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Rediscovering the Truth ; 2

This series is about discovering the truth so I’m about to hit a new level of honesty with you all. I hope you’re ready because man oh man, I’m not even sure if I am.

 

You can only run into a wall so many times before there is a break. Most people believe it’s up to chance whether or not it is you who breaks or the wall. I believe I have smashed my head against the same wall for so long that it was when I said “this hurts” that the pain began. It was my choice to believe that. It was my choice to believe in the pain more than the healing. I wanted to sulk and pout. I wanted to dwell in my own self-pity because I blamed the wall for being there…not myself for hitting it. I was exhausted and frustrated. Frustration started around my veins and weaved itself thickly through, making a net with itself. The lies I believed were getting caught in the nets and were clotting themselves. My blood couldn’t run through and slowly my life was failing.

What happened after?

How did I fix it?

I found the courage to sign the contract, dedicating my life to God. I made the choice to go under his knife so he could restore in me a new life. My heart was suddenly pumping with the blood that was once shed for me…all throughout my body. The clots could not stand against the purity, the strength or the mercy. I don’t think I could ever explain the feeling but what I can say is I watched the wall crumble. Yes, I watched it. I did nothing but watch as the power of God broke it down for me.

 

I’m not here to sugar coat anything and my bluntness has always been something some of you say you admire. So here it is.

The lie: When bad things happen, it’s not of God. God only wants me to be happy.

The truth: In Ecclesiastes 3 it says there is a time for everything, for every purpose under heaven. “A time to weep, a time to laugh. A time to mourn and a time to dance. A time to cast stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. A time to gain and a time to lose.” Ecclesiastes 3: 4-6

Yeah here’s the deal. The Word is the truth. I believed a lie that God didn’t care about me or that he was angry at me because my life became difficult. I expected him to bless me and love me because I was told “God is love”. Yes, God is love but He is still GOD.

The question to ask yourself is, what lies have you been believing because you haven’t poured yourself into the Word? How can we truly know the truth or the lies that are holding us down if we are just “getting by” as Christians?

 

(I chose this picture because it just makes me smile. Reminding me joy comes in the morning)

 

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Taken on July 17, 2011