Psalm 103:11-13 ~
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His loving devotion for those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.”
“BUT LORD, MY LIFE HAS BEEN A MESS!!!” A statement that I have made and I believe others have made when thinking about why the LORD would choose a “messed up” life for His purposes. How can the LORD use US? And that negative “stinkin’ thinkin” can keep playing over in our minds to get us off track and focused on self . . Yes, SELF. . . Again.
You see my siblings-in-Christ, one of satan’s strategies is to cause us to focus on our FORGIVEN past so we will not focus on the LORD, but on ourselves . . . AGAIN!!! Once we have repented from ANY AND ALL sins, they are forgiven. Now this means to stop that which we should not be doing and return to the LORD asking for forgiveness. HE FORGIVES ALL SINS. . . ALL!!!
There is absolutely nothing that we have done that can’t be forgiven, except blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, but that is not what we are discussing right now.
There is at least one person reading this post that keeps beating himself/herself up over something from the past, believing he/she can NOT be used because of that past.
I’m here to tell you the truth. . . . IF you have repented from your heart and turned from your sinful ways, HE FORGIVES YOU and wants to use you for His Kingdom of Heaven purposes.
I have had my own bouts with “BUT LORD, MY LIFE HAS BEEN A MESS!!!” As well. Multiple failed marriages, prodigal daughter decade (late 1980s – early 1990s), and lukewarm heart. “BUT LORD, MY LIFE HAS BEEN A MESS!!!”
Did I repent? Oh yes. Over and over and over again and again and again, but still didn’t feel forgiven; this was a deception of the enemy to keep me from stepping into my calling and destiny in the LORD. I finally had the peace of the LORD that I was forgiven. The love and mercy of the Heavenly Father was to help me not stay in the demonic lie and deception of “BUT LORD, MY LIFE HAS BEEN A MESS!!!”
Now, hear this and be prepared: The enemy of our soul will still try to pull that fast one from the past on me and on you. Yep, he will do that.
This is what we do: we remind HIM of HIS future . . . The lake of fire and eternal suffering. BAM!!!
And I go one step further than that: I remind him and his minions that I AM FORGIVEN AND THEY NEVER WILL BE FORGIVEN!!!! BAM!!! BE GONE IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!
ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!!! Us broken and crushed, imperfect BUT FORGIVEN sons and daughters of the Most High God, Creator of Heaven and Earth are in the Army of the LORD. We serve the KING of kings, the LORD of lords. Our broken and crushed lives have been REDEEMED by the blood of the lamb. Our shattered pieces have been turned into Kingdom of Heaven Master’s Art to bring Him glory.
NOW MOVE OUT!!!! STEP INTO YOUR CALLING!!! GET READY FOR THE FULL ANOINTING!!! And don’t forget to remind the enemy of his future, if he tries to remind you of your FORGIVEN past.
Now look at these Scriptural Verses. They are in the Bible to help you and me, the broken vessels of our KING!!! The shattered pieces shine the light of the LORD through our testimony.
1 Corinthians 1:25-31 ~
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God. But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.”