Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Overcoming


1 John 5:4 ~~ For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.



I am an overcomer. I'll say it again, I AM AN OVERCOMER!


When I became a child of Christ, I wanted to be sold out to him and desperately wanted to be more like Him, yet I found that I had some huge obstacles to overcome. Namely myself. I couldn't forgive me. I wouldn't forgive me. I couldn't understand why He wanted to love me.


One of the hardest things that I struggled with was letting go of my past and moving closer to Jesus and the pardoning of my sins; putting the baggage on the curb and driving away, without looking back. Yes, my past is there but only to remind me that there God is so forgiving and so loving that He would allow me an opportunity to be called His.


I had to overcome some things that only I held on to. I had to release all the hurt and unforgiveness and embrace Jesus more and more. I had to see myself in a whole new light and become more positive in my outlook on things. I had to let a lot of people be themselves but I also have to be me.


The Lord promises me that when I became born of HIM that I had victory. Automatically, Immediately and definitely. I had to really activate some so Great Faith and believe truly that He had thrown all of that mess in the trash. He says that as far as the east is from the west, that is how far he has removed our transgressions from us. Hallelujah!


If God, who so loved the world, forgives me, who am I to argue? I forgive me too. I didn't forget, but I do forgive. I remember that He is in control of my life and has given me peace that passes all understanding. I can rest in Him and wait for His guidance and direction.


Overcoming an issue is like putting down a bag of rocks. When the weight of the issue is let go, you realize the freedom. You realize how heavy the bag was. And you dare not pick it up again. Finally, you can walk in Faith, with those Heels on.


This week, start putting down some of those bags, drive away from the curb and don't you dare look back.


Keep Walking,



MiVida


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2 comments:

Pinkshoelady said...

Hey Girl,
I loved this!
So many times I look back and carry my bag just a little farther.
Not only is it too heavy for me but it aint my bag no more! (Pardon my extreme southern) That isn't the bag Jesus has for me because He said His bag/yoke is light!
I needed this reminder today because just last night I picked up that old bag!

So I'm driving away again!
Pamela

Bonnie said...

This reminds me of the woman at the well. She carried her jars of heaviness upon her shoulders to retrieve her water. It was there she discovered Jesus! A man who knew everything about her and loved her anyway!

His words to her:
"Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:13-14

She couldn't get back to town quick enough to tell everyone about this man Jesus! BUT NOTICE when she did, she left her jars of heaviness behind! Glory!

Great post as always girl!

Bonnie
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