In Times Like These

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There is a song which says “in times like these we need a Savior, in times like these we need anchor, be sure, be very sure, your anchor holds and grips the solid rock. That rock in Jesus He is the one, that rock is Jesus the only one, be sure, be very sure, your anchor holds and grips the solid rock!

It touches my heart because it’s so true. In times like these we need a Savior because the people of today are running around like loose cannons. There’s no patience, love, joy, or peace in the lives of many and it shows.

Don’t be caught up or fooled by people in thinking or believing the ways of the world is right. It’s not!!! I know sometimes it’s frustrating if I say it isn’t I would be lying. I can’t lie to God, therefore there’s no reason for me to lie to anyone. Sometimes it’s feels difficult, but during those times just as I will continue to stand I pray you continue to stand as well. No matter what it looks like; stand on the Word of God. Remember the Word says “the race isn’t given to the swift nor the strong, but to the one who endures to the end.” Hold on, stand fast, be strong, keep your head up God got your back through it all.

Keep on the Armor of God and know no matter what is going on you’re not alone. No matter how out of control the world appears God is in control. Everything has to happen for a reason it’s all a part of the plan. Man thinks they are doing the planning. They think they are getting things in order for their plans, but I’m here to tell you Jesus is the Master planner and He has all the control and power. Man’s plan may take shape, but the plan Jesus has is the Master plan and it supersedes any plan man can make.

Don’t let anything you see, hear, or encounter cause you to fear or want to turn around. Stand firmly and continue to grip the Solid Rock (Jesus). Jesus has no part in fear.

Start operating in the authority and power Jesus gave us. He gave us power over the enemy (whatever it may be). He said “NO weapon formed against us shall prosper.” That means nothing or no one.

Don’t be fooled or sidetracked by the devil, he has a mission to accomplish. Know him for exactly what he is (a deceiver, father of lies, master of tricks, and all kinds of things). When you are on Jesus’s side you know the devil when he comes. The Bible says “if you resist the devil he will flee.” You can’t entertain him at all. You have to send him on his way. He will come in all kinds of forms and through people and things. As a child of God you will know him will he comes. Stand on the Word of God and remember you are NEVER alone!!

TEMPTATIONS WILL COME FALLING INTO IT IS A CHOICE

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Yes, you read it right! It’s a choice! People want to make excuses for everything they do, but the truth of the matter is that’s all it is; EXCUSES. People don’t accidentally do things and it’s no mistake. It’s WRONG CHOICES/BAD DECISIONS. However, people want to call it mistakes. THESE ARE EXCUSES! The first thing a person want to say is I made a mistake. Oh really! Then why do so many go back and made the very same one over and over again? It happens all of the time.

There are many types of temptation people can fall into, but the bottom line of it all is no matter what it is, IT’S A CHOICE TO FALL INTO IT OR NOT. People can walk away, but most won’t; instead they will dive head first into it. This post can relate to any situation concerning temptation. However, this one is concerning relationships.

Anyone can be faced with temptation at any moment in life. When you do think about your entire life. Think of your current situation. Think of what your significant other will feel. Think of how you would feel if your significant other would do it to you. Think of the risk you’re taking. It could destroy you and your relationship. Then think is it worth it?

At every turn there is a chance to walk away. I know some of you don’t believe in God and as I always say it’s a personal choice. As a Christian, I want to add a few verses from the Bible concerning temptation. Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it. This is letting you know temptation will come, but it doesn’t mean you have to fall into it. You have a choice to do the right thing if you choose the right decision. It is yours to make.

It also says in Matthew 26:41 Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. This means when we live by the flesh (lusting and living by the desires of your loins and what your eyes see) it is easy to fall into temptation, because of the flesh. However, although that statement is true, we still have the power to resist it, because our spirits are willing to do so. It is us who has to have the strength to resist, we can do it if we choose too.

The problem comes into play when individuals completely ignore the consequences of their actions. They simply toss it in the wind. Some people don’t take a second to think about anything, they just do it. Others may think of the consequences, but they still take the risk. Then they have the nerves to open the holes in their faces to say, “it was a mistake.” Lies, lies, lies!

Men and women both, must start taking into consideration the risks they’re taking and the aftermaths of their actions. It’s time people open their eyes to reality and stop following the tingling of their loins and the lust of their hearts TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

Stop falling into temptation and taking all kinds of unnecessary problems into your relationships. You wonder why your significant others don’t trust you. You can’t do right, because you continue to FREELY choose to do wrong. You keep bringing mess into your relationship. It’s been your personal choice to do so.

People aren’t forced into temptation. They fall into it by freewill. Yes, it will come in some form or another until we die, but it doesn’t mean we have to fall into it.

Learn to be faithful to who you’re with. Live your life with integrity. Treat your significant other in and out of their presence the way you want them and expect them to treat you. As I’ve said before, “many of you can dish it out, but you can’t take it.”

When people fall into temptation they defile and cause damage to their relationships. It changes what your significant others think/thought of the person who chooses to enter into temptation. It casts doubt and mistrust. People choosing to fall into temptation can ruin their relationships and sometimes it costs them everything they’ve worked hard to build. Sometimes it has even cost people their lives.

It’s truly a “dog eat dog” world we live in. When people fall into temptation and step out on their significant others they don’t always know what they’re getting into. Sometimes the people they choose to become involved with wreak major havoc into their lives and the lives of their significant others. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true.

The world isn’t getting better, it is getting worse and if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. Know that you can control your flesh. It’s like doing anything else new. At first it’s difficult, but then it becomes easier and you will learn the many faces of temptation. You will begin to stand for right once you stop willfully falling for wrong. It’s a process like any other process and you become stronger by resisting and living by good morals. Stop risking it all for self gratification. It’s not worth it.

Deal with whatever is messing you up inside and causing you to be the type of person who won’t stand for what’s right. There’s something that’s causing you to be a person who lacks honesty, loyalty, faithfulness, and integrity. Until you deal with it you can’t EVER be faithful to the one you’re with.

I pray individuals who are suffering with this problem realize it’s a problem, because they’re making it one. It’s an issue, but a person don’t have to make it a problem in their life IF they deal with it and work to change the behavior. It’s all a state of mind (believe it or not). I pray that wisdom and knowledge fall upon you and that your life is changed. I’m absolutely sure loved ones don’t marry to divorce or live in misery. Be faithful in your relationships and love the one you chose to be with. Build a love that can withstand any storm, but don’t let the storm be one you’ve caused…..Blessings!