I had somewhere to be recently and I stepped out of my creature habits and overslept. I didn’t even put on makeup to walk out of the house. My whole day was thrown completely off. I’m starting to doubt myself again. Exhaustion is setting in and fear is slowly creeping around the corner. Small compromises and BIG insecurities lead to destruction for this ole gal. I’m seriously recognizing the tools of the enemy and I’m fighting hard with all that I have against the familiar fight plan. I AM fighting…in MY OWN strength. Therein lies my problem. I am not totally committed. I am seeking security in outside sources. I am striving for personal gain….AGAIN.
Jeremiah 1:17-19 – “Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them.18 Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land. 19 They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
GET YOURSELF READY! Where is all the doubt and fear coming in? Why am I, or even you, listening to the lies of the enemy that do nothing but tear us down and make us feel less than? Why are we afraid to pray with people, to encourage them? God says He will command us to speak! But are we speaking? Or are we just listening to the junk between our ears? My help comes from the Lord and from Him ONLY, so what is the real problem? I HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO PRAY….and I KNOW I am not alone.
Jeremiah 3:22 – “Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding.” “Yes, we will come to you, for you are the Lord our God.
On my face I go offering myself and my situation to the Lord. Sin is a deception, but I don’t have to learn the hard way. I have already done THAT. I feel as if I am stuck in a hole and there is no way out. Evil is there with me, taunting me, filling my head with lies and temptations, knocking the pictures down that I put up on the mud walls, pacing. I am uneasy, not rested, and full of discord. But there is hope for me getting out of this hole. I have to reach UP!
Backsliding is a dangerous slope full of regret that I REFUSE to go down.
You can read Jeremiah 1-4 about Jeremiah’s call and his propecy against Judah at www.biblegateway.com. What a testimony to God’s favor and mercy upon us all! Join in the discussion by posting comments or questions below and let’s do this together!! #ReadtheBible #bgbg2 #BibleGateway #newbeginnings #Jeremiah
To further your reading, consider this from:
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
It’s time to stand up and pay attention to this verse! I am at a crossroads, sometimes daily, but a CHOICE must be made as to which way I am going to go. God’s path, which may not always make perfect sense, or MY path, which only leads to destruction.