Are you disturbed?
Unless you are severely disturbed in someway I believe most people want to love, be loved, and be happy in life. So we set out on a course for that to happen but we run into a big problem that causes us problems in life from meeting our goal and that problem is called PEOPLE.
Having to deal with people in this life can be very challenging. Sometime it is parents, spouses, children, siblings, neighbors, fellow workers, and people in all walks of life. We find out we have wars in this world because people can’t get along.
We have divorce, fights, murders, people who have been injured, in prison etc because they can’t get along with other people.
Growing up in this world we have had many different kinds of conflicts in our lives. We have become damage products due in part to people in our lives. We recognize that we have problems and it is either to painful to deal with them or we just see no need to.
But in this life we have to deal with bosses, fellow workers, husbands and wives, children etc. You have heard people say to someone, “You got a problem man!”
That’s because your problem is so obvious to others but sometimes not so obvious to us. in being upset you have a problem because you are upset but you might not do anything about it or even realize what the problem is.
I had posted yesterday in my post that it is a pitiful thing for a person to have a need but not know it. But it is a more pitiful thing for a person who knows they have a need but does nothing about it.
So you have a person that wants to love and be loved and enjoy life being confronted with meetings with people that are pretty damaged, pretty angry, pretty hurt and they want to vent on someone today and it could be you.
How do you deal with stuff like that? Well like I have said before, you have to have a plan. If I was a woman that was going to get married I would be communicating to my husband what is your plan, what direction are you going to be taking us as husband and wife, what is your plan for our days, our family,what short and long term goals do you have for us.
Now I understand that allot of women might not like what I just said. But a woman and man would talk about those things long before they got married and if the woman did not like the plan or the direction that the man has then by all means don’t get married.
Men and women are both made in the image of God. The woman was not made out of the chest bone to walk in front of the man and neither was she made out of the back bone of a man to walk behind the man but she was made from the rib of man to walk beside her husband.
Having said that, now if you don’t like what I have to say you are going to have to take it up with God. God has placed the man as the leader in the home. Anything with two heads is a freak of nature.
He is to lead in patience, love, compassion, tenderness, lead in prayer, study of God’s Word, communication and things of this nature.
So in a marriage relationship or it could be in any of our interpersonal relationships in life we find out the great potential for interference in our life of reaching the goal of loving, being love and maintaining happiness in our lives.
So how do we become well adjusted, balanced people who are not on a emotional roller coaster ride where we love one day and hate the other. Laugh one day and cry the other, Have great highs one day and great lows the next?
Well everyone has to have a source of truth, something that believe in that will lay out a course for them to travel in life. Something they believe in that is going to bring them love, joy and peace in this life, so they pursue that avenue.
My source of truth is the Bible. I have been a Christian since I was 17 years old, I will be 64 in September. What does that mean to be a Christian?
It is a person who after hearing of God sending His Son into this world to die on a cross to make payment for the sins of the world, to believe this in our heart, repent and by faith receive Jesus Christ into our lives by simply believing and confessing him as the only way of forgiveness and salvation from sins committed in life.
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Rom 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
Rom 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
Rom 10:13 for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”
So if you are a Christian then God did a wonderful thing upon you receiving Christ as your Savior and that is he has deposited the Holy Spirit inside of you.
Now every sin is forgiven, according to the Bible you are a child of God:
Joh 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
Joh 1:13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
Hence the expression we use today of being born again. A new birth given to us by God, we have a new life and we see a change has happened in our life:
2Co 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
I remember a story a guy told about how he was a foreman on a oil rig and when he lost his temper with someone he would just plane out right deck them, punch them.
Well one of the guys that work on the oil rig shared Christ with him and he got saved. Well one day he had a conflict with someone and he punched them.
He talked to the guy on the rig who had shared Christ with him and he said, ” You know what? I know that I am a Christian and Christ is in my life.”
He went on to say, ” I have been punching people for years but this is the first time it ever bothered me after wards.” He went and apologized to the man and asked for forgiveness.
Becoming a Christian does not make us Jesus Christ but it begins a good work in our live and fruit begins to begin to form in our lives, it is a work of God, listen:
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Gal 5:23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
My Uncle Wayne and Aunt Florence had an apple orchard. Those trees produced apples, that was the fruit it produced. As Christians when the Holy Spirit comes into our lives and if we yield to the leadership of the Spirit in our lives and allow the Holy Spirit to open the eyes of our understanding we begin to see the fruit of the Holy Spirit produced in our lives.
We begin to manifest a walk today, produce a walk today through the Holy Spirit of having love, joy and peace in our lives. The source of our love, joy and peace is the Holy Spirit.
Our source of love, joy and peace is not people. We can have love, joy and peace even if our spouses are miserable, our bosses are hateful, our children are intolerable, whether our wallets are full or empty.
So if you want to have a day filled with love, joy and peace today learn to have a dependency upon the Holy Spirit, walk in the Spirit and you won’t fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
It would be really nice to just say a sinners prayer of saying forgive me for sinning against you God, please come into my life, forgiven my sins, today I accept you as my Savior, and my Lord and there was nothing more to it and we could live anyway we want. That’s not the way it is if you want to continue to walk in love, peace and joy.
The Bible tells us to walk in the Spirit, to renew our minds, to fight the good fight of faith, to forgive others their sins, to love even our enemies and there are instructions to study and find out about. This is only done by the help of the Holy Spirit. It’s not about religion, it’s about relationship.
The wonderful thing to know is there is only one Jesus Christ and He was perfect in all ways, we are not, let me say that again who might have been distracted while reading this, Jesus Christ is the only one who was ever perfect throughout His life, the rest of us have all failed and fallen short of God’s approval for entering Heaven, which is perfection.
But Christ perfection is transferred to our lives when we put our faith in Christ and accept Him as Savior of our lives and God looks at us as perfectly righteous:
2Co_5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
When we accept Christ our position in the eyes of God is one of being right with God. Our condition in God is one of being a work in progress.
Don’t get discouraged today because you have missed the mark, failed, don’t give up because you attempts have failed, call upon the Lord, get into His system dynamics and get the Power of the Holy Spirit to mortify or destroy things in your life that are ungodly:
Rom 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Through Jesus Christ and faith in His finished work on the Cross comes Grace and the Power of the Holy Spirit for change and the love, joy and peace of the Abundant life in Christ comes forth:
Joh 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Have intimate conversions with God, ask for grace and to be filled with the Holy Spirit and enjoy the fruit of God”s Spirit in your life today:
Luk_11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
I would not trade my worst day as a Christian for my best day as a sinner today or ever. I have found God’s peace, love and joy and never want to lose it.
How about you, I know it seems like everyone is going through something but get God’s Divine Power to help you today, He has all the help you need:
2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
I’m sorry I have made this so long but there are so many people that are suffering and hurting and need comfort. You will find it through Christ and the Power of the Holy Spirit.
Have a blessed day today!