Got a mess on your hands? Is the enemy claiming victory? Don’t worry; he claimed victory at the crucifixion—until the resurrection. If your problem is due to your own wrongdoings, ask the Lord for forgiveness; repent, and don’t forget to forgive yourself (see 1 John 1:9; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 8:12). If the problem is not of your own making, but you’re in the middle of it, pray for wisdom (see James 1:5-7).
God can turn our messes into fertilizer!
If you follow my blog, you know I see the world as a giant classroom. Can’t help it; I used to be a teacher. All the adversities we go through can be valuable learning moments if we use our faith to locate the gems under all the chaos and negativity.
Our Almighty Creator can flip our messes in such a way that will leave us in awe. He can recycle the worst smelling garbage into sweet life-changing testimonies that will benefit generations to come.
It’s through those hardships where we learn our greatest most memorable lessons;
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).
The devil, on the other hand, will tell us that our situation is hopeless; he wants us buried down in so much guilt and shame that we can’t receive God’s love, mercy and grace. Instead of us leaning on our heavenly resources, the enemy would rather we come up with slicker ways not to get caught the next time—at least not until he’s finished using us.
However, trying to muddle through our circumstances without the Holy Spirit’s guidance is—piling mess on top of mess. But what’s so amazingly awesome about Him, even though we can make matters worse trying to fix things on our own, the Teacher will not waste even our arrogant, egotistical, self-righteous attitudes to teach us:
You can’t do it without Me!
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.
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