Sunday, September 30, 2012

Exposed!

As I move forward in what the Lord has called me to do, I realize that I need to be exposed.  Meaning people have to see sides of me that they are not use to seeing.  Sometimes, we hide certains aspects of ourselves because we care about what people think of us.  God does not want me to care what people think of me, He wants me to care what He thinks of me.  If I spend time and energy trying to cater to people, then they are not going to get the blessing that God would deliver through me.  Because, see I'm trying to give people what I think they want, but God wants to give people what they need.  Lemme say this again "when you are basing your actions on what people are going to think of you, God is not able to use you to give them what they need".  Lemme say this again, "When you are trying to please people instead of God, you are robbing the people around you of what they need through you".  People need to see you exposed in order to be blessed by you.  It is impossible for you to be a blessing to people if you are scared to put your life on display for them.  Lemme say this again, "It is impossible to be a blessing to people unless you allow God to put your life on display for them".  Let people in!  Let them see inside the window of real life for you.  Don't hide your life from others.  The aires that we put on for people keep them from knowing the One true God!  If we are putting on aires for people, it keeps them from coming to know the one true God.  So if you are too scared to show your real self and allow people to see your strengths and your weaknesses then God can't really use you.  Lemme say this again "God can't use you if you are not willing to allow people to see your weaknesses".  We only want people to see our strengths, that's our pride.  But it is written "God's strength is made perfect in weakness".  Lemme say this, people can't appreciate when God lifts you up if they've never seen you down.  People can't appreciate God's deliverance in your life if they didn't know you needed deliverance.  People cannot appreciate your liberty in Christ if they never knew your bondage.  Stop trying to hide your weaknesses and let Christ use them.  Say to Christ "Here are my weaknesses"  use them for you glory.  Stop trying to hide...... Declare "I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus because it is written "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him".  When the devil tells you that you have to hide anything in your life declare that it is written "“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." Stop boasting in your strengths, boast in your infirmities instead.  If you can see Christ in my infirmities, if you see God's strength in my weakness, then I'm not hiding. Because I don't want anybody to see me, but rather Christ!  It is written "He must increase, but I must decrease".  When I use to read that scripture, I just thought it meant showing less of my personality, less of myself.  But I see that it meant that I needed to rest from "my works" and let Christ work through me.   Even better, let the finshed work of Christ be evident in my life.  Hallelujah!

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