What is it in your life that you are not willing to let go of at this time? I sometimes think that regardless of who you are or what you think you may be there are hidden issues that are keeping you from totally submitting to God. Maybe it is not something that will change the world but when you let go of it you will change in ways that you have never known. For some or even for most it is something that you had asked God to forgive you for and yet you continue to hold on to it. Whatever it may be, there is nothing that God cannot deliver you from.
Sometimes it is a sin from the past that we just can’t let go of. When you asked Jesus to come into your life and forgive you the bible says it is cast out as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). For many us we think that we have that sin that God cannot forgive but if we will read the scriptures and take to heart what they have to say we will see that it is forgiven. Jesus came and died on a cross just for us and He took on all of our sin that we may be forgiven. Notice what I said, He took on ALL our sins, He did not leave one out to bring back against us somewhere down the road. He took all the sins of the world so that ALL would be saved and forgiven.
There are things that happen in our everyday running around lives that are more an annoyance than anything else but, if you feel it is stopping you from serving God in the manner He should be served then it is something you need to deal with. For example, in 2 Corinthians 12 talks about the thorn in his side. I am not to sure that every single one of us have a thorn of some sort. For some it may be they eat a little too much. For others it may be they judge people who are not like them. For me it is a very quick temper. I have no idea where it comes from but, one second I am doing okay and then the next I go off. I notice that it is coming but I have either not learned how to deal with it or I just hope it won’t come out. Either way it does and then I have to repent, ask for forgiveness or whatever it takes because I want to be the best Christian I can.
What are you holding on to? It may not bother anyone else, but if you think it is keeping you from serving God the way you should and you feel convicted about it then ask to be delivered from it. I said to God, “change me and take this anger from me”. Simple and to the point and I am ready to do whatever it takes to change. I realize there will probably be tests but bring it on. We are not different in our convictions because a conviction is a conviction and the only difference is what bothers you may not bother me but they are still convictions.
In Matthew 7:7, the bible says Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find and Knock and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks receives and to those who seek they will find and to everyone who knocks the door will be opened to them. Don’t be afraid to ask and by all means don’t think for one moment that God could not forgive you for it. If it bothers you then you need to deal with it and ask Him to cast it out of your life and change you. I promise you, it does not hurt much but sure does challenge you. Besides, I really don’t think that God will put more on you than you can handle or bear as the bible puts it (1 Corinthians 10:13). He will be with you all of the way through thick or thin, He promised you in Deuteronomy 31:8, I will never leave you or forsake you. That is a promise from God and therefore there is nothing in your life that you may feel is holding you back that God cannot or will not help you deal with or remove.
Trust in the Lord and know that He is God. (Psalm 46:10) But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:33-34) Just a couple of scriptures to encourage you not to delay but lay it down at the foot of the cross and allow God to work.
An Evangelist called to preach the gospel all over the world. To lay hands on the sick and to prophecy to everyone. Reaching out to the world that all may be saved.