What current mess are you in that you feel God cannot deliver you from? Remember that your MESS is actually a MESSAGE to so many people out there. We all have a story; we all have a voice, and we must take the opportunity to inform others so that they too can receive their breakthrough. Sometimes, when I look back over my life and I think about all the pain I’ve caused my Father including those around me, it makes me wonder how God could love a woman like me. I really do not understand His love but I came to realise that man’s love is based on conditions, but God’s love is UNCONDITIONAL! Yes, man will look on the outside, but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7)
No matter what you are going through, God has got you. It is hard to understand now because there are so many walls of guilt, distraction, and fear, but you must understand that rising above these struggles will give your life PURPOSE. You are not any less than your neighbour. We are all equal in the eyes of God, after all, He shows no favoritism (Romans 2:11). Our mess should be a magnet that automatically draws us to the Father when we have done wrong. Our habits today is to usually go to the phone, or call your best friend, or consult our partners. But when was the last time you went to the Throne? The secret place of the Most High? The private position where we surrender everything and withhold nothing? Or does this only happen when we are attacked?
It is very easy to praise God when everything is going the way we want it to be, but how about when you’ve lost your job, or your best friend is bitter towards you, or you have a dysfunctional family, are you still able to stand strong and endure the pain? If you are the woman who can stand strong during trials, you have a unique purpose and the world needs to hear it. There are so many of us today that are still feeling guilty! Even for people who have passed away, or those who are in another country. Yes, the person has hurt you, but why still hold on to the past and keep developing negative thoughts about it? On the other hand, you feel so terrible hurting your loved one, maybe you cheated, but why should you allow the guilt to eat up your Spirit? Ask yourself if that is healthy, and see the result.
Some have committed suicide due to the pressure of the world and low self-esteem. They do not feel worthy or loved enough so they decided to evacuate the journey of life. Yes, one can say why do people do that, but do these people have a relationship with Father? Better off, do people see Christ in you where they can be comforted and set free? It seriously is not enough to wear a Cross on your neck. One must be the true Child of the Most High through building strong relationships and helping a weak sister in the Faith. This is not the time to be pointing fingers or blaming people for their faults. I am sure if you look back over your life, you will see the mistakes made and want to make changes to it. Even if it may take a strong conviction such as looking back on your own life to stop judging people, then I believe it is definitely worth it.
We are living in a society today where relationships are based on competition, performance and gifts, not realising that building intimacy, transparency, and selflessness are key traits in any partnership. Sometimes, it takes a humble mind to say “Hey friend, I just want to say that I am really sorry for the way I treated you last week, I hope you can forgive me”. If we all had this humble character, wonder what the world would be like! Friendship should not be based on what one has done for the other, but should be based on LOVE because this is the First and GREATEST commandment. We ought to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Surely if you can love yourself, you can also love others; at the same time, when we make mistakes, we too can forgive those around us that makes mistakes. We are nowhere near perfect, but His love is what sets us free and gives us purpose!
All the things that have been holding you bound will be your greatest testimony! It will not just set you free, but set those around you free! You will see that your mess serves a high purpose and should not be hidden because of guilt or shame. God takes our guilt and shame to set others free. Your mess is not meant for you alone.
Remember that God is turning your mess into a message, you are not alone at all. Never assume that you can never be forgiven because that is not true. It says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My Name, shall humble themselves and Pray, and seek my Face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, forgive their sin and HEAL their land”. This text is so rich yet straightforward. The key words here are “humble”, “pray”, “forgive”, and “heal”. When combined:
- HUMBLE – is accepting your fault and being sincere about what happened without trying to cover it up
- PRAY – is being able to communicate with the Father and ask for His Grace and Mercy despite the obstacles
- FORGIVE – is not holding a grudge on people who have offended you but being able to see them the way God does
- HEAL – is asking the Father to soothe any anger in your heart, allowing Him to minister to your Spirit so that the heavy burden can be lifted off
The lyrics of a song I really like goes like this:
“YOU THOUGHT I WAS WORTH SAVING, SO YOU CAME AND CHANGED MY LIFE, YOU THOUGHT I WAS WORTH KEEPING, SO YOU CLEANED ME UP INSIDE, YOU THOUGHT I WAS TO DIE FOR, SO YOU SACRIFICED YOUR LIFE, SO I CAN BE FREE, SO I CAN BE WHOLE, SO I CAN TELL EVERYONE I KNOW”.
The person that composed this song can relate to the times where he or she must have committed so many faults and thought that Gods Grace and Mercy was over, not knowing that God was cleaning the person from the inside out. There is nothing that can stop God’s love for you. If you think what you have done is so bad that you cannot be free, I guarantee that you are looking at your life with your natural eyes. Look to the Father, and see how His love will melt all your pain away. It will turn your story around for your good. His love is what enables you to keep going in life, so why stop? You have a PURPOSE TO FULFIL!