Keeping God’s peace amidst fear, frustration, and failures of this fallen world.
For perfectionists, failure is not an option. Everyday we are bombarded with deadlines, and we try so hard to make things work the way they’re expected to be.
Expectations can blow up your mind. Most of the time, we obey in order to get what we want, not because we love doing it. We are responsible because it is required of us, and all these labels placed on us can make us lose our sanity or more specifically, our identity in Christ.
Do you recognize and protect your true identity in Christ? Are you struggling with it? That makes two of us.
Everyday, Satan can take away our identity through our compromises, our anger and even in times when we focus on too many things. We focus on our work and not on our God.
We all have a deadline, but how can we keep consistent focus on Him?
It’s not enough to meditate day and night because in the middle of the day, we give in to the fire, the tests that were suppose to build us, we perceive them as bringing us down. Because we do not recognize His face, His promise in all that we go through, we can’t go any further into accomplishing our deadlines. A lot of our motives of working explode in the moment that we couldn’t grasp what the Lord is trying to tell us in that situation.
Romans 12:2: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Perfection is not success after the other, or as what a Christian with say victory after victory as you hear more good news about prayers getting answered. Rather, it is the confidence and peace of God that things will work out according to His plan, not ours.
Satan might have snatched our kindness or we might have failed to show kindness to another who has been cruel to us, or failed to respond with patience on a long journey or period of waiting, but He is there, God has always been there, isn’t that enough for you to respond in thanksgiving and gladness?
God is holy, and he desires us to be like him, so we go through these tests, only because we choose to be with him, when we were baptized by the Holy Spirit, and then baptized by water.
Philippians 1:29: “For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.”
Psalm 16:11: “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
It would be my greatest joy to share to you this song which explains the core of this message.
Philippians 3:6-7: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”