Wednesday, October 15, 2014
We all get a little side tracked when it comes to our spiritual journey and that's okay. In that stage of 'side tracked' the devil is not prejudice. He doesn't care who you are, your racial background, your age or what your title is in church.
I started in the Prayer Ministry (Prayer Warrior) and I went to church every Sunday. I went to Wednesday night bible study, I went to any classes that I felt would help me in my spiritual journey. I graduated from a 16 week Teacher's Course and I attended Sunday School regularly. Now that sounds like I had it all together. Oh, and don't let me forget the Senor Citizens home I went to once a week for bible study and having a prayer closet that I stayed in prayer for a number of hours a day. So what happened?
That title I have in front of my name doesn't make me immune to satan's tricks and lies. I moved to Las Vegas to be closer to my family. I used to go to the gambling boat a little bit and I loved it. So Vegas and you don't have to travel far to get to a slot machine. The devil knew what I liked and he also knows what you like. He will make it readily available to you. Then I started smoking weed again. I would have never thought that I would get that far away from God. I love the Lord God so much, He was always in my heart. The devil speaks to us by say, "You can't go back to being a minister. You can't get back in the choir. You can't go back to teaching the Word of God. God won't accept you back into His arms. You have really messed up this time. You mind as well forget it.
The Lord has anointed me to be His voice, His mouthpiece for the ministry that I had on the inside of me. I did not ask for the gifts that He has given me, He just knows what gifts you need to accomplish what His will is for you life. God has anointed and appointed you for ministry work. No matter what you may be going through in your life right now, God has a plan for your life. The Holy Spirit has equipped you with everything that you will need for your spiritual journey.
The most important thing for you to remember when you are in that 'side tracked' mode is that you left the Lord arms. He did not leave you, the Lord will never leave nor forsake you. The problem is that we don't fully believe that. We hear testimonies of others of how God has brought them through some challenges and difficulties, we believe that God is able, but in the back of our minds, we wonder will He do it for us. God will never unfriend you. THE LORD GOD IS WAITING FOR YOU.