Thursday, January 14, 2016

Feeling Helpless

Many people walk very lonely lives and they walk in a spirit of helplessness.  It is not because there is no help, but because they fail to look beyond themselves.  For the Christian, this should never have to be the case.  Too often, believers are guilty of trying to squeeze God into their lives versus making God the center of their lives.  What allows a person to drift into a helpless mode?  The answer is multi-faceted; however it stems from failing to keep God the center of each and every day of their lives.  When Christians fail to sit in His presence and listen to God's voice, then they begin to listen to other voices and even lies from the enemy. 

Strength is gained in God's presence and by spending time in His Word.  Talking one-on-one with God will transform a Christian's perspective about everything in life.  It no longer remains a matter of how can I conquer the matters in my own life, but how God works through me to accomplish the things that honor His name.  Jesus is very clear that when we remain in Him, we can accomplish many things.  He says in John 15:5, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." 

Satan has always encouraged believers to question God's sufficiency and His Words.  When we do this it ALWAYS brings spiritual defeat, which will lead to a feeling of helplessness and even depression.  It is amazing how our spiritual state affects so many other areas of our lives.  If we have not been in fellowship with Christ then it should be no surprise why we are feeling helpless and abandoned.  It is not because He has left us but because we have left Him and failed to keep him as the focus of each and every day.  God cannot be an "add-on" to our lives--He must be the CENTER of our lives.

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