He’s Not Ashamed of You

Beloved of God,

Often times people tend to focus so much on their weight, self-doubt, lack of faith, challenges at work, finances, mistakes, and how they have messed up in their relationships or marraiges. We focus so much on how we have messed up in life instead of focusing on the Grace of God.

God didn’t create you to live a life of regret. God didn’t create you an opharn that’s without help. God didn’t create you to watch you go through a life of poverty. God created and called you into a life of faith. When you utilize your faith, Hebrews 11:16 says, “God is not ashamed to be called your God”.

Instead of focusing on all the bad, be thankful for all the good. Each day you have is a blessing from God. Put away your self-doubt, your question of worth, your lack of faith in your ability. Stop being embarrassed. God is not ashamed to be identified with you even at your worst. HE BELIEVES IN YOU!

Every situation that is before you today all have an expiration date. That’s why God is not ashamed to start afresh with you. He is not afraid of a new beginning with you. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Yes you are a sinner. God is not surprised by that. They said you’re unworthy, but God is not ashamed to call you His child. It doesn’t matter how terrible your mistakes are, they are not a surprise to God. Refuse to be defined by your mistakes. You might have fallen short sometimes, God is still not ashamed of you. He’s not scandalized by you. He’s not surprised by you. He loves you. We all have a past we are ashamed of but God is not ashamed of us.

If you are divorce or separated, God is not ashamed of you. Sometimes God removes things from our lives for our own protection. So trust in Him. If you are out of job, God is not ashamed of you. God is not ashamed of your resumé! If everyone is treating you like an outcast in your local congregation, God will not. If they don’t want to sit next to you in Church, fine! God will! No matter how poor, hated, left alone you are, God is not ashamed of being your God, He loves you for who you are. God is not ashamed of your story; you don’t need to be either. Don’t worry about what they think. Don’t worry about the name they call you. God is not ashamed to call you his child. His heart is swollen with unconditional love, joy, hope and protection for you. God is not ashamed of you when you are bound in chains, He only wants you to turn to Him.

1 Timothy 1:16 (CEV) says, “But since I was worse than anyone else, God had mercy on me and let me be an example of the endless patience of Christ Jesus. He did this so that others would put their faith in Christ and have eternal life”. 

If people are ashamed of you because you are radical, God is not ashamed to be called your God! God loves the lowly. He is not ashamed of the lowliness of human beings. Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers. Hebrews 2:11 (CEV) says, “Jesus and the people he makes holy all belong to the same family. That is why he isn’t ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters”. 

Even though you make mistakes, God is not ashamed to be called your God. I am encouraging you to hear this, believe it, and live it! God is not ashamed to be Identified with the parts of you that you think you need to hide. If you know Jesus, God is not ashamed to be called your God – no matter how ashamed you are of your past or your present. Here’s God’s promise to you: “I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support.” (Heb. 13:5) 

Rest knowing that what God has for you, He has for you. Nobody can take it away from you. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of God will raise you up as a standard against it. Rest knowing that God is not ashamed to be called your God. Rest knowing that change is coming your way. Rest knowing that help will come. Rest knowing that every need shall be supplied in Jesus’ name!

@IamAlipapa

God Is For You

Beloved of God,

Today is not as bad as your situation will want you to think. That situation you are in is not a surprise to God. He will work out every detail to your advantage. Your feelings are not a surprise to God. He is the only being in the universe that can handle the storms of your soul. The Lord will never leave you nor forsake you. Your circumstances are not a surprise to Him. Your flaws are not a surprise to God. What man deems as weakness, God can use it for his glory!  Regardless of the circumstances of your conception, you were not a surprise to God. The things that limit others won’t limit you because God is for you and He is on your side! Everything that has happened to you is not a surprise to God. God will still get you to where you’re supposed to be.

Trust His process. God is for you. He is on your side, Greater is He Who is with you than he who would come against you. Romans 8:31 (TLB) says, “What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us?

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Recovering from divorce (3)

“Whether it’s a new relationship, another career, or a particular achievement, God will see to it that you find fulfilment again. This is the place where complaining is never heard because you no longer need to rehearse old memories of failure or betrayal. The God who said, ‘Behold, I make all things new’ (Revelation 21:5 NKJV), is giving you a new future, and you refuse to trade it for the pain of your past.”

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“Have you been crushed by someone you trusted? Does loneliness overwhelm you in the midnight hours? Do you feel as though your hands are completely tied? Does it upset you because your friends don’t seem to understand? Don’t despair – your present circumstances will change. You will recover; you will rebuild; you will not stay down.

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Become Persuaded

Dearly Beloved, 

Why are you going through so much turmoil on the outside when you are supposed to have peace like a river on the inside? God didn’t give you a Spirit of fear or unbelief as part of your salivation. You’re still struggling in that situation because when you pray you do so with unbelief and it dulls your sword. When you speak words of defeat instead of victory, the angels assigned to you are bound by your words of unbelief. The only antidote to your unbelief is the study of the Word of God. So stop waiting for people to validate you. Stop being ruled by your natural thinking, unbelief or fear. Take a crash course in His Word. Load your Spirit with His Word and every unbelief will be destroyed. 

2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.

It’s only through the study of the Word of God that you can get rid of the doubts and unbelief that the devil has planted in you. You will never find promotion physically or spiritually  without preparation in life. There is an environment that facilitates the move of God and if you create that atmosphere, God will show up. The same way the Word of God can take a man from a wheelchair, it can take you from a financial wheelchair when you take hold of His Word. It can take you from a marital wheelchair if you will open your mouth and set your angels free to minister to you.

Psalms 126:1 (CEV) says, “It seemed like a dream when the LORD brought us back to the city of Zion”.

That situation you are facing is not there to kill you but for you to demonstrate the character of God in you. Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. Happiness is not based on your circumstances, but on a decision you make. Don’t let past failures and mistakes rob you of hope and happiness. For every level you are in your life, you will be tested. There will be new responsibilities and new decisions. Abraham was tested at a new level in his life. 

Genesis 22:9-12 (CEV) says Abraham built an altar and placed the wood on it. Next, he tied up his son and put him on the wood. 10 He then took the knife and got ready to kill his son. 11 But the LORD’s angel shouted from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am!” he answered. 12 “Don’t hurt the boy or harm him in any way!” the angel said. “Now I know that you truly obey God, because you were willing to offer him your only son.”

God never responds positively to doubt and unbelief. He only responds to faith. Abraham didn’t stagger at the promises of God through unbelief. He was strong in faith, giving glory to God. Become persuaded that what God has promised you in His Word, He is able to perform. Become persuaded that whatever is dead in your life can be raised from the dead. Don’t keep quiet in that situation. Death and life are in the power of your tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Let your situations becomes a trigger to your faith. The storm may be bad, it may be rough, but God is able. Philippians 4:7 (KJV)  says, “… the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”.

Follow the voice of God for yourself and allow Him to order your steps. As you do, stay the course, endure with hope and be blessed in the Lord’s Grace.

@IamAlipapa