Tuesday, January 07, 2014

What's That Problem? Not a Disability!

A friend of ours has been dealing with issues arising from an accident that happened last fall. We talked recently and if he doesn’t get released from the doctor soon he may lose his job permanently. He doesn’t want to take disability. He enjoys working and providing for his family. But it may be forced on him anyway. We can’t plan our accidents. If we could most of us wouldn’t have them for accidents usually have some long ranging residual effects. Many of you can relate.

There are things that happen in life that we cannot do a thing about. We don’t choose the accidents that occur to us or around us. Nobody wakes up hoping for disaster. Of course not. We’re always caught unaware. We want to think the best, believe the best, hope the best.

But the situations, the accidents, happen nonetheless. And those situations can be used against us. The enemy of our souls wants to disable us spiritually. He wants us to believe that the accident is a totally disabling situation. He wants us to think that a broken heart means persistent depression. Or he wants us to believe that a lost job means we’ll be destitute always. He’ll whisper his not so sweet nothings into our ears through the rejection of others or the pronouncement of circumstances beyond our control.

If he can succeed, we will be permanently disabled. The mishaps of life compounded by the enemy’s lies means total disability. And that’s right where he wants all of us. A disabled Christian is very important this day and time. Disabled Christians can’t and won’t pray. Disabled Christians can’t quote scripture. Disabled Christians can’t overcome. Disabled believers are sidelined simply by the response to their circumstances.

We as believers do not have to accept the diagnosis of the enemy over our lives. Yes, there are going to be major collisions. There are going to be rejections, disappointments, disasters, and troubles. But our response to them makes all the difference on whether they become a millstone around our necks or a stepping stone to greater heights with Christ.

Oh beloved, are you feeling the effects of disability in your heart, mind or spirit? Have things gotten to you? Are you sinking in the quicksand of a misdiagnosis? Grab hold of Jesus! Has someone pronounced doom and gloom over you? Are you feeling the effects of injury to your heart and your spirit? Listen to the Lord. He is speaking His truth over your life as the Angel of the Lord encamps around you. No weapon formed against you will prosper. It’s time to refocus your attention away from injuries and onto the Lord! You are blessed, redeemed, and victorious. You are walking in the light of God’s Word and as you speak His Word over your life, the things that seem to control you and disable you will fall away. God’s Word is True. No one else can pronounce you unfit, unworthy or unusable. Your calling is without repentance and your worthiness is based solely on the Blood of the Lamb!

Rejoice, beloved, for God loves you and He’s for you and that keeps you able to walk in the light of His glory and grace!

Hebrews 12:2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Amplified

Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.

Psalm 138:3 On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.

Isaiah 26:3-4 The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.

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