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ANTIDOTE

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The dilemma of those affected by drug abuse appears to be growing. There seems to be a need to escape the precious life you have been given. I know life is not always satisfying. I know life has many trials and tribulations whether or not you hold to a belief in Jesus. You were so convinced that if I made more money and had some fame, this would be life’s answer and it came, but you are still unhappy.

You look in the mirror wondering when is the pain and dissatisfying nagging going to end? When does the wealth and fame bring me the satisfaction I desire? The reality is, that it will not. Why? Because you are created being. Created beings are here on purpose and not by accident. Created beings provide a function for the one who created them. When the function for its creation is not manifested there is a schism. The schism results in the creature’s retaliation.

You in essence are fighting with yourself. You did not ask to be here and yet exist. You did not ask for the destination of having to be born and then having to die. You did not ask for many things that you are experiencing in this life. All you have to go on is your intellect and experience. Intellect and experience does not equal happiness. So why are drugs so attractive? They provide a patch. A door that leads to a destination that will ultimately be the fate of all, so why is drugs a problem?

The destination called death leads to another door called heaven or hell. The existence of the door called hell is the motivation of why I write. It is the central theme of my blog and the purpose for which I extend a helping hand or shout things like “I love you” and desire your happiness and ultimate satisfaction in heaven. Listen. Jesus is not the white guy you see with blonde hair and blue eyes on paintings. He is not the one you see in children’s books wrestling dinosaurs. He is not the one hanging on the cross around the necks of actresses, sports figures, porn stars, and musicians. He is not a bumper sticker on the back of a car driving reckless. He is not lightening or clouds in the sky. He is risen, alive and in heaven.

You need to speak with your creator. You need to ask him why you are here and when he answers, obey his instructions. He leads to green pastures and he offers peace that passes understanding. Call on the name of Jesus. He hears those who call. He is the only door that releases you from the schism.

Job Well Done!

Well-Done-header-1200x799There are thoughts that run continually through the mind. You gather your things in the morning and you run out the door headed for work. The only thing you forgot while leaving was your presentation notes. These notes would be used to catapult you to the next level. You don’t have them and you are 35 minutes from home and the presentation is in one hour.  What is the best strategy for this situation? Go and risk being tardy or become super creative within the hour before presenting?

Time and chance happens to them all. You could very well go in the meeting without your first idea and make it or your second idea could bomb it. You really do not know. If you are a Christian that has been fellowshipping with Jesus, you know that all things work together for good to them that love God.  This knowledge not laced with a close relationship with Jesus provides little comfort.

Sweat develops on your forehead and you become frantic. What do you do? You calm yourself with a quiet prayer and begin asking the Lord for on the spot wisdom. You trust him and go into the meeting and present your second idea. The moment you step in front and begin to present, peace ensues.

 The presentation was remarkable and you received your catapult. You thank the Lord for his faithfulness and grace.

When you have a victory from the Lord do not stop praising and thanking him. Let it be your lifestyle.

FRUSTRATED TO TEARS – APATHY

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I am determined to move beyond myself and extend my care for others. I will not allow an apathetic disposition to uproot the plan of God. I will extend love as far as I can and depend upon my God to hold me up. I will not trust in man nor be dismayed by apathetic so-called Christians who do not take the word of God seriously.

I will not fear when God clearly has spoken upon the pages of his book that he brings with his Spirit POWER.  POWER to defeat fear and give me a sound mind. My mind has become filled with God’s wisdom and I choose to lose my mind and receive his. I suggest we daily do this. The world is growing darker. We must arm ourselves with the same mind of Jesus and prepare to suffer.

Suffer for loving the world while it rejects us. Suffer while we extend love and receive hate. Suffer for the cause of Christ. You can suffer and have joy at the same time. Have you ever hurt over a lost loved one that was heaven bound?

I thank God I was once blind, but now praise the name of Jesus, I see.