This is Definitely something so many of us are struggling with. Leaving the life we have known to follow this unknown God. Some of us opt to give God part of ourselves because we don’t want to let the connection we have with those things get away; this could be the connection with our friends, the high of the drugs we are taking, the attention of that boyfriend/girlfriend that is in your bed ( that you know you shouldn’t be with in the first place), those pornographic videos you can’t watching, it could be that blade you have been you using to cut yourself because your depressed; and your telling God you don’t know how it feels, I can deal with it, I know what am doing, Lord you don’t know how they hurt me, Lord I can’t stop, it’s too hard to stop, I will have no friends, my life will be boring without it.
How is that the all knowing Majestic King would not know how His daughter is struggling; Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. He knows that your not perfect but He has called you for such a time as this; He wants you the way you are. He wants to work in you so you can live in accordance to His will and purpose. He wants all of you. Every part of you. Not your past; He says that when you give your life to Him you die to your old self and now alive in Him. You say ‘ Lord you don’t understand, it’s so hard to break up with him, to stop hanging out with them, to stop going out, to stop having sex, it’s too hard I can’t get over my depression, because I don’t look good enough, I was rejected, oh no you could not possibly want me who sleep with people for money’ But in Jeremiah 32:27 I am the Lord, The God of all man kind is anything to hard for me? You answer that, do you think God can call the whole universe into existence in one word but cannot get that sickened out of your relative, cannot give you beautiful loving and true friends, cannot satisfy you so you don’t have to party or watch pornography, cannot take away that depression? Really?
Yes some of us surrender in church on Sunday but don’t submit unto the Lord during the week. Some of us don’t know the purpose of what your holding onto; you just think she is just a friend, it’s only one pornographic movie God, surely God you understand He will stop loving me if I stop laying with Him, sadly some of this things may go on to cost of us our lives. Haven’t we heard of people who have died to wrong company, sex, drugs but no we know better that the God Almighty. Don’t these things kill, destroy us? Ps: check out what is described as the work of the devil in John 10:10.
You trust your friend, your job, the security of 10 degrees than God, the one who died for you.. None of your friends would even accept a beating on your behalf. Jesus tells us that inorder for you to find your life ( that which God has planned for you) you must loose your life ( that which you choose for your self). Some of you are just running away from God… Yet he keeps sending friends, preachers to get you to Him… Instead of listening and obeying Him, we keep running only to find; unwanted pregancy, drug dependency, sexual diseases, suicidal thoughts that we weren’t supposed to be in.
Let’s be like the disciples He tells come lets go… And you immediately drop that friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, drug, blade and follow Him. Otherwise you will find yourself in the belly of a whale; Ps check out what happened to our guy Jonah. GB