Are you tired of watching people chase signs and wonders? Are you tired of been the one who is playing games, wearing masks or trying to be someone other than yourself? Are you tired of reading about others, or trying to adapt to others? Are you tired of being controlled by yours or others emotions? Wouldn’t you like the freedom to just be accepted for who you are, without the pressure to be someone you really don’t know how to be? Would you like to learn how to embrace your uniqueness and resist the pull to be like everyone else?
If you’re going to overcome insecurities and be the person God’s called you to be, you must have the courage to be different. Unhappiness and frustration happen when we reject our uniqueness and try to be like each other. You’re going to have to take a chance on not being like everyone else. You must ask yourself, am I a people pleaser or a God pleaser? It’s not worth it to try and please man, because God didn’t make you to live for other people’s approval. God knew what He was doing when He made you. You are a unique individual, God created you the way you are! It’s time that you dare to accept yourself as different and stop being insecure about who you are.
You were born to be free; it’s a gift from God. The question is, are you willing to go through whatever it takes for you to be free? I don’t believe that you want to stay in the mess you’re in for the rest of your life; however, if you want to be free, the key is to start doing what God wants you to do, one step at a time, and you’ll eventually walk out of your messes. The apostle Paul declared to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:5, “to be calm, cool and steady and to keep performing the duties of his ministry”. I believe this advice applies to us today as it did for Timothy yesterday.
Thus, when a spiritual problem arises, instead of allowing emotions to take over, calm down and focus on doing what God has called us to do. Start to worship God, rejoice, for a problem can be turned in to a blessing; claim the opposite of the problem.
Howbeit, do not let any deception try to sell you cheap.
(Insert your name), guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Let Grace be with you. Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, for he is the only Propitiation for any sin, any curse, any sickness or disease.
Be vigilant in all you do and let not anyone take you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Jesus sais, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me; And THE SAME JESUS CHRIST has rescued us from all curses pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for all our wrongdoing, our generational curses, and the sins of our fathers. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”
Thus, all who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been killed. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. Anything that is not of God, is sin, and as sin is death, then anything of sin is death to you. Do not let anyone deceive you; Run to Jesus, in prayer and supplication, know your God, Know Jesus Christ, Know the Holy spirit. Seek the Kingdom, and the Kingdom can be found in the King Himself. If you know the King, then you will know His kingdom, and everything else will be given to you by the King!
My dear friends, my dear saints of our father; dear children of God, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him. Also, whoever believes that Yeshua is the Messiah has been born of God. Whoever loves the Father also loves the child who is born of him. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Yeshua is the Son of God? He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. He who doesn’t believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. The testimony is this, that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has the life. He who doesn’t have God’s Son doesn’t have the life.
But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct. Do not be in like manner as those who are like the people, who rely on their dreams, spiritual, astral experiences which defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones. Read Jude to get a better grasp as how it applies to modern day and age.
Remember that in addition to initial salvation, the good news of God’s grace includes many other promises from God. “I will build My church…You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free…When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth” (Matthew 16:18; John 8:32; and 16:13). All of these promises are experienced by faith as well, because “the just shall live by faith”-continually, as well as initially.
When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4)
Our Lord, Jesus Christ, who is the Lamb of God and our Bridegroom shall return! Our true life is hidden in Him and when He appears in clouds of glory, then shall our own true lives be made apparent in Him. His life of obedience is ours (cf. Romans 5:19 and Hebrews 5:8). His death and suffering is ours. So too is His resurrection to new life. And even so, His revelation in robes of splendor at the final day shall be shared with every one of His saints. So put to death the earthly things until His coming and you shall be crowned in His glory.
We know that everyone having been born of God does not continue to sin, but the One having been begotten of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the evil one. Now we know that the Son of God is come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
Dear Saints, keep yourselves from idols. Keep yourself from hidden idols in your hearts. Keep yourself from anything that becomes a controller, and you the subject to that which controls you.
The Lord is full of mercy and willing to forgive us! He never rejects us when we ask for His forgiveness. This outpouring of mercy and love should make us desire to follow Him more faithfully. Now fall before the Lord God of peace Himself, and let Him sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.