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Insecurity

 

It drives us to exaggerate our claims, while hiding our failures

It highlights the painful moments, while syphoning off the blessings

It causes us to interpret even the simplest of questions as an attack

It conjures images of inevitable rejection

 

Insecurity

 

It compels us to manipulate in the fear our needs will go unmet

It keeps us wrestling for a seat that already had our name on it

It pushes us to be someone we’re not in the belief that no one could love us as we truly are

It makes us feel as though people are judging us when we’re actually judging ourselves

 

Insecurity

 

It encourages us to wonder who the author was thinking of when he wrote this

 

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If Jesus, a man of perfect faith, who was one with the Father, refused to act without specific guidance from above (John 5:19), how much more should we be reliant on the direction of His in-dwelling Spirit. For those who would point to the Bible as our sole source for divine guidance, consider that Jesus was the Word (John 1:1-14).

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Make no mistake, there is a world of difference between the pursuit of happiness and the pursuit of God. One is rooted in the temporal, while the other is rooted in the eternal.  One is about gaining your life, while the other is about losing it.  One is centered on edifying self, while the other is centered on dying to self.  One is endlessly elusive, while the other comes with the promise that if you seek, you will find.

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Being broken is not the same as being beyond repair.  Hold on to hope, and find a place of healing.

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I am like a child lost at the mall

Though my eyes can be drawn to the bright and shiny things

And my nostrils filled with the smells of sticky treats

And my ears tickled with the festive sounds

My heart yearns to find my Father

And to abide in the warmth of His presence

 

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Exposing the counterfeit is of little value unless we go on to manifest the genuine.

 

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That we are forgiven is a blessed revelation, but it is was never meant to be the final destination. The ultimate goal is genuine transformation.

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