Amazing!! Can you perceive it? 2016 is going to be an amazing year! And of course today being the first Monday I’m not wasting anytime with the first post of the year!
Everyone has been called by God to proclaim something- to deliver a message. There are things that we have been through at different points in our lives; testimonies and tribulations that have become stepping stones for us to move to the next level and also points of contact to reach out to people.
I have a friend who is also in the ministry of reaching out to people and her story was about how God made her truly understand her worth and how much He really loves her. She had previously been in soul draining relationships and now she is out to tell people in the world that they are worth more than just giving themselves to anyone when there’s someone that knows what they are worth and loves them more than they could imagine. #worthmorethanrubies
When I listen to Kirk Franklin and when I read some of his posts, I see him as someone with the message of victory and overcoming trials and temptations. His message is about God’s love and forgiveness and that the righteousness we have is not by our power but by God’s grace.
Paul’s message in the Bible was also one of redemption. For someone so righteous in his own eyes and yet so deep a debtor to sin, once God ransomed him and showed him the light, he could not be silent about it. He went out telling the people that no matter where they were before or who they think they are now, it’s nothing compared to being in Christ.
So as I looked back on the how I write and the things I’ve shared I wanted to know what my message was. I asked myself: what is God’s message for me to the world? TRUST.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
I used to have trust issues. I was always in the mindset of “get ready for disappointment”. In expecting to be let down, I’ve also let people down.
For some funny reason though that’s what drove me to trust God more. At least if I couldn’t trust man or trust myself let me trust the one that never fails. Of course He never let me down and this increased my faith. Even times when I wanted to do my own thing and leave God on the side lines I yet again knew that “omo mehn, struggling things” so I ran back. I had also been through failed relationships (and I’m not just talking about boo and kitty), even academic and family issues but I always told myself:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
I was always reminded that God was faithful and by trusting Him I could never be put to shame.
That has been my message and it still is. Trust God today, trust Him always. Whether what you’re going through is rosy or rough. Trust that he causes you to triumph always in Christ Jesus and thank Him for it.
Examine yourself: what’s your message? Tell the world about it!!!