You know each time I do some serious stock-taking of my life, I often leave that exercise in tears and brokenness. Time and time again, I am reminded of the truth that God did save me from so much, including myself. There were times I acted in naivety, ignorance and simple-mindedness but GOD saw the evil ahead and saved me. Years ago, I put up the following words in my sitting room – ‘God is my Sanity.’ A lot of people didn’t realize what that meant but it was a declaration I purposed to remind myself of daily because the whole world lieth in wickedness, darkness and chaos, and so I had to constantly and consciously remind myself to live in the Truth and Light of God’s Word – therein was my peace and sanity.
That’s why I get bothered when I hear someone saying they are living in their own truth (whatever that means). I believe that’s a deeply flawed statement, for ‘any truth’ outside the Truth of God’s Word cannot stand especially in trying and testing times which shall befall all men at some point in their lives.
Let’s have a careful look at some Scriptures;
2 Timothy 2:19 (NLT) “But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil.””
1 Corinthians 3:10-15 (NLT) “Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever is building on this foundation must be very careful. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ. Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.”
Matthew 7:24-27 (NLT) “”Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.””
In light of these Scriptures, you will forgive me if I don’t agree that anyone should live in their own truth if that truth is not a reflection of God’s Truth; for nothing else will stand the Test of time, fire, flood, earthquake, diseases, satanic attacks, or anything else we can think of – EXCEPT GOD’S WORD – It is the safest place to be. It is the most peaceful place to be. It is the surest place to be. Who else should know best if not the Creator of everything? The reason there is so much pain, sickness, anxiety, depression, actual and potential suicides, confusion, identity crises, poverty and so much negativities is the result of people living in their truth. I dare say Adam and Eve had to forego the beauty of eternal life which Our Eternal Father had in His wisdom pre-ordained for them; just because they believed the lies the enemy sold to them (which to them was their truth they thought God had kept from them). Many of us are reproducing the same error which will only end in multiplied pain, sorrow, destruction and death if God doesn’t help us.
For those thinking I have no idea what I am talking about, let me share a little story of when I decided to live in my truth, well I didn’t realise that’s what I was doing then. I had gotten tired and discouraged from doing things God’s way and so I decided I was now a big girl and could handle myself. How wrong I was, so many things went wrong; sum it to say I started acting very foolishly, very very – and I almost got destroyed but for this same God who always had been interested in loving me. He showed me so much mercy and love and saved me even from myself. I ran back like a rain-battered electrocuted cat safe into His loving open arms with shame, pain and regret but in genuine brokenness and repentance. I have been safe in Him since then and Here, I plan to remain.
For anyone struggling in any way, especially for those who don’t even know who they are or where they are headed anymore, I believe the only way out – is to return to God in genuine repentance and begin to live in the Truth of His Word. There are limitless possibilities and beauty in Him. Above all, peace that the world cannot give (therefore, they cannot take away) and eternal life with Him in glory.
For those who think I am speaking nonsense, that’s ok. I pray you don’t have to pay for your truth with your life but if you ever get tired of it and are ready to embrace God’s Truth, He is ready to accept you. I only hope you do so when you still have life. Shalom.
May the Lord enable us both to will and do His good pleasure, Amen.
I hope this has blessed you.
Till next time.
If at the end of the day all you have is God, then you have more than enough.
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