs that comes to you. This won’t have any relevance if you realized that there is no separation between you are Him, you are born of the Spirit, created in the image and likeness of God. He care about every tiny teeny detail of your life. He knows the numbers of hair on your head! He cares that much!
1Co 6:17 NKJV But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
So what’s my point? What am i saying? What have I been blabbing about? It about living victoriously even in the worst of situations. It’s about expressing God when your entire world “seems” to be crumbling, I mean we can’t crumble if we are hidden in Him, He’s unmovable, unshakeable. It’s about declaring truth and living freely, where your circumstance do not define God, He defines them! In those seemly dark moments of your life, He wants you to take His hands and let Him walk with you beautifully out of those situations.
The story of the three Hebrew boys is just so amazing that sometimes we miss the gospel being preached in that story. They said “oh King we’ll not bow down to your image, if you throw us in the fire our God will deliver us and even if he doesn’t we are good, we don’t care cos our God is good and his mercies endures forever!” (paraphrasing). They were in the hottest of situations in life, the people that threw them in to that fire got fried by it, yet in the hottest of situations they were shining brightly, releasing fragrance of God all through it. The best part HE WAS WITH THEM! When they came out, they weren’t carrying marks of their trials, they were no scars, no smell of smoke, there was NOTHING! That’s how it’s meant to be. How that we go through the same situations that unbelievers go through or even worse but they can’t tell. Not that we pretend and hid it perfectly well so they don’t see it, but that we have nothing to hid truly because we lived free and triumphiantly through it all. We beheld truth and spoke truth and truth set us free and their lives become changed and transformed too because they were close but couldn’t even tell, all the while this was happening, you were releasing fragrance of God so great.
2Co 3:18 NKJV But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
I am not saying don’t pray when thing happens, am not saying He isn’t going to save or protect us, am not saying that when the opposite of His promises occur in our lives we shouldn’t “battle” in prayer. I am saying let God reality change your life. Let it change your reaction to things. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you no longer live based on your feelings but faith, you no longer think as the world does because you are have the nature of God, you begin to see things through His heart and think and react just the way He would, It’s Christ in you the hope of glory. I am saying stop wearing your hurt, pain, trials on your sleeves, am saying wear victory and glory and shine forth because Christ has overcomed the world and won the victory for you! I am saying live free of depression and pain and stop believing the lies of the devil and start enjoying relationship and float freely in love. You don’t have to be broken, you don’t have to be depressed, you are not trying to be brave and bottle it all in, you are letting God live through you and in you. You are lively freely, selflessly, changed and transformed by truth. It not about you, it’s got nothing to do with self, it’s all about Him, it’s all about LOVE.
C’mon now rejoice it’s time to live above pain, fear, death, etc. Live victoriously and triumphantly.
Joh 16:33 NKJV “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
2Co 2:14-15 NKJV Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
Jer 29:11 NKJV For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Col 1:27 NKJV To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.