Month: September 2017

Just be…

My life is far from perfect and holds upset at every turn. I’m married, have four children and work full time. It seems like no matter how much I do it is never enough. (I know many of you reading can relate.)

The type of work I do takes extreme study time, focus, prayer and concentration. This is not easy to do nor is it always understood.  I continue doing the Lord’s work, even though I have a plate full of responsibilities with my home and family; as this was the calling placed on my life. There is a difference between a calling and a duty. It is my duty as a wife and mother to conduct myself as a Godly woman to my  family first as I am  to be an example at all times. This requires me to be cautious how I react to upset .  It is not easy to get up and have a million demands hit you before that morning cup of coffee.  During  a day of working  and then being in the home cleaning, cooking, meeting doctor appointments, grocery shopping, homeschooling 3 children,  being a nurse, counselor, mediator, referee, teacher, gardener, and caregiver to not only my family but ailing extended family; I meet the challenge every day of staying calm and maintaining my composure… My dress up routine is hair in a bun, t-shirt, jeans and no makeup. I’m too tired to doll up , unless I absolutely must.

I make it a point everyday to wake with a smile on my face, greet my family with love, speak words of love throughout the day and keep all tension far from my home. I purposely look for the good in everyone around me and purposely treat others how I would like to be treated. I don’t hold a judging eye or ear, as I want no one to judge me. I purposely speak positive words as I am one who refuses to hold a negative attitude.  I have learned that no matter how close you walk with the Lord and stay in his Word, you are not immune to upset finding you…

I love my imperfect life and every flaw it holds. I hold little money after bills are paid but I feel rich. I don’t see some of the upset I step into because I’m too busy counting all the blessings… When you see the work around you as a blessing; then the work involved doesn’t feel like work at all…  It is Friday, some things can wait until Monday so take the weekend to “just be”…  (Let all upset go and just be in the moment as  you purposely allow yourself to enjoy every second of your imperfect life; that is filled with perfect blessings all through it.)

Blessings,

Robin Worgull

 

Do you yield to Satan’s agenda?

The agenda I’m referring to today is the plan or goal he is using against you to guide your behavior; but insists on keeping it a secret from you. The devil operates through subtle evil fashions. His style of operation is using ultimate deception against us. He uses manipulation, speculations, deception and temptations in an attempt to overtake any and all persons he can; as this is his plan to harm us then use our torment as his ultimate entertainment. Did you catch that? (Your emotional, physical, spiritual, financial, material and marital pain has the devil laughing out loud by your suffering.)

John 10:10 reminds us that the devil is a thief. It also reminds us that he is out to steal, kill and destroy. See, he aims to steal your joy, destroy anything you attempt and kill your spirit. (As a mother, when my children step out of line I use correction to break their will not their spirit. When someone’s spirit is broken they quit trying as hope is lost.)  The devil aims to kill your spirit so all hope held is lost.  At this time he is succeeding by changing how many of us think through world events, media, society accepting wrong as right and removing God from the head of our Nation and  through many other channels we don’t hold time to get into today.

Some of you reading hold little hope if any at all. When you take a look at what your life has become; it takes every bit of strength you have left, to pick up and try to get through another day. Your will has weakened due to your spirit being broken. Where you once thought change was possible you now believe it is too late for change. Where you saw yourself heading as a young adult completely differs from where you ended up as a mature adult. Where you once held passions, you now hold regret or resentment. Your thoughts now control you instead of you controlling your thoughts. Anger and hurt consumes every fiber of your being. Despair has become your walking shadow. Disappointment is all you feel,  you have left to dress in. Depression tucks you in at night and wakes you in the morning. Sickness has become the one who sticks closest to you. Mistreatment follows you through life like a loyal dog does to his master. You have learned to depend on misery accompanying you everywhere you go. Anxiety likes to ride in your pocket and tease you throughout the day. Fear won’t let you down, as fear has proven to stay with you through it all…

In the beginning of this post I asked if you were yielding to Satan’s agenda , then explained his agenda was a plan of deception and manipulation to guide your behavior. The agenda he used on some of you was he had demons sent your way to instill ultimate deception and manipulation in an attempt to destroy you as quickly as he could. ( We can be tormented by demons without being owned by them.) Demons do not operate alone they always operate in groups. Just like you and I they have to rest in order to regain strength. They often look for a place to rest in areas that are dry, as they don’t like water. They normally look for someone to host them which means they stay with them , leave and then return . Some of us unknowingly have opened our home to them and made them too comfortable. Each demon out there holds a name and the name they hold is the torment they inflict on us.  This means some of us are guilty of being a host to a group of demons who go by the names  of  “fear”, “regret”, “resentment”, “pain”, “anger”,  “anxiety”, “depression”, “misery”, “disappointment”, “despair”, “sickness”, and “mistreatment”.   Keep in mind, the only way they can torment us is if we gave consent. Some of us have allowed sin in our life that allowed a door of consent to the enemy and his demons to enter our homes and torture our minds and eventually our health…

ALL ACCESS MUST BE SHUT OFF… Again, the devil is out to steal, kill and destroy.     James 4:7 Reminds us to resist the devil and he will flee.

To resist the devil means we must resist the temptations he sends our way. Each temptation is an opening or consent given to the enemy. If you are tired of being tired ask the Lord to remove anything unclean that has come up against you. Ask the Lord to align the desires of your heart with the desires he holds for you. Remove yourself from any activity that goes against the Word of God. Don’t allow your eyes to look upon or your ears to listen to anything unpleasing to the Lord. Let your mouth speak words of love only.

Take back what the thief tried to steal from you. God blessed us with marriage and family but the devil has dug his claws into so many homes, that  division moved in and forced commitment and love out.  Some of you are so depressed you can barely get out of bed. Take your health back by kicking  out anything unclean that has come up against you and reclaim healing in the name of Jesus Christ. Take back your life by surrendering every fiber of your being over to the Lord.

Tell the devil and his enemies to step off because God’s victory is on! The battle has already been won. You may have warred all this time not knowing God already defeated the devil and his army of demons. The devil’s subtle agenda was intended to make us believe he was the one in control… My friend, here’s the one area you hold control over. See, you get to decide right now who you will allow to hold control over you. The Lord or the devil and his demons?  Submit to one, resist the other…

Blessings,

Robin Worgull

Are you doing the things you do out of devotion to the Lord or out of desperation?

You seek to be fearless? Okay… Question, are you lifting up your situation in prayer, placing it in the hands of your maker or are you picking it up out of desperation in an attempt to see instant results? This comes down to a matter of trust… Do you trust the Lord and his word or do you trust yourself more?

People in desperate situations will claim they did something out of devotion to the Lord; when really it was done out of desperation… They will grasp at anything looking for positive results when they have reached the end of their rope. For some reason panic can have them placing their beliefs in anything in hopes of finding something that might work. That’s not faith. Faith is believing without being able to see the outcome of things prayed for…

Devotion to the Lord is the ultimate discipline. It’s where you are in with both feet wholeheartedly, not straddling the fence. There’s no hesitation, no second guessing, just 100% committed to aligning the desires of our heart with the desires the Lord holds for us.  Devotion requires total faith.

Desperation is the complete opposite. Instead of being steadfast and pushing on the boulder rock  in front of you like the Lord wants us to do; we grab a sledge hammer, jack hammer, and a bulldozer in an attempt to move the rock that’s blocking us. (The rock is a symbol for a situation or circumstance we face.) The Lord doesn’t expect us to move anything; that’s his job. We are to keep pushing even if we forget why we were told to push in the first place or don’t understand the concept of pushing and how it even applies to us. Desperation causes faith to be gone in the area you are desperate in and logic is no longer logical… It becomes us doing more of a repetitive babbling, so to speak.

Say. you are feeling anxiety or depression  over things you hold no control over, such as finances, health issues, rebellious child, marital issues, or the world events we all are seeing unfolding around us. You reach a point of being tired of being tired all the time. You pray, “Lord, please do your will in this situation, please remove my anxiousness.” With faith, you wait it out for the Lord to answer your prayer.  ( God is not a God of time; but he is an on  time God.) We are people of time and when we feel enough time has gone by and no answer is felt; we often step outside of God’s will to obtain our own will,  which is seeking positive results. This is the moment we knock on desperation’s door quite loudly.

With desperation, faith gets tossed in the wind, you rush to the doctor seeking relief from anxiety and ask to be prescribed anxiety or antidepressants prescriptions; then hyperventilate (almost) while trying to wait for the prescription to be filled. You may even spill your business to anyone willing to listen, but you fail to realize you just hindered the very prayer you prayed;  by stepping outside of God’s will to obtain instant results,  for a situation that took a long time to be created due to being devoted to those around you instead of complete devotion to the Lord… ( I’m not suggesting not seeking help for a medical situation but I am suggesting sometimes our medical situation is one we created by our own doing.)  One must ask the question, is our faith strong in the Lord or in the prescription we just took, while spilling our business to someone who may not be wise counsel?

Some of you reading are going through a difficult time in your marriage. Things did not turn out like the ideas held in your thinking. You may be praying  that the Lord show you the next step to make, while impatiently waiting for results to your prayer. If you are not seeing results then you  must ask yourself…  Did I not forgive past mistakes? Am I still holding a grudge out of fear I will be hurt or disappointed again? Am I guilty of transferring punishment on my spouse they never earned but was owed to someone before them? Did I  lean on my own understanding? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you may be guilty of trying to control a situation that got out of control. That’s not devotion to the Lord; but it is devotion to your own terms…

Many of us are guilty of going outside of God’s will in order to persuade the outcome of our prayers in our favor. Let me ask you, if you get what you prayed for, but got what you prayed for on your own process; did the Lord provide that for you or did you provide it for yourself and then complain it was not what you were wanting? Did  you do what you did out of devotion to the Lord or out of desperation in a situation you panicked in?

Desperation is going off and doing your own thing because you held no faith in that certain situation that the Lord would do what his word said he would do. This may mean you don’t truly know the lord the way you may claim to know him. My friend, if you truly knew the Lord, all doubt would dissipate in any situation you find yourself in. If you struggle with faith ask the Lord to help your disbelief.  ( Mark 9:23-24/    Mark 11:24/   Proverbs 3:5-7)

I close this post with this…  Mathew 28:18  ” And Jesus came and spake unto them saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and  in earth.”                                                                    Do you believe what Jesus said? Does he hold all power in heaven and in earth? If you truly believe he does, then quit trying to control situations you step into. He holds the power you need;  for the situations that render you ,  powerless…

Blessings,

Robin Worgull