Sometimes, there are no second chances with God, and people. As I write this, I sense a bit of anger. And so I want to be careful with this. For the glory of God.
I just see it so clearly right now. I just see, how life, the life God gives to us, should not be wasted. I have wasted life. In so many ways. I did not know better. But, maybe, what I can share with you, may bring insight.
And its not over, till God says its over. But when it is over, there are no second chances, folks, with God or with people.
Sometimes we just have to see it, and grasp the moment. For some, I pray, you grasp this.
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. Proverbs 4:2. King James….
See God is giving us good doctrine, to guide us, to teach us, to instruct us, and show us who He is. That I see as King James word, but some folks, waste their time, using corrupt doctrine, and they forsake HIS laws, that tell us don’t change His word. Because it is holy word. And corrupt word, does not have the same affect or anointing.
Or if one gets lazy, and does not seek God, what does that say? Thats pride. Thats saying, I can do it on my own. Thats just wrong.
The world, has denied God, so are we going to go with the world? I hope not. See the enemy of God, wants you to miss it. And there are lots of ways, the enemy distracts us. Get close to God, so you get another chance.
But you have to see, what kind of relationship do you have with God. Are you working on it, with prayer, with love, with fear of God?
Or….If the indication, is there by the way we treat people, what does that say, about the way we treat God?
If we are not loyal to God, in obedience, love, respect, honor, yes fear of God, how can we have these attributes toward others?
I do get angry, when I see Christian leaders, treat God like an ATM. With their phony prosperity message, that does not call out for the lost. That does not treat salvation as a priority for this lost world. I do get angry, when people are misled, by using unholy, corrupted Bibles. I do get angry, when I see, how the devil has deceived so many.
But I cannot turn that anger, into hate. I cannot, be destructive. I must seek the peace of God, that surpasses understanding. But I still see the corruption. So, I am at a place, where I am being quiet, and trying to hear Gods voice. But I have my part. In fear of God. It makes me see, though…. that we have to do something, we have to do our part. Why do I care?
Why? Because I see the difference. Been there, done that. I see, my own mistakes. I see, my own faults. I see…. And sadly as well… I see….our lost world.
Because people don’t have fear of God, or what He commands us. And those chances, my friend, are dwindling. Life is not forever on earth!
All I can do, is use my own life, as the reference. And when I see, yes, the many mistakes I made in life, and even in my Christian life. I grieve! Yes, I grieve. For not seeing it….
I pray, there is more time for me, to serve God. I pray to make it up to Him. I pray, to be fulfilled…. I pray, to make it right with Him, and others. But I have to see my own mistakes, by His grace, and correct them, while there is time on this earth.
To grow, to fulfill my calling in Him. He has brought me to a place, even right now, where yes, I fear God. Because I see how fragile, I can be.
Recently, I have been challenged in a few things, some that I will not elaborate here, but I am challenged, but when your health is off, and you know it, you know, that yes, you could leave this earth.
So, what do you do?
You try and get right with God, is my thought. Because someday, I will, and you will, stand before Him.
I read, a tweet, on Jim Caviezels page, that said something to the affect, “Live life, like its your last day on earth.”
So, my thought was, if thats the case, then I better live, my life, repenting daily. Walking in fear of God daily, trying to walk in love with people, daily. Trying to Love God with all I got. I am not perfect. I have my faults.
But I notice, I can extend grace to some, but they don’t extend it back to me. And I have noticed, yes, I have asked God for this, and that, but He does not always give me what I ask. Believe me, there are many lost dreams, I have had.
But, I am not going to deny God. I am not going to reject Him, just because He does not give me what I want. Because God has given me grace, my whole life through…
But people, will deny God, and others…..
People, so prideful, so mean spirited, get these attitudes, that treat life, and others shabbily. Just because they don’t get their way with people, and with God, and thats wrong.
See, I do have a history. And when I look at that history, I realize, all the good things God has done for me. I realize, I have missed it so many times. With Him, and with people.
My own personal relationships, I admit, in some, I have missed it. Right now, I may have a couple of friends, but sometimes, I see, its only friendship, when I please them. But if I don’t please them, they are gone…..
Do I treat God like that? I pray not. I have my immediate family, who I cherish. Who I thank God for. But when I look at the past, and I see, my own broken family and who they were, and the chances they also had, with me, as I was growing up.
I pray, to break curses, or cycles, where, people I loved were only there for a moment. In the good, and the bad, and when they left, there were no second chances. No matter how much I longed for that, I did not get those chances.
So what has all of this taught me, as I vent here? That friends, God is teaching us, reaching out to us, through this journey called life. But you can’t stay stuck. You gotta grow. You have to change, to be fulfilled.
Stop looking at God, as an ATM. Stop looking at Him, as if He has to do something, but you don’t think what can I do, to please Him, or serve Him. This is where the growth stops, if you don’t try and please Him.
Stop thinking about self. Self, is just another indicator of who the enemy is. See, we can get so preoccupied, with self, in that spirit, that we miss our own callings.
We miss, how God can use us. We miss, love. See chances, are given, but if we misuse them, abuse them, abuse God, and others, we fail.
I pray, to share this, with love, but yes again, I am kind of angry. But it makes me realize, every day is a gift from God. And my gift in return to Him, is what I do with it.
See, His sacrifice for me on that cross was too great. I cannot abuse it, by going back to sin. I cannot abuse it, by not fearing the consequences of reaping what I sow. I cannot treat people, like they don’t matter. Even if they treat me like I don’t matter.
Do you see, what I am trying to say here?
I just realize, and pray, that we all wake up. Christ could return any moment. Or our last breath, could happen at any moment.
Stop playing church. Stop playing sanctimonious. Or stop playing dumb. Stop playing with life. Stop denying God and people.
Because you know what, we all do sin, we all do come short of His glory. Yes, I hate sin, I hate what it did to me, and stopped my own blessings as I reaped the consequences…
But sometimes, when I look at someone, I am reminded, that I once was where they were. I had filthy rags. I am nobody better, then anybody else.
So, all I know, is though…
I don’t want to grieve my Lord Jesus. With religion, (rules, regulations, traditions, made by men, or groups, or even by myself, trying to do things my way.) Or my way, which leads to hell, if you read my past post.
I just don’t want to miss it any more, to conclude this. Yes, I pray for more chances with my Lord, and people. But I don’t want to miss it. I don’t want to just take things for granted. Because we never know. We just don’t know……
Sometimes, you have to walk by yourself. And you are not walking alone. If you make sure, by repentance, that Jesus is walking with you. You are walking with Jesus. Just don’t let go of His hand, on this earth, so you can make sure, He will walk you into heaven.
To conclude this: Folks, don’t let time go by without making it right with God. Repentance, I have learned, with fear of God, is the best thing, I can do for my spiritual health. Even on a daily basis.
With people, apologize, if you need to, see again, its not worth pettiness, or pride, because sometimes there are no second chances. Please, if you don’t get anything else from my message today. Make it right with God. Make it right with people. For your own sake. Please.
I guess, I am just thinking of those who wanted to do this, and that, and did not get that chance, because they did not make Christ, Lord and savior. I think of that sick person, who wishes they had served God, instead of denying Him. So they could have had physical health, and good spiritual health. I think of others, who are headed for hell, because they did deny Him. And let money, or sin, take priority.
I think of the broken friendships and family relationships, that could have been fulfilled, if someone had just said, I am sorry.
But then it was too late, with God, and others….
I just think, I have to share truth. I have to share His truth. I don’t want Him to say, what did you do Elena, with the chances I gave you?
I don’t want that to be me, or you. You see, I never want to hear from Him. I never knew you.
Read Matthew 7, from a King James, but this verse says it all. How strange, this is the second time, God led me to give that to someone, and now, I see it for myself as well, more then ever….
AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY. Matthew 7:23 King James.
You don’t want Him to say that to you. Or even think it.
Friends, think of the blessings you have, and then do something with it, and about it, for God, for others. You have your part.
Hope this helps somebody today.
Blessings, and love, in Christ,