[My God, I want to do what you want]
Since I came across the Joshua Micah song: “Who Says,” it’s been running through my head. “Who says you’ll never feel alone in the crowd?” We know who says it–he’s the same liar who tells you that you’re different and you don’t fit in. He’s the same liar that makes you believe that being different is a bad thing. He tells you that you are good for nothing and that nobody will like you, notice you, or even cares. They are all lies.
Guess what? You are good for something; you even have a purpose. People will like you, in fact they’ll love you! You have something unique that only you can offer. You have gifts that God has given you to use. He’ll show you what they are and He’ll give you more if you ask. You are qualified for the job because He has given you all that you need. He will give you exceedingly abundantly more than you were ever expecting.
You’ll be noticed alright. That’s why the devil lies to you. Because God is calling you out and the devil is saying, “oh no you don’t, you’re staying right here under my thumb. I can’t have you finding out the truth.” Guess what? People do care. People like myself, whose life mission it is to tell you that you’re more than okay– you’re loved, and even highly favored. You have a Father in Heaven who loves you. As well, you have a brother and a friend in Jesus. If that wasn’t enough, you have and a whole family of believers who can’t wait to welcome you into the family. You’re not alone. You’ve just been fed lies.
There will always be those people that tear others down, but that’s not where you belong and you don’t have to listen to them either. You can listen to what God has to say. If the devil has convinced you that religion is just a bunch of nonsense, he’s wrong. The Bible tells us this:
“Religion that God accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (James 1:27)
God loves the orphan. If you don’t have a parent (or parents) He’s telling You that He’s there for you, and that He’s always been there for you. You’re not alone. He doesn’t want us to be polluted by the world because the world has been corrupted by that dirty devils lies. Those lies serve to drowned out God’s loving voice. They also serve to keep people trapped and isolated in their hurt and their anger.
There’s freedom though—there’s freedom in God’s arms and in God’s family. I know that this is a fact because I’m walkin’ on sunshine and it does feel good. (Yeah, now I have that song running through my head.) It’s true. I’m never happier than when God speaks because those lies lose their grip on me and I come more and more out of my shell. I’m ready for this–ready for what it is God has for me to do in 2018 because I know that it’s going to be good.
God takes care of the weak (the ones who are alone, and the ones who are hurting) This is the only religion that He sees as pure and faultless. So, if you hate religion because you’ve been hurt by it, then chances are that person, (or those people) weren’t listening to God. They had it all wrong and believed lies as well.
If you’re ready to say, “uh huh” to what God has to offer you– whether you’re a Christian who has run away from Him, or you’ve never met Him yet–He’s waiting for you with open and loving arms. You have family and friends that care. You just haven’t met them yet or allowed yourself to let them get too close to you.
If you have embraced God and you don’t want to listen to all of the lies, then keep turning your back to the wind (to the past as well) and enjoy the scenery as you trek through 2018. God has good plans for you. Let’s say, “Uh huh” to God.
“My God, I want to do what you want. Your teachings are in my heart.” –Psalm 40:8 (NCV)