August 5, 2011 Comments Off on The Abuse
“Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the LORD. “I will protect them from those who malign them.” Psalm 12:5
Sometimes we feel trapped in a situation. Trapped inside a relationship, trapped inside a lifestyle, addiction, or bad habit Trapped inside an endless cycle that seems so endless that we just stop caring and give into the situation as being apart of our life.
But there is truth that you need to know: You don’t have to take the abuse, it’s your time to make something of your life. The choice is yours today to leave this difficult time in your life, to get away from the pain that you are allowing yourself to go through.
See, we hear the word “abuse” and instantly turn our nose up because we don’t want to accept the reality of our life.
Sometimes, we cause ourself to go through abuse. We abuse ourselves by believing that what we see is as good as it is going to get. We believe that this ungodly, drama filled relationship is as good as it is going to get for our life because it’s the way it has always been our life.
We fool ourselves into believing and accepting lies as truth, we begin to live with a chip on our shoulder believing that self pity is the best way to cope with our issues.
Our lives are built around trying to numb the pain of disappointments out of life. Believing that we don’t fit into the common mold of popularity, endlessly trying to buy the next greatest clothes or fastest car to be accepted.
We label ourselves as failures, dropouts, antisocial, unattractive, fat, ugly, or dirty.
BUT: You don’t have to take the abuse, it’s your time to rise up and change your reality. God has called you to be something greater, He has overcome the failure in your life and replaced it with magnificent splendor that can out-shine all darkness in you.
Jesus didn’t die to give the good people a better place, He died because we have all fallen short of the glory of God. We all need forgiveness, we all need a new beginning.
You are a chosen child of God, start living like it. God is giving you chances to shine for Him, to change the world, but you are wasting them away because you are too caught up in what you perceive yourself to be!