from the Shackles
Let al bitterness, wrath, anger,
clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, just as God in Christ has forgiven you. ---Ephesians 4:31-32
I can honestly admit that in the year as threats of physical violence came to me, I did not handle the circumstances as calmly
as I could have, even could say as one of my pastors puts it those circumstances caused me to “act out of character
to the real person I am.” I can say that as a child, I was raised in violence, abuse and destructive talking, thinking,
and physiological abuse.
In as much as that is no excuse, it explained to a degree the reality of that way of life not
being expectable to me in any form. It is hard for me, in that, I have not been in a place in life before where that was so
ramped as it is here, it is shocking to me the mentality of seeking to resolve matters with valance. Thankfully God has brought
me to a place where that has not been in my path often, people that think that way. A man was telling me just the other day
about anger becoming a destructive role in his life, living with parents that use drugs and alcohol that affects his every
day most often. Feeling trapped by the shackles of life or the enemy (Satan.), seems so obscure at times, it is most often
all about perspective. Trust there are some positive steps to allowing our faith to becoming alliterating to the out-side
stimuli in-which create the struggles.
Many believers find themselves trapped by old habits, stereo-typical thinking,
addictions, thinking patterns, old ways of doing the same old stuff. Often I have quoted; “It is illogical to do the
same old things expecting a different results.” If we do the same old things, the same old ways, we wil surely get the
same old results…. What is the solution..?
First: Accountability, accepting
what needs to be different and accepting one’s role in the process and choosing a difference.
Two: Ask God for forgiveness for
our sins, then, just as important Forgive those who has transgressed against us.
Thirdly: Set goals for yourself
that will make you a better person form the experience, we can be either bitter or better, Let’s choose Better Tomorrows
by setting plans that are positively motivated.
Forth: Find a person you can trust
even us online will work and be accountable one to the other.
Fifth: Come before God being totally
honest about the strengths as the weaknesses in our lives. God wants to be a part of our lives in all aspect of this journey.
When you suffer, just this, The Son of man suffers with us. Prayer is the key the believer has that has so much power that
it is unimaginable. The Lord God cares so very much for you that He wants us to come to Him with the small things as well
as the large ones. It is about us Trusting Him, He will comfort us even when things seem hard to deal with. Please remember
to ask God to help us gain His perspective in and surrounding our circumstances. Also though remember that when we experience
stuff, it is about what we are learning in the process more than anything. We can forget that the process of trials, struggles
are tools that yet we cannot see right now, there is a reason for everything. One day we will be able to share to the point
what we experienced will help save a life. Help turn a life to Christ, it is a far greater thing that I could do be the example
of the Living God to another brethren.
I love this song “Give Me
Your Eyes.” Brandon Heath great Christian Singer, You should order His CD it is great you can hear a copy on our YouTube
@ www.YouTube.com Type in BTEM2008 when it comes up click the song list and click “Give Me Your Eyes Lord.”
There is great rewords in desiring the best
for our lives, for talking to God honestly about the situations in our lives we wish to change, more importantly, lets us
request of Him to lead us toward His Loving promises revealing His true mission for our Lives.