Take your stand!
What is the first thing a child does when it goes from crawling to walking?
Establishing thier stand, gain balance, learn what caused them tip or fall. That is how it has been for me going from unbelief to faith as I wrote on yesterday.
I have stood by faith and waivered and fallen.
I have stood by faith and crossed right back into unbelief which landed me on my butt so to speak (LOL).
Its a trial and error to find a balance in standing in the faith.
But he who stands firm in his heart, being under no constraint, but has authority over his own will… 1 Corinthians 7:37a NASB
It been a matter also of establishing my authority as a believer within myself. The more I am able to do this, this can bring about a balance. Knowing exactly who I am in Christ and what He has given me dominion over I have to learn to walk in.
I have also been able to tap into learning that I can control myself and subject my will, choices and desires to God.
By doing this it has alleviated some drama by not going into any and everything. As to know that everything isn’t Gods perfect will for my life.
To know His will for my life has had to come with a learning of Him and who He is, as well as, what He is purposing in my life currently. Anything outside of that could wear me out, cause overwhelm or burnout.
By learning to take that stand it has also helped bring some balance. It will take time and a few tries but balance does eventually come then the walking begins.
This post is inspired by the teachings I receive at Reformation Developmental Center that is lead and founded by Pastor Juanita Gibbs
Take your stance and be unwaivering in it!
Its hard to stand in the beginning and also during difficult times. I have buckled under pressure so many times because my faith in God wasn’t strong enough.
What was overly strong was my faith in my self and what I could do, what I could accomplish, basically and very strong self-will and self-reliant person.
Course alot of that came from my upbringing and it aided later on not being able to surrender and trust God in hard times.
I had to become determined to get more about the life of faith. That can and does take time in developing as it will be a life long journey. New trials or situations that I have yet to encounter will cause me to have to find new ways to remain firm.
because now we really live [in spite of everything], if you stand firm in the Lord.
1 THESSALONIANS 3:8 AMP
But, because of the faithfulness of God and who He is, I can pull from that in spite of all things. This will continually help me shed the self-reliant and strong self-will mindset and allow trust in God to be on the scene.
This is the only way to be able to stand firm in the Lord. Yes I am still learning how to do this as faith life is like when your born you have to learn and grow into things as you progress and that the journey I have been on and will be on.
As a believer I will never be exempt from facing hardships. The difference is that I have hope and a source to pull on in those times. But it is only going to come from a consistent and daily relationship build with God through His son Jesus and listening to the Holy Spirit.
May we all grow into the place that inspite of it all we stand firm in the Lord!