I believe that so long as you are human, there are battles you fight that you have probably prayed about for long and sometimes, it looks like these things don’t seem to go away.

My focus here is on the very things that separate us from God and keep us distant.

I remember some months ago a friend of mine told me he can’t keep going back to God confessing the same sin so he would rather stay away and continue in it so he doesn’t become a hypocrite before God.

Now, this may sound like a very wise thing to do but sadly, it is a big lie the devil uses to keep us separated from God instead of being separated for Him.

God loves us even in the lowest and darkest moments of our lives. Remember, the word of God says that For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to Understand and Sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but one who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning [Hebrews 4:15, AMP]

So yes, God sees our struggle and the beautiful part is that He shares in it as well and He knows how hard we try to stay true to Him just like my friend who had his version of staying true to God in his statement, “this is me, no matter how I say I want to stop sinning, I go back to the same thing and I don’t want to be a hypocrite before God so I’d rather stay in my lane”

This is a very honest statement but then if you look deep down beyond the words, you would see so much helplessness and would realize that truly, he wants nothing more than to be with God but he just doesn’t know how.

The secret to this is found in Colossians 3:2 And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. [AMP]

Jesus is the only one who can love us till we are made whole.

I want to encourage you to choose to walk with Jesus, even in the darkest moments of your life, than to stay alone and grant the enemy access to your mind to suck the life out of you by constantly reminding you of how defeated and unable you are.

Feed yourself with the word of God and devote yourself to fellowship with the Holy Spirit, even in your darkest moments and as you enjoy fellowship, these earthly realities that move you will begin to lose their hold one after the other. And by the time you know it, there would be nothing left to accuse you of, because the beauty that comes from staying with God would have covered them all.

Note that, when your internal posture is proper (set on God), your external desires and actions align, and your taste, and your desires and longings change and aligns with what is pleasing to God.

And when that happens, you don’t do certain things or say certain things anymore not because you want to appear holy before men but because you want to please God or more accurately, you don’t want to hurt His heart.

I believe that when you stay in God, He puts you in a place where you actually care about His heart and are not just concerned about breaking the law.

I pray that the purpose for which God gave this message becomes a reality in your life…Amen!

 

Remain a Blessing!    

~Noël

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