Survival Stinks

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When we face the storms in our lives it can become more and more difficult to trust our own judgements and decisions.   The storm creates a set up to not trust others, including God.  This is a false perception.  Usually when you are in a storm this world has taught and programed us to take care of ourselves to a fault.  The world  system teaches us to be sure to do enough for ourselves so we hold onto enough, to have enough.  Let’s take money for instance.

We are taught to go do something that will hopefully give us enough money to live on.  If it is more than enough to live on, then the tendency is to surround ourselves with stuff of pleasures. We are also taught to hold on to money for a rainy day.  Saving it  for when “lack” will show up in our lives.  The point is; “Why are we looking for lack to show up?  Why do we wait for “not having enough” to come?”  Where did that programming come from?

Then if that isn’t bad enough, when someone else needs help due to being in a temporary storm, this preprogramming can cause us to with hold from extending a helping hand.  This can happen because when someone is in survival mode from a state of unrest and lack of peace and trust, our tendency is to look at them and not know whether to trust all of what they are telling us.  There situation may not be as desperate as they say.  So then we don’t trust enough to extend a helping hand.

This all begins with the thinking that one must take care of themselves, without being able to trust in anyone else’s help.  This becomes survival of the fittest.  The world system has set this false perception up almost to a degree of reward, if you can become fit enough to survive, you have some how achieved a good status.  This should not become the way of living.   It teaches us that there is only so much to go around in this world and you better grab and keep as much of it as you can.

Yet, there are no limits of resources in God.  No limit of possibilities and potential with only one requirement from us toward Him.  Only Believe! I John 5:5 says; “Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”  Psalm 32:10 says; “Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.”  Jeremiah 17:7 says; ““But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.”

So next time someone is in need that you know, ask the Lord what you should give them.  If we all reached out to one another this world would be a much better place to co-exist in.  There are always those who will want to rip you off, but what about those who are truly in need and could use you to be uplifted and encouraged by your help.  It becomes a measure of blessing that is given back to you, when you reach out to another in need.

Luke 6:38; “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  You increase in the measure of ideas, talents, wealth and riches, of which you could have never been given, had you not measured something out of you toward another.   Find someone somewhere to be a blessing to today.

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