L.I.F.E.

LIVING IS FOR EVERYONE, but not all people are living because they have allowed themselves to become so inundated with problems that their zest for living has been squeezed out of them. This is not living life to the fullest as we were designed to do, it is just scraping by. Life was God’s idea, it wasn’t mans. Life is a legally binding contract between God and humanity of which man is legally obligated to abide by God’s laws so that we are entitled to enjoy the benefits of eternal life, including the present. If we fail to fulfill our part of the contract; we have jeoparized our rights to eternal life and will suffer accordingly in this one.

In case anyone didn’t understand my opening statement, God says in Psalm 24:1, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.” It is pretty clear from this statement that God has staked His claim to earth and all that dwell upon it. This is a blanket statement whereby God informs us everyone is accountable to Him thus making them subject to His rules and laws. None withstanding. He also tells us in Roman’s 14:7-8, “For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” These two statements should clear up any misunderstanding as to who God is and who we are to Him. He is the greater, we are the lesser, and under contractural agreement with Him to live our life according to His dictates.

Now we know that not all men understand that we mere humans are accountable to someone far greater than ourselves. If we did, we would not make light of His laws, nor make plans to exclude Him from our life. As I write this article I am chuckling because I can see God sitting on His throne and laughing at the foolishness of men who turn to other men to solve their problems when the problems men encounter are not man made. Our problems are rooted in a realm in which we cannot see, and have absolutely no control over. And if we are to understand our problems we will have to realize problems are a distraction specifically designed to draw our attention away from the answer and onto our situation. Nothing more, nothing less. And once we are distracted we become vulnerable. And trying to solve our problems using the things of this earth that were put here to meet the needs of our fleshly body and its level of comfort is a complete waste of our resources. There is an old saying that a person is blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other, indicating they can see some things but miss the majority. We are kind of like that in understanding our problems. We may not understand our problems are only distractions, but yet we use the art of distraction to confuse our enemy on the battlefield so we can defeat him. It’s amazing how little we really understand about our world for being such intelligent creatures.

Natural things cannot span the gap between our world and the one by which we are influenced. If we are to deal with our problems we will have to deal with them on their level and that means we have to be able to tap into their world and exercise authority over those who are causing our problems. Otherwise we are wasting our time trying to solve problems for which natural man does not have answers. In the bible there is a story where Jesus came upon a fig tree that had nothing but leaves on it. Jesus was hungry and a fig tree that should of had figs on it, had nothing but leaves disguising its barrenness. This fig tree represents the problems we encounter in life. The fig tree had no fruit on it to satisfy the hunger of Jesus, but it had leaves to disguise the fact it had no fruit. And our problems like the leaves on the fig tree are only there to draw our attention to them, but not to meet our needs. If we have read the story of the fig tree in Matthew chapter 21, we know that Jesus cursed the tree and it died. That tree would not distract another person with a hunger problem. Now the way Jesus dealt with the fig tree is the way in which we are to deal with our problems. We go to the root of the matter the same way Jesus did with the fig tree. He didn’t curse the leaves on the tree, He said, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Well we know fruit doesn’t get its nourishment from the leaves on the tree, but from the soil through its root system. The story says the tree died immediately, (and it did) but it wasn’t until the next day that His disciples noticed the leaves, limbs, and trunk had died. If we read the scriptures, we would know that Jesus used natural things to explain spiritual principles, and this is just one of many. He is teaching us how to take control over the spirits causing our problems. When we curse the problem in Jesus name; the spirit behind the problems ceases his work right then; but it may take awhile before the leaves, limbs, and the trunk of the problem, dies. Or any noticeable results or physical evidence become visible to our naked eyes that our problem has gone away.

If we understand that LIVING IS FOR EVERYONE and we begin to take measures to solve our problems God’s way, we would soon find we are not only having fewer problems, but we would know exactly how to handle them. And if we share this information and one other person learns how to deal with their problems, and that person teaches someone else; it won’t be long before God’s people can start reclaiming their lives and living life to the fullest instead of spending it trying to overcome problems for which man doesn’t have the answer. Have a Blessed and Wonderful Day in the Lord. DThrash

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5 Comments

  1. DThrasher

    Hanh, your past is like water under the bridge, it was there, now its gone, and there is nothing you can do to change it, but there is something you can do about your future. Roman’s 14:7-8 says, “For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” Understanding that we have someone we are accountable to helps us to balance our life. It’s like working a job. The Lord has given each of us a responsibility, or a job to do, and we are to see that it gets done to the best of our ability. When we fulfill our responsibility to the Lord He keeps our life in order. It’s kind of like receiving a pay check for the work we do for our employer. If we don’t go to work we have no right to expect a paycheck and that creates another problem. When we fail to follow our Heavenly Father’s dictates, our life gets out of order because we are in rebellion and we encounter numerous problems unnecessarily that have to be dealt with. When we don’t uphold our end of the bargain we end up spending a lot of time spinning our wheels and getting nowhere except further behind. But God has a solution for every problem and when we seek His advice we learn not only how to deal with our problems, but how to please Him at the same time. Now, I said we live in a world controlled by spirits we can’t see, but God who is spirit, not only see’s into that world, but controls it. You must know God is in complete control of His creation. The only thing that is in rebellion in it is man who are children of the Creator. So God controls that which we can’t see. The scriptures tells us to seek our Heavenly Father who not only controls all, but owns it all. Or, we are to make our problems known to Him, follow His directions found in scripture, and He will take care of events in the spiritual realm that we can’t see, but has a strong spiritual influence over our life on earth. DThrash

  2. @Markus I get your drift on where you were going there. I often think of my past and use it as a means to analyze where I am and where I want to get to. Where I struggel is balancing it all out. How do you guys balance things out?

  3. Thanks a lot for this, I am greatful for the info

  4. Thanks!

  5. Well said.

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