I lived my first 40 years in the world, the rest is for God. No compromise.

1 Peter 4:3 For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles-when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.

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Authority in Christ

There is power in the name of Jesus.

1 He commanded the evil spirit to come out of the demon possessed man.

2 To Simon’s mother-in-Law he just went by her bedside, took her by the hand, and helped her sit up. The fever was left her.

3 To the man with leprosy, He said “Be Healed”

4 He made clay with saliva to heal the blind

Don’t limit the power and authority of God in addressing your situation.

Why are you here on earth, find your purpose.

Whenever God want to achieve something here on earth, he create a person to fulfill the role. The place and time of your birth is known by Him. Things we go through are just preparation for the task ahead. Acts 17:26 From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.

The creation of men is like the completion of a puzzle. God created everything and at the last point He created us. When God create you, he already had a purpose, don’t move yourself out of the plan. After God created everything, he realized he needed somebody to work the ground and to take care of all that He created. Genesis 2:4-8 [4] This is the account of the creation of the heavens and the earth. When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, [5] neither wild plants nor grains were growing on the earth. For the LORD God had not yet sent rain to water the earth, and there were no people to cultivate the soil. [6] Instead, springs came up from the ground and watered all the land. [7] Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. [8] Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made.

God placed Adam at the garden but he wondered out of the plan of God. If you focus on what you are not, you’ll move out of God’s plan, purpose and will.

Moses was born during a difficult time for the parents but he received grace and his life was saved. As he grew up he moved himself out of the plan by running away after killing an Egyptian. God made him to go back to the place of purpose. His birth and reason he ended up in Pharaoh’s house looked like it was his lucky day but there was a purpose from God for him to deliver the people out of Egypt. Exodus 3:7 Then the LORD told him, “I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering.

Sometimes running away from your purpose can put others in danger. Your purpose helps you know what not to do. Jonah 1:8-9 [8] “Why has this awful storm come down on us?” they demanded. “Who are you? What is your line of work? What country are you from? What is your nationality?” [9] Jonah answered, “I am a Hebrew, and I worship the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the land.”

If God can stop using His servants because of their mistakes, the Gospel wouldn’t go anywhere.

If God can stop using His servants because of their mistakes, the work Gospel wouldn’t go anywhere.

God is more worried about His people, He deals with His servants as He see it fit. God won’t stop using people because of how you see and evaluate them. He knows their strength and weaknesses and still chose them. 2 Samuel 12:13-14 [13] So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. [14] However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die.”

Sometimes God allows His servants to go through stuff according to His will and plans. We are cautioned against judging because we judged based on what we see and hear and often we get it wrong. No one is perfect. God is perfection and we move towards perfection as we dwell in Him.

Hosea 1:2 When the LORD first began speaking to Israel through Hosea, he said to him, “Go and marry a prostitute, so that some of her children will be conceived in prostitution. This will illustrate how Israel has acted like a prostitute by turning against the LORD and worshiping other gods.”

When God started using Paul, he thought about how people will respond when the hear he is coming. He was stuck in the old mistakes committed in his previous life. Never condemn yourself. Let people talk bad about you, not you. You cannot rise above your confessions. The best thing to do for yourself is to learn from your mistakes.