Don’t Lose Yourself

Dear Someone,

If you found this letter and you are having a hard time, feeling like you’ve lost yourself instead of finding yourself, mentally and emotionally drained, and are scared of getting hurt again, that means it is for you. I am sending you this letter in the very final moments of my last evening of this glorious year 2018. I do so with so much gratitude and amazement. It is been an awesome year, and I am so excited to see what 2019 will bring for you and me.

As you know, 2019 will be another blank book, and we can’t but trust that God is going to write our story Himself. 2018 might not have started off great but you need to understand that even though you may still be going through a rough time right now, even though it might look like you have dug yourself deep in a pit that would be hard to get out of, you shouldn’t be looking for happiness from the same place you lost it. You shouldn’t be looking at where you fell, but where you slipped.

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Stop Struggling Now That You Are In Christ.

Beloved,

The battles of life are not always to the strong. Stop struggling and be at rest in Him. Stop struggling like a man without Christ. A child of God works with a different set of rules. It was never your responsibility to win your battles and meet your needs. Stop struggling about tomorrow and about your finances. Stop struggling about how to come out of that blessed mess – God is on your side. It was never your responsibility to heal yourself, or to deliver yourself and set yourself free – God is your deliverer. Stop struggling with your health – healing is already yours. Rest and know that none of those things are your responsibility – those are His responsibilities.

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Better Days Are Coming

Dear Someone,

I want you to know that irrespective of what your circumstances may look like today, God is not surprised at the mess you made in your life. God is not surprised at our mistakes. God is not surprised at what is happening to you. God is not surprised at how long things may be taking. God is not surprised at your weaknesses. God is not surprised at the blessings you enjoy. God is not surprised at the things that have shaken your life. God is not surprised about the gossip and slander going on about you. God is not surprised at anything today.

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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