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Blindsided By Attachments?

Attachment theories why do people latch onto to people, or things that might not have their best interest at heart.  “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,” John 1:14.  Wouldn’t  you rather be attached to God’s word He has given to you? God’s word should be used as a weapons against your enemies? God’s word Is full of truth.”

God’s word Is always consistent, humans are not, their feelings about someone, or some things can change on a daily basis. That’s why so many people expectations are not met. ” No weapon formed against you shall prosper And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17

When you put your trust In God first everything else will be taken care of…for you. How many people are In unhealthy relationships, or latch onto dogs, or material things because they are missing that special something in their life? It’s no wonder that some people feel lonely, sad, depressed, and …. The enemy loves provoking your negative emotions. He constantly works on your heart, mind, and soul, so that He will win you Into his kingdom.

Hence; spiritual bankruptcy Is one of Satan biggest traps He sets for luke warm believers of God’s word. He knows when you spend insufficient amounts of time nurturing ones owns spirit with God’s word. That you are a easy prey for Him. He’ll use this weakness you have to lure you In making foolish decisions.

Satan loves using drugs, sex, greed, other people problems to drain you and keep you spiritually bankrupt. When  you are blindsided by your emotions, material things, or financial attachments it can drain the spiritual life out you, and your wallet If your not seeking after God’s word.

Your God-given destiny is nothing to play with…you have witches and demons assigned to the cancellation of your God-given promises. You must push beyond the distraction and strongholds to complete your expected end! God Is with you Jer29:11

It’s an everyday uphill battle trying to maintain your mental and spiritual growth.  Again, Satan loves to attach onto any weakness, or door that you leave open In your mind, or heart. For instance, when we attach ourselves onto, or hook up with the wrong people everything In our world will eventually be destroyed, or turned upside.

That’s why God specifically gives Instruction on who to hang around…..He points us to certain people to fellowship with. ” Therefore, when we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,” Hebrews 12:1.

Sadly, some people have no clue about what God’s plans are for their life. Hosea 4:6 states how ” For my people are destroyed for their lack of knowledge”, what we say and do to others will effect entire generations. This Is why Jesus prays to the father above and ask Him for our forgiveness ” for they know not what they do.”Luke 23:34.

Some of us do know what we are doing to others and may get joy out of kicking someone down when they are down.  We all know that Satan Is behind that mindset and Is wining over that poor soul.  Yes, power and control Is the enemies best friends, and when he attaches one of His “hence men” into your life and onto your back, you will be spiritually drained, unless you serve a God that Is bigger than your enemies.

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Pray About … And Worry About Nothing!

Pray about… And Worry About ….!

A while back ago many moons ago Lisa realize her marriage was coming a part at the seams, right in front of her eyes. Her husband of more than eight years was going through a transformation beyond Lisa’s wildest imagination.  She supported him in every decision he made because she loved him dearly. She had faith in him that no matter what happened he was going  to support her emotionally and financially.

As time went on he quit his job. He did a great job at putting in extra effort to provide for his growing family after quitting his job. He worked in his family’s business for a couple of months to support his growing family. After he quit working with his family , all his work had been under the table, or in exchange for food. Lisa said “he hadn’t given her money in over eleven years, and now she  financially supports the family.  She’s explained,” that’s why she is fed up with him and the two things he has to offer her, his time and sex.”

If she puts any pressure on him to provide he’ll depend on local food banks, clothing closets, and shelters to provide him a place to eat and sleep. Lisa despises these homeless shelters at times because she feels that they  interfere with her husbands responsibilities for providing for his growing family. “He’s way too dependent on free programs for everything,” she feels.

After years of this, Lisa says “she fed up and wants her old husband back. The one that held his chest out with pride and was able to provide for his family. Not the one who is dependent on her, or food banks for everything. He hates Lisa because she does not agree with his new value system.”

Lisa had been going to church and praying to God about this situation for years and each year she sees her husband get more and more bitter and emotionally unattached to her. At this point many people are telling to leave him base on scripture. ” If a man doesn’t work he doesn’t eat.”  After reading it on her own she ask God to help. “God helped my marriage she prays.” God answered her prayers, but It wasn’t in the way she thought.

He helped her to become more of a sole financial provider for the family than she was before.  She complained, how she never signed up for this type of marriage. She became even more resentful and lost all respect for her husband. Throughout this transformation her husband kept reminding her that God does not want him to work, and that instead of her depending on him to provide for money, she needs to depend on God for it.

She really has no choice in this matter because her husbands attitude and behaviors began to seriously deteriorate. He started hanging out with the unemployed homeless men and had no problem telling her where he spent his time. He told her to “deal with it he is happier now than he’d been In a long time.  That’s when she knew that  a lot of  churches and shelters were in the business of not keeping families together. They are in the business of destroying and enabling families, she says. She still  prays for this man to turn his life around, but as long as he keeps getting  free handouts his family values are gone.

After  fourteen years of her praying and financially supporting her husband and children she became mentally and physically drained. She left, but her husband insisted on keeping their children with him. Although this did not make any sense to her, and to make matters worse their kids wanted this more than he did.  She decided to move on. As she stated earlier, ” That’s when she knew that some churches, shelters, and government agencies were not in the business of keeping families together. They were in the business of destroying and enabling families.” Lisa stills continues to pray for her family and others who have experience the same….

What’s your opinion?

What are some of the lessons Lisa learns?

What are her chances of attracting the same types Of men again?

What would you do?

Detecting Whose Who?

As soon as I realize that my struggles are not against people, but against people without bodies, called ” wicked spirits,” Identified as the Prince of Darkness who loves to keep our spirit’s irritated, upset, and unhappy.  I stopped taking personal attacks in my life made directly against me as serious.

I really don’t care to rehash my baggage check incidents but as usual it was an uplifting spiritual lesson for me. A Wow God moment! It was seven o’ clock. I was flying out of Los Angeles airport going to Sacramento no matter what I just wanted to get home rain, sleet, or hail. My flight had been delayed way to many times.

I am a morning person but my spirit loves the peace and quiet in the morning. As I got to the baggage check lined I observed the baggage check attendants behaviors towards all the customers a bit disturbing and a little intimidating . I notice one man being escorted out of the line into a tiny room for having something in his suitcase. When it was my turn to go through the metal detector went off.  I made a comment and the two guards  immediately questioned me.

” What did you just say in a police voice that shocks my quiet peaceful morning attitude out of me, says the two guards at the exact same time.”  My response is it’s-it must be my jewelery I got on that’s setting the metal detectors off. I felt violated at this point for talking it was nerve wrecking.

I went through the metal detectors the second time I was so upset I had to say a couple of prayers to calm my nerves that’s when I heard my holy spirit in me speak these exact words.

Your struggles are not really against the people who just offended you,  but against people without bodies, called ” wicked spirits,” Identified as the Prince of Darkness who loves to keep your spirit irritated and unhappy.  After I heard this revelation I immediately stopped taking this personal attack made directly against me so serious.

Now I realize sometimes I no longer have to open my mouth and waste my words on a person who chooses to act ignorantly towards me in my public, or in my private life. I can choose to walk away and talk to God about it instead. I find that nonverbal communication can be just as strong as venting ones verbal frustration.

Thank you Father for giving me the gift of your holy spirit without it I know I’m lost.

Don’t Hate…

People are put in our lives for many reasons and sometimes we need to love them even if they are thorns in our side. Jesus says,” It is easy to love a person who loves you back, but much harder to love your enemy“. We are supposed to love those who hate us. That’s right love them back to Christ whether you get along, or not. People need people.

Love them back to Christ…don’t hate them!  How can God‘s spirit possibly be a part of your being if you’re hating? Aren’t you suppose to be your brother‘s and/or sister’s keeper, and aren’t they suppose to be yours? Seriously when a person comes to you for your help what do you do?  If and elderly person needs a young persons help how do you respond? You can either ignore them, lead them into a ditch, leave them alone, or lead them back to God’s pathways.

Nowadays people develop relationships with an attitude of what can you give me, or do for me?  This is a very dangerous mindset, In my opinion, because you could be sacrificing the deepest love, or friendship you can ever imagine, If your  basing all your friendships by what a person can bring to your table. It’s a sad affair, or mindset to be In, because everyone loses at the end.

What’s a world filled with greedy people who only value friendships for their material gain? No man/woman is meant to be an island standing alone, all on their own. That’s why from time to time some of us need to go back and be reminded how people use to treat each other like their own brother’s, or sister’s.

Some of us have lost our touch, focus, and faith in what God will do for us through these new friendships we make.  May be some of us do need to go back to His original plan and purpose for our lives, instead of worrying about who will be our next benefactor in our new relationships.  God is your primary provider and benefactor… We all should seek Him and stop chasing after your own values so that our love life’s will become spiritually richer, then everything else will be added to you!

May be we all should take a moment to exam our hearts each time we meet a new friend to find out why we really want to befriend them in the first place. What are your thoughts?

More Changes? Transformation!

When God decides to make changes in your life it can mean great things are getting ready to occur even though you may not be feeling so great. You just have to move your I feel-ism feelings out-of-the-way and trust in Him to take care of your needs. Most of us are familiar with the famous bible scripture, “God will never leave you nor forsake you.” When you feel like your life’s comfort zone are changing call on the name of the LORD.  He is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”  Proverbs 18:10.

Being in the dark about what’s happening to you is no fun at all, that’s why God’s wants you to see things from His perspective. His 20/20 visions keeps your mind eye’s from your blind spot, and helps you to feel strong and courageous.   Deuteronomy 3 1:6, Do not be afraid or terrified because of  change for the LORD your God is with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

I still recall as if it were yesterday a major change in Sophia’s life.  She had a drug problem so bad that her drug habit came before everything in her life.  She stop caring about everything.  She lost everything also: her children, her house, her morals, and her job…  The only thing she had going for her was her belief in God, And if it wasn’t for her faith in God she would not had been able to overcome her drug addiction.  Many of us know without faith it is impossible  to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him.”  Hebrews 11:6  

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverb 3:5 then you will be ready when the storms come into your life.  A storm is nothing more than a blessing waiting to manifest in your life. A tree that’s planted by the water grows continually. Trees planted near water still go through stormy weather.  Storms are God’s way of cleaning  out your spiritual closet from all that emotional baggage that’s weighing you down. 

 When God’s ready to promote you some major life changes may have to be made.  O’God Create in me a clean heart, and make me into the person you want me to be.  Of course, you may be comfortable with the way things are in your life, or may be your ready for a change.  What ever your feelings are…don’t allow the three D’s, disappointment, depression, and discouragement to get you down. You can attempt to drag your feet, stand still, whine, and complain all you want, but God will still change you.  Change is Inevitable!  You may not want to go back to the way it use to be!

It could be a change in career move that has been weighing you down, or a change in a destructive relationship.  You can look at it as a loss, or as if you’re in between your blessings”, for what God is getting ready to do in your life.  You have to know and believe that God has already prepared you for this new change…. “He has prepared a table in the presence of your enemy’s and has anointed your head with oil.” In other words your already emotionally prepared to weather this storm. You just have to trust in God and start exercising your faith muscle. You don’t have to rely on your own understanding. You can depend on God to see you through. Change can be great, but change is never easy.  You fight to hold on, or you fight to let go… Continue reading

OMG! Do Young People Over use God’s Name?

Although God has already designed your “fate”in life.  Your very own personal predetermine destiny for you. He allows you to choose which path you are going to follow, either your own, or His. In addition to His wonderful generosity to you… He gave you a set of parent’s , to provide for you, to protect you , and guide you, until the age of 18.  Wow! Your very own free will. A set of parent’s to support you until the age eighteen!  What more can a person ask for? What an awesome God is He ?  If it wasn’t for God’s love where would a lot of young people end up?

From the very beginning of your life, God gave you a set of keys, to start your life’s engine, and a steering wheel to steer your life in the direction of your choice. You are given a free will to accept, or reject Him. You should at least thank God for this…  A lot of young people lose focus of their God-given birth rights.  And when this happens, a lot of young people lose focus of their fate, and ignore God’s word. They replace God’s word with: recreational drug use, over use of technology, sexual promiscuity, and joining gangs in order to fill that missing someone in their hearts.

What’s missing? It’s the Spirit of God in them.  Studies show that at the age of twenty-five your brain is fully developed, and by adulthood the heart is fully developed. In most western countries your considered an adult at the age of 18, but the legal age of drinking varies between 18-21. I believe that if you are still doing things like: drinking, smoking, and partying everyday at twenty five, that’s probably what you’ll be doing for a long time. You should really be calling on God’s name to get you out of this lifestyle. No ones perfect, and “all have sin and come short of the glory of God.”  That’s why God wants us to use Him as our life time mentor.

You can avoid  lots of pain, heartache, and bad choices by choosing the path He has assigned for you. If you decide to use God as your guide, and mentor you can’t go wrong. When you walk along with God you gain access to His divine wisdom and protection.  Every young person needs this, a mentor, and someone in their life who will hold them responsible, and accountable for their behaviors. Why not rely on God’s support for this?  You can depend on Him and trust Him to see you through your storms. Besides, the first name a young person usually calls on when they are in trouble is God’s name anyway. He has your back!

Young people are bombarded with way too many life choices, and obstacles to overcome. They can’t afford to walk it alone. Many young people fail at this age because some get tired of attending church services that have nothing tangible to offer them, and some have never made the choice to have a personal relationship with God yet. A young person needs to be reminded that, at this age being in God’s business, is the best business to be involved in. Church ministry’s should welcome young people who have a strong desire for leadership positions who want to recruit for God‘s kingdom.

May young people never give up on God’s word.  May young people who are set ablaze during church gathering never get tired of doing whatever it takes to spread the fame of Jesus — and may your leaders, churches and ministries welcome your passion with open arms.  A young person really can’t afford to omit God out of his or her life with out replacing Him with something else. That would be like having a body that functions without a brain, and  trying to replace it with another person’s brain, or like driving a car without gasoline, and replacing the gas with orange juice instead.

Your body can’t live without a heart, and your spirit can’t live with out God’s word either.  He’s where you get your fuel so that you can continue to steer your life’s engine. Yes, I get it.  A young person can choose to lean towards their own understanding, and some do, but God’s understanding is the highest.

Here’s what I want you to do next, Sharing Is Caring. If you like this article please share it. Thanks You!

Michelle Meadows-Thomas SpiritualSoulfood.com ©2012

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Inside Scoop! Overcoming Relationship Battles…

Relationship battles will be around for as long as the earth is alive. And how to articles about getting rid of unhealthy relationship will always be a hot topic.  Everybody plays the fool at some point, and time, in a relationship, and you, nor I , are no exception to this rule. The million dollar question to ask yourself is this: Where is my fine line drawn between love and hate, once I get out of my unhealthy relationship?

In other words, can I get out of a relationship that isn’t working for me and still love that person? Am I going to feel healthy by treating that person as if they are no longer alive? If I do this, what does that say about my character? How would I feel if someone wrote me out of their life? We all need to listen to our own heart and be in touch with your own feelings when it comes to handling our own intimate relationships.

That’s one reason why God wants you to guard your heart. You have to be critical and guard your heart, not just from the person whose breaking it, but from people on the outside who may be influencing your thoughts.  People love talking crap about relationships, and misery loves company. I’m not saying that you should not seek counseling, or other people’s advice on these issues that are troubling your heart. You just have to make sure whatever you decide it’s what you want to do with your relationship. And you should always exam your reasoning behind your decisions.

If your motives  are to cause harm to someone because they hurt you last week. Then ask yourself how long are you going to allow yourself to feel angry, and to be at war with this person? Is he or she worth losing your life for?  If your motives are to resolve the issue fairly and not cause harm, then proceed on with your battle. God has your back! People never stop to think that when they get into relationship conflicts they can become ongoing miniature battles If left unresolved.

You should always stop to take the time out to exam your motives when your relationship is in conflict.  This is why God, says, ” You can be angry, but sin not.” If your being fair and  know what you want out of this disagreement then you should be able to resolve this conflict.

But, remember there is no longer  I or, ” I want” when you’re in a relationship conflict, there’s teamwork! There are a lot of people suffering in relationships that need good sound advice. If you really want to learn about maintaining your relationship, seek God first with all your heart, and all your strength.  When you allow yourself to let God come in and fight your relationship battle for you, that’s when you see the greatest progress! He says, “vengeance belongs to Him”, and you know that God’s revenge is the best.

Let Him do it, and you sit back and recover. That’s when you will truly start your healing process and begin to untangle your relationship problems. You’ll joyfully let go of your hate for… or, anger you may be feeling.  And the sooner you do this you’ll  be in a better position to forgive, and on your way to establishing healthy relationships.

Reminder: There are no secrets, nor right, or wrong way in escaping an abusive relationship that one person has that you don’t already have. You just have to dig a little deeper inside your own heart and this time listen to it, there you will find all your answers to your relationship problems. God’s word….!  What do you think?

Here’s what I like you to do next If you know someone having relationship problems, share this with them. If you know someone whose not having conflict in their relationship you can still share! Sharing is Caring!

By Michelle Meadows-Thomas Spiritualsoulfood. wordpress.com © 2012