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COMPLAIN  COMPLAIN  COMPLAIN

I remembered God, and was troubled
I complained and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah

Ps 77:3

Are you a person who quickly complains? I know I'm guilty. And it is this very thing I would like to share with you concerning our Christian walk. Due to a childhood disease at the age of thirteen; I became paralyzed from the waist down. As a result I have had to live life from a wheelchair.

It has been over thirty years since the day. I am so thankful that I was a Christian at the time that this event took place in my life. I wish I could tell you that during the early part of those years I have always had a positive attitude towards my pain and suffering. To say so would be lying. There was a long period in my life where I had allowed my old creature to dictate my walk in the LORD.

It was during these times that I was held bondage to the anger and resentment for having been cheated out of what I called the best years of my life. I had asked myself over and over, “How could a loving and caring God allow such a thing to take place in my life.

It was also during these times that I failed to realize who I really was in Christ Jesus the LORD. No Instead, I would find myself struggling with my “fate” doing everything I could think of to "force" God into healing me. Surely, He had made some kind of mistake. Amongst these attempts was rededicating my life, but I never came face to face with the real issues that God wanted me to see. Not once did I stop to face the fact that I was already healed.

You see, for the longest time I mistook myself to be the old creature, that is to say that I still believed one of Satan’s greatest lies, and that was, I thought myself to be the person who was born into this world. All that time had been wasted on trying to convince God to give me something I already possessed.

How’s that, well the Apostle Paul reminds us in II Corinthians 4:16; For this cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. And therein lies the truth I had failed to see. Although I carry about the outward man with all his frailties, that's not who I am. I AM THE INWARD MAN WHO IS BEING RENEWED DAY BY DAY.

II Corinthians tells us; Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away, behold all things are become new. And in Ephesians 4:24 we are told to Put on the NEW MAN which after God is created in righteousness and holiness. And dare we forget II Corinthians 4:18; which states; While we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are unseen: for the things that are seen are temporal: but the things that are not seen are eternal.

You see, it happens every time. When we chose to focus on what can seen with the eyes of our flesh and allow ourselves to perceived our circumstances using the mind of our old creature, our lives will be filled not only with fear, but, one with one complaint after another.

Interestingly enough, two-thirds of the Biblical references to the word "complain" come from the Hebrew word, "siyach." This word means to "ponder, converse (with oneself out loud) to utter, commune, declare, chew, meditate, speak."

Talk about anguish! No wonder why so many of us are filled with such frustration and overwhelming depression, we choose to CHEW ON ALL THE WRONG INFORMATION. Any time we make a choice to trust in man's knowledge (the flesh) and ignore the SURE WORD of prophecy we have in Christ, we will surely encounter one defeat after another.

The write of the Psalms, spoke of this very thing when he penned these words; It is BEST to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. Listen carefully to the following truth. It is a truth that comes with a guaranteed promise. Not only will it revolutionize your attitude and philosophy towards life, it will also lift you out of the pit of despair. In fact, it is the only way to experience genuine and lasting peace.

Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report: if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, THINK ON THESE THINGS and the God of peace will be with you.

I thank God that He has allowed me to see early on in my life the truth concerning my situation. And that truth is, I am the new creature. I am already healed. Sure there is still the temptation to focus on the physical limitations and suffering imposed upon me by my outward man, but praise God, there is a whole new walk available, a walk that knows no restraints. Don't listen to the doubters, faith-shrinkers, or other words of hate. Listen to FATHER. Believe Him.

I'm sure this article was different than anything you have read before. It was intended to be. And somehow by God’s grace He has chosen to use my life to point this out to you. The time is short and therefore circumstance demand mature thinking. The Apostle Paul wrote, When I was a child I acted as a child, I spoke as a child. I thought as a child. Now I have put away childish things.

So, I ask you, are you willing to live a life of faith and discover who you really are in Christ? He iis ready to live His life through you any time ready.

Yes, Jesus invites you to experience this victory TODAY, for He says; Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

 

THINK ON THESE THINGS ACT ON THESE THINGS

May God grant you His peace 
If I can be of any assistance
please don't hesitate to drop me a line.
Dan

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