When We Are Afraid To Lose… 

For if your life is just about satisfying the impulses of your sinful nature, then prepare to die. But if you have invited the Spirit to destroy these selfish desires, you will experience life. 14 If the Spirit of God is leading you, then take comfort in knowing you are His children. 

The above Scripture is Romans 8:13-14 in the Voice Bible. I know!!! I simply cannot get over my love for this Bible version. 

I began to learn about the leading of the Holy Spirit when I was about 13 or 14 years old. It was a huge stretch for me. See, before that time, I’d been largely logical in my way of life. I questioned things a lot and I had learned to restrain a lot of my impulses beneath the weight of what I thought was acceptable attitude for a young lady, and shame. I didn’t really get the concept of simply “being led”. Everything I knew and trusted was something I could see, feel or figure out with my brain. I was never comfortable with unknown variables, and seemingly, that was all this Holy Spirit offered me. 

I got filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in tongues when I was about 18. And so much became clearer. But I still had a problem. 

How come the Holy Ghost had to lead me to do the strangest things? Wasn’t He aware of the kind of people I lived with in this world? Most people already interpreted me weird, and I never did have a precise answer for every single thing. Mount more weirdness by telling them God’s Spirit led me to… 

But with time I discovered that everything I tried to protect myself from and preserve in disobeying Him, I eventually lost. In continually violating His word to me, I kept fighting losing battles and losing values. 

Romans 8:14 says that if God’s Spirit is leading you, take comfort, rest, relax and chill, knowing He has considered you a part of the Family. 

God has got the entire picture. He knows where every single dot connects, and it’s part of our love relationship to trust Him to get us into the Big Picture He made. He knows exactly why He asks you to do what He says. He knows how hard it may be, but that’s why we take comfort. Because we are His children. And He has not brought us into fear, but into hope and joy and love and life. Don’t be scared of what you might lose. If you try too hard to keep it, you might lose it anyway. Even if you look like you’re losing, shut your eyes and obey Him. He knows exactly what He’s doing. 

And for some of us who may feel like we have wrecked our lives and other’s lives because of our disobedience and reluctance, I like to take God’s reconciliation package. 

He has restored us back into a healthy and blossoming 

relationship with Himself and ourselves. 

Strength and courage be yours on this day. 

I love you, and God loves you much more! 

Perspective. 

​For some reason, we always quote “the joy of the Lord is your strength”, but I decided to check it out for myself. And, boom! Why should His joy be your strength? Because you refuse to manufacture sorrows from the past, and you refuse to keep on grieving what is gone (Nehemiah 8:10-12, VOICE, MSG). 

Everyday is a sacred day to the Lord. It must must must be celebrated. 

After spending so much time in pain and guilt, both real and imagined, I have realized that nobody can take your pain away. You decide to drop it. And nobody can make you happy; you simply decide to be. It’s like the determination to look sexy, or to never be broke another day. And it has it’s basis in the word of God. 

Don’t let your mind manufacture sorrows and misery and “force” you to think them. 

Gain a new perspective. Include Christ forcefully and intentionally. Include His joy. Insist that He is your everything, and that He has got you. Insist that He is enough. Insist that He is worth it. Insist that you are worth it because of Him. Insist that He is your meaning, and your contentment, and your strength, and your steady, and your stay and your righteousness. Insist that He is your awesomeness and your amazing. 

And when those dark thoughts are trying to push their way back in and get you to feel dark and ugly and trying to make you blame others and feel worthless, remind yourself that 

a) you are forgiven, 

b) Christ is the meaning, and nothing else, 

c) it’s just a feeling, and 

d) you’re greater than all that. 

Jesus loves you soooooooo much. And He wants you to be all He died for. Refuse less today. It is hard work, but you haven’t resisted up to the shedding of your blood. And the benefits are so amazing!!! You’ll love yourself and others even more afterward! 

Give the Holy Ghost a window into your soul. A beautiful you will emerge, trust Him.

I love you, and God loves you much more!!!