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October 5 2021 3 05 /10 /October /2021 13:58
Building a Case for My Reliance on God

Building a Case For My Choice For God

 

One of the elements of a life of Faith is compassion. Our God has compassion toward us, and His only caveat in that is that we must show compassion toward others. However, as anyone who has pursued that actively has discovered, that can be a sticky, unstable, and confusing business! Oy gevault!

 

Because sometimes, you see, compassion or love doesn't always mean giving someone what they want, or think they need. Enabling drug abuse, for example, by giving them money to spend on their habit, is writing someone's death certificate! It is NOT helping them, ultimately. Nor should one buy cigarettes for a COPD patient. Right? You get the idea. It is just not helpful to enable anyone's fleshly weaknesses. The Word of God says that TRUTH is what sets us free, so in order to really help someone we must bring them, as gently and lovingly as possible, to the TRUTH of their situation. And then help them find real solutions to overcome the issues which brought them here!

 

So, one of the conversations I have with people who have sought out my help, but who are still making all of their decisions by the dictates of the flesh (either because their spirit-person hasn't been enlivened by Salvation in Yeshua/Jesus, or they have only allowed Him to be “Savior” but NOT LORD...), but as I say, the conversation with them eventually goes something like this,

 

“This pattern of destruction keeps cycling over your life. I believe that is because you have chosen to live, to stay, in the devil's playground, making you his cat-toy. Occasionally God's grace rescues you, because you have some of His people praying for you (you're welcome!), but your choices keep you a sitting duck for the enemy to devour. You need to acknowledge God's Love for you, and cooperate with HIS plan to redeem and really save you!”

 

To which they usually counter with, “Well, I ain't noticed that your life is a cake-walk sister!” Or something like that. Which is actually intended to accomplish a couple of things. It is, usually, first, an effort to debunk me – at least in their own minds, so that they don't have to listen to the Truth I am sharing. BUT, I take it as an opportunity to be accountable to the Truth I am preaching. Because if WE are not willing to step up to it we should NOT be preaching it! So I answer them honestly as possible.

 

“True! You're paying attention! The Word does say that it “rains on the just and the unjust”. In other words, me following God doesn't exempt me from the enemy's attempts at ruining my life! He is an equal opportunity destroyer! BUT the big difference is this – when the enemy comes at me, which he will, I have a GOD to get behind, who will come out to fight for me. The progress may be slower than some would like, or even acknowledge, but, if you have really been paying attention, then you will have noticed that I overcome every attack eventually! Some faster than others. I think that may be because my Faith sort of fluctuates at times. I mean that I have let stuff beat me down, got weary in seeking God, and let the enemy have a few rounds! But I am trying, working, devoting myself daily, to get to a level of relationship in God where that never happens again. But you can never get there if you don't begin the journey! So....what do you have to say to that?”

 

At that point they either swear curses at me, and then get as far away from me as they can, so they can continue their cycles of destruction and flopping their actual responsibilities off on the non-discerningly compassionate ones... OR - they will make a decision to come to Jesus, and get all the way in! But either way works for me. Because I don't have time to play games. If you don't want actual help don't dial this number! Lol

 

That is what was “on my mind” today. Thanks for asking Facebook. . . Shalom Haverim!

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  • I am a devoted follower of Yeshua, the Messiah. I have been married to Gene Duncan II for 37  years, and counting. I have 7 children, 3 boys & 4 girls - all grown up. They have been home educated, K-12. I also write, hence the blog  (including, but not limited to: children's books, poems, and personal growth art. ) Please stay tuned as I share my personal journey through poems and writing.
  • I am a devoted follower of Yeshua, the Messiah. I have been married to Gene Duncan II for 37 years, and counting. I have 7 children, 3 boys & 4 girls - all grown up. They have been home educated, K-12. I also write, hence the blog (including, but not limited to: children's books, poems, and personal growth art. ) Please stay tuned as I share my personal journey through poems and writing.

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