1-6-19 ~ “But LORD, My Life Has Been a Mess!!!”

Psalm 103:11-13 ~
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His loving devotion for those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.”

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“BUT LORD, MY LIFE HAS BEEN A MESS!!!” A statement that I have made and I believe others have made when thinking about why the LORD would choose a “messed up” life for His purposes. How can the LORD use US? And that negative “stinkin’ thinkin” can keep playing over in our minds to get us off track and focused on self . . Yes, SELF. . . Again.

You see my siblings-in-Christ, one of satan’s strategies is to cause us to focus on our FORGIVEN past so we will not focus on the LORD, but on ourselves . . . AGAIN!!! Once we have repented from ANY AND ALL sins, they are forgiven. Now this means to stop that which we should not be doing and return to the LORD asking for forgiveness. HE FORGIVES ALL SINS. . . ALL!!!

There is absolutely nothing that we have done that can’t be forgiven, except blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, but that is not what we are discussing right now.

There is at least one person reading this post that keeps beating himself/herself up over something from the past, believing he/she can NOT be used because of that past.
I’m here to tell you the truth. . . . IF you have repented from your heart and turned from your sinful ways, HE FORGIVES YOU and wants to use you for His Kingdom of Heaven purposes.

I have had my own bouts with “BUT LORD, MY LIFE HAS BEEN A MESS!!!” As well. Multiple failed marriages, prodigal daughter decade (late 1980s – early 1990s), and lukewarm heart. “BUT LORD, MY LIFE HAS BEEN A MESS!!!”

Did I repent? Oh yes. Over and over and over again and again and again, but still didn’t feel forgiven; this was a deception of the enemy to keep me from stepping into my calling and destiny in the LORD. I finally had the peace of the LORD that I was forgiven. The love and mercy of the Heavenly Father was to help me not stay in the demonic lie and deception of “BUT LORD, MY LIFE HAS BEEN A MESS!!!”

Now, hear this and be prepared: The enemy of our soul will still try to pull that fast one from the past on me and on you. Yep, he will do that.

This is what we do: we remind HIM of HIS future . . . The lake of fire and eternal suffering. BAM!!!
And I go one step further than that: I remind him and his minions that I AM FORGIVEN AND THEY NEVER WILL BE FORGIVEN!!!! BAM!!! BE GONE IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!!! Us broken and crushed, imperfect BUT FORGIVEN sons and daughters of the Most High God, Creator of Heaven and Earth are in the Army of the LORD. We serve the KING of kings, the LORD of lords. Our broken and crushed lives have been REDEEMED by the blood of the lamb. Our shattered pieces have been turned into Kingdom of Heaven Master’s Art to bring Him glory.

NOW MOVE OUT!!!! STEP INTO YOUR CALLING!!! GET READY FOR THE FULL ANOINTING!!! And don’t forget to remind the enemy of his future, if he tries to remind you of your FORGIVEN past.

Now look at these Scriptural Verses. They are in the Bible to help you and me, the broken vessels of our KING!!! The shattered pieces shine the light of the LORD through our testimony.

1 Corinthians 1:25-31 ~
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God. But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

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12 thoughts on “1-6-19 ~ “But LORD, My Life Has Been a Mess!!!”

  1. Well, didn’t you just hit the nail on the head squarely! I used to receive dreams, open visions and words from the Lord…..until I divorced my first husband. I have remarried. I fasted and prayed before agreeing to marry him. The Lord told me I could. Since then, I haven’t had a single dream or vision. You can imagine I certainly have been guilt ridden, wondering what I have done wrong to suddenly go completely dry. I am still directed by Him, but I really miss the closeness I felt.

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    1. Not sure what to say, Lauralea53.
      Ask the LORD to show you. It may be training to learn how to trust Him, even if you can’t “feel” anything.
      That’s when you stand on the truth of the Word.
      If we repent from sin, we’re forgiven.
      I know I wish I could re-wind and delete some of my past, but I can’t.
      I wouldn’t have chosen me to do what I’m called to do, but the LORD chose me for this. Called me for this and has used ALL of my past to prepare me for now and the future. When we KNOW we can’t do anything without Him and we KNOW we are lost without Him and we KNOW of His mercy because we have been forgiven much. We learn how to love much.

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      1. Your word actually showed me that I am on track. I am forgiven as I have truly repented. The enemy just likes to befuddle my mind….if I allow it. Time to really press in. Thank you!

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  2. 1 Corinthians 7:10-11 New International Version (NIV)
    10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.
    1 Corinthians 7:39 New International Version (NIV)
    39 A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.

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    1. Thank you, Erin, for sharing two Scriptural references regarding divorce. However, it’s important to look at the whole council of Scriptures on all matters, including divorce. Adultery within the marriage and an unbelieving spouse leaving are two areas that the Scriptures reference regarding divorce as well. None of us know the circumstances an individual has gone through that led up to the divorce. Was the spouse caught up in pornography? (That’s adultery). Was the spouse a molester? (That’s adultery). Was the spouse a non-believer who left? Was the spouse one who lusted after another? (That’s adultery). Was the spouse abusive (physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, spiritually)? Was the person in outright rebellion and left the marriage? Were both “lukewarm” at best and truly did not know the LORD and “parted ways”? There are many circumstances that could be factors in a shattered marriage that none know fully except the LORD.

      Now, I also want to be clear that I do not condone divorce and/or divorce/remarry even though I have been down that painful road. No. It’s much better to remain married Or stay single. It’s also not for me to judge another’s life and what led up to where he/she is right now; this is between the LORD and that person.

      What I do know is this: we are to pray for one another and love one another.
      We also truly need to individually ask the Heavenly Father to reveal to us any area of sin in our own life that we haven’t repented from. Any person in our own life that we haven’t forgiven. Anything in our own life that we need to change.

      We need to get our individual “spiritual houses” in order; this takes the Holy Spirit leading and guiding us individually, with the Bible as the written instructions, then in obedience following through with what Holy Spirit is leading us to do. LORD HELP US ALL!!!

      This Scriptural references is a good one for all of us to remember:
      Matthew 7:1-5 ~
      “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

      Other Scriptural references:

      Matthew 19:9 ~ “Now I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman, commits adultery.”

      Mark 10:11 ~ “So He told them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.”

      Matthew 5:27-28 ~ “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

      1 Corinthians 7:14-16 ~ “For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his believing wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. But if the unbeliever leaves, let him go. The believing brother or sister is not bound in such cases. God has called you to live in peace. How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?”

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  3. HI Linda,

    Thank you for the quick response. Just as you love the Lord, Jesus and want to share the truth of His Holy Word I do too.
    Matthew 19:9 American King James
    And I say to you, Whosoever shall put away his wife,except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultry: and whoever marries her which is put away does commits adultry.

    I encourage reading Matthew chapter 1 to fully understand the story of Jesus’ earthy parents and their betrothal. They were as married, but without the consummation of the marriage, in other words the marriage was not complete because they did not make it complete by sexual intercourse. So,Joseph was lawful to divorce her because she was found to be with child, he thought she had committed fornication. Read the rest of the story to fully understand.

    Also, I want to point out in 1 Corinthians 6:9
    Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be decieved: neither the sexual immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality.
    In the above passage divorce is not mentiond, adultry is. It is the remarriage that is the problem.

    The point being is again in 1 Corinthians 7:10-11 New International Version (NIV)
    10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.

    Paul stated above that if a woman does seperate- she must remain unmarried. The Lord didn’t give us any exceptions that we could get remarried. He gave us a way out of the marraige by seperation but requires us to stay single or be reconciled to our husband.

    1 Corinthians 7:39 New International Version (NIV)
    39 A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.

    Paul is saying that a woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. We cannot be bound to another if we are still bound. It would be like going to the altar with your first husband tied to you while you are trying to marry another. It does not work.

    I will leave with this, the old marraige vow- to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse,for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.
    I pray that all that reads this will pray and ask the Lord for his truth.
    Much Love,
    Erin

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Erin.
      May the LORD help us ALL and may we remember to pray for one another. May we ALL have our spiritual house in order.
      May the Holy Spirit reveal to us ALL any and ALL areas that need to be changed, any sin that needs to be repented from, any person that we must forgive. May the LORD help us in ALL areas, because we can not do this on our own.

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