Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stepping Out, Serve God Regardless

What Man thinks, does not matter.


It is perhaps, one of the strongest Human Attributes, that is hardest to overcome. "What are 'They' going to think about me?" Who is they? Any and everyone. They can be, and are Family Members, Loved Ones, Friends, and yes, even perfect and complete Strangers. "What are 'They' going to think about me?"

If I say this? "What are 'They' going to think about me?" If I do this? "What are 'They' going to think about me?" If I don't do that? "What are 'They' going to think about me?" If I try and fail at this or that, "What are 'They' going to think about me?" Then you get into this whole area of thinking. "Are they still going to like me?" "Are they still going to think I'm cool?" "Will they still invite me to the cool stuff?" "What if they chose to cut me off?" ETC.

This is one of the main reasons that some new Children of God NEVER step up or out. Fear. Fear of "What are 'They' going to think about me?" Fear of being rejected by some that we love the most. Remember, some of them WILL come to hate you. Let's get that out of the way right off the bat. Some of "They" WILL come to hate you. Some of "They" may even be the ones you have loved the most. This will happen. Jesus even told us it would.

Two primary reasons for this? First, they knew the old you. They know the you that use to be right there with them doing the same things they were doing. Now you are no longer doing those things, but trying desperately to teach them that there is a better way. Yet, they still WANT to do those things, and they do not need you, who seems to be Holier than thou now, telling them they are doing wrong.

Second, is as simple as this. They are not of God, therefore they cannot hear God's Word. Jesus told the Religious Folks this in John 8:39-47. He even called them the Children of the Devil. Not because He was trying to be mean, but because that is the simple Truth. If you are not of God, you cannot hear Gods Word. "They" your "They" are still of this World and doing the things of the Flesh, therefore, not knowing how to hear and see in the Spirit, they are blind and deaf to God and His Truths.

You know what? Step out and Serve Him regardless. Why? It does not matter what "They" think or say. Isaiah 47:10-11 declares this.
"You felt secure in your wickedness and said, 'No one sees me,' Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you; For you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one besides me.' "But evil will come on you Which you will not know how to charm away; And disaster will fall on you For which you cannot atone; And destruction about which you do not know Will come on you suddenly."
This is why God made it simple. In 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
"Or the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men."
Why? God will destroy the Wicked and He will do so by their own hand. Remember, God IS smarter than "They" are.
"For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,”" {1 Corinthians 3:19}
In his Pastoral Epistle to St Titus, Paul wrote this Titus 1:15-16
"To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work."
We are pretty much living out Romans 1 right now as we speak in this Country.
"For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures." {Romans 1:21-23}
So you see, and it is EASY to see, it does not matter what Man thinks or says. It does not matter what Man likes or does not like. Does or does not do. You were once there. You were once just like them. However, you are no longer there. You are not even the same person you were once. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

You are NOW a New Creature. Not a fallen, Flesh pleasure seeking, condemned Wretch. You are now a Child of the Most High God. The Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the end, The Great I Am is now your Daddy. It also does not matter what "They" may think, say, or do, about or to, you. You simply say or do, whatever your Daddy says. Whatever God tells you to do.
"Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." {Matthew 10:27-28}
Stepping out of your bubble, or Comfort Zone includes serving God regardless of the consequences. Regardless of Trials or Tribulations more on that next time. Regardless of what "They" may or may not think of you. You must step out and allow God to use you in whatever way He sees fit.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be.

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be blessed, be a blessing, and Jesus IS Lord of all!

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