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Facts of the Matter

A weekly letter of encouragement and challenge to business and professional men and women
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Dear Colleagues,

ARE YOU LIVING AS A SPIRITUAL PAUPER, OR AS A CHILD OF THE KING? +

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We live in a society with a victim mentality: My mother was an alcoholic. I couldnt qualify for scholarships to get through college.  I came from a poor family. The Government failed me.  Reminiscent, is it not of comedian Flip Wilsons, The devil made me do it mentality.  In other words, its not my fault or responsibility for the way I am. Yes, you are responsible because you have a choice as to whether you will live as a spiritual pauper, or as a child of the King:

WE SAY:    GOD SAYS:       

Its impossible.    "What is impossible with men is possible with God." (Lk. 18:27) (See Gen 18:14)

Im too tired.  "Come to meand I will give you rest. (Matt. 11:28-30) (See Jer. 6:16; Heb. 4:1)

Nobody really loves me.    "God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son… (Jn. 3:16)

I cant go on.    My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."  (2 Cor.

     12:9) (See Exo. 4:10-15; Josh. 1:9; Isa. 43:2; Jer. 1:6-9; I Cor. 10:13; Heb. 4:16 

 I cant figure things out.    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.  (Pro. 3:5, 6)

I cant do it.    I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Phil. 4:13)

Im not able.    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in   every good work. (2 Cor. 9:8)

Its not worth it.    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.   (Rom. 8:28) (See 1 Pet. 1:7,8)

I cant forgive.    If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But  with you there is forgiveness (Psa. 130:3, 4) (See Matt.   6:14, 15; 18:23-35; Jms.. 2:13; Eph. 4:32)

I cant manage.    My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19) (See Psa. 23; 84:11; Isa. 40:31; 2   Cor. 4:7-10; 9:8; 1 Thes. 5:24)

Im afraid.    For God has not given us a spirit of  fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  (2 Tim. 1:7 NKJ) (See Lk. 1:74, 75;   Act. 20:24; Rom. 8:15; 1 Jn. 4:18)

Im always worried and    Cast all your anxiety  on him because  he cares  for you.  (I Pet. 5:7) (See I Sam.

frustrated   

Im not smart enough.    You are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God  (1 Cor. 1:30) (See 1 Chron. 22:1, 2; Pro. 2:3-6; 8:5; Jms.1:5)

I feel all alone.   Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.  (Heb. 13:5) (See Dt. 31:6-8)

 

IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVED US.  Rom. 8:37)

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