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fearnot1Going through rough patches is never easy. So many days I cry out and wonder “Why Me?” when it comes to certain areas of my life. I am in a special type of waiting when it comes to a deep rooted family situation. It seems like nothing I do gets me ahead. Sometimes I feel as if I am beating my head against a wall and I cry out to God to make a miracle happen. It is then when I have a breakdown moment, which is only a moment filled with pride and ego because I feel like I DESERVE something to happen RIGHT NOW. I let the tears of guilt fall onto the floor and I speak to God of the impossibility of the situation. I’m getting back up…RIGHT? I keep seeking the Lord…RIGHT??? What I refuse to look at is the sin that caused me to fall away in this situation in the first place. The sin that others love to point out. There are people in my life (whether they want to be there or not) that love to see me at my worst. They hate when I do right and love when I do wrong. But here is the thing…God chooses His best warriors for his strongest battles and this is a battle for sure…one that I once rebelled against.

fearnot2Ezekiel 2:6-7 – And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people. 7 You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.

fearnot3What I am feeling today is overwhelming Godly sorrow. I’m not so much upset that I am in this situation than I am that I could have handled everything differently. I could have held it together and allowed God to work through me. This is either going to make me stronger or tear me down. It’s a CHOICE. I can boldly witness, or I can hide under a rock and sulk due to the misfortune I created. I am not the one rebelling today. I am standing firm and never will I give up this position. NEVER.

You can read Ezekiel 1-5 about Ezekiel’s call to prophecy and the vision of sin and judgment 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 #Ezekiel

To further your reading, consider this from:

Matthew 10:26 – “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.

Fear Not” is in the Bible 365 times…once for every day of the year. Do you think God is trying to tell us something? For every single day of the year that we walk around afraid of the future, the present, the past…He knows and has an answer. People are going to come into our lives and people are going to leave our lives. There is an expiration date on everything this earth has to offer. But there is our heavenly home that awaits us, if only we can get on the other side of haters, people who persecute us, and the fear that goes along with it. FEAR NOT. Walk in purpose!

Related Scriptures: Deuteronomy 1:21; Joel 2:21; Exodus 20:20