From Dysfunctional to Functional
From Dysfunctional To Functional
Man this life we live, it’s a challenge. They say the events we experience when we’re growing up shape the rest of our lives and I believe there is truth to that. How does one deal with foster care and boarding school all the while trying to live an adult life? Eh… many ways. What’s your out? Mines is relying on God, I won’t sugar coat it and say a higher power or the one up stairs. I get my peace from God. How did I find him? Well he first found me. Seeds were sown through many people who have shared the good news about Jesus.
Salvation from what?
Eternal separation from mans creator was the destiny of us all because of the first man and because of the second man (Jesus). I don’s see how people can be offended or hate a man who decided to lay down his life for all of man kind with the hopes of reuniting us with Elohim, Abba, our Father.
I realize I am still a sinner
I am only righteous through faith in Jesus, everything else takes work. I mean real work, in a society where we’re encouraged to indulge in our wildest desires it takes a certain kind of effort (That Moses effort) to think and act otherwise. Some people will even think there’s something wrong with you if you don’t do like they do. such is life
I judge no one
I learned a good story from Jesus in the scriptures where he teaches us to work on removing the plank out of our own eyes first then we can worry about the speck in our brothers eye. In other words dont judge others when we have our own dirt be it in our personal life or professional lives. They’ll get it one day.
Yeah so my father wants nothing to do with me, how does one handle that? Being I didn’t meet him until not too long ago the bond that might have been damaged at such a fact doesn’t exist. I pray for him though and forgive him because that’s what I learned in the word. In the mean time I cast my cares on the Lord because he cares for me, I read that in 1 Peter 5:7.
TBC 6:44 pm 9/26/2018
In order to be different I see I have to think different, different than the old me. That’s hard but not impossible. Reading the bible gives mankind a perspective no other piece of literature can give us. It teaches us right and wrong, how to love our neighbors as ourselves, how to love ourselves, how to love even our enemy… if they’re thirsty give them something to drink. A good way to unplug from the worries and cares of life is reading God’s Word. Romans 12:2 check it out. Yep men wrote the bible but they did so under the direction of God. I speak of men like Paul, Peter, Mark, Luke, John, Ezekiel, David, Solomon, Peter, Isaiah, Moses, Matthew, and a couple of other men. All of these men and the women who supported them had one thing in common, their humanity. The bible is not meant to control us. We can’t follow all the rules of the bible but we can have faith in Jesus and thats all we need. That doesn’t mean do wrong but rather exercise our free will to do right. Did you mess up? Pray, repent, and work on not messing up again. We can make it. A relationship with God is not performance based. Ask me what I mean and I’ll tell you.
Cry for help
Suicide is a real, depression is real but God also is real. Life can seem fair or unfair depending on your perspective. It can seem like we’re living in hell on earth while others are enjoying life in paradise as they know it. When I am down and out those thoughts can hit the mind like a scolding iron arrows but my comfort comes in the Lord. In knowing he cares for me like he cares for you. How so? He loved the world so much he sent his son in the form of a man, allowed him to be killed then flexed his sovereignty by raising him back to life all to give you…me… us the opportunity to have a personal relationship with him. Feel like ending your life because of “a”, “b”,”c”, (name your situation), God controls your heartbeat and will help you get through, call on him. Don’t stay isolated. Got something you’re facing, feel free to reach out. If I can help I will try with the Lord’s help.
If there’s anything worth while I can say to you it is don’t give up hope and continue to endure. This world only has so long and when Jesus comes back whether it is in our time or after we’re gone it will all be worth it in the end.