There are a lot of circumstances in my life that I could have used as an excuse to for some of the things I have done. I could say that because I started using drugs with my father at a young age it caused me to live a life of crime because that is how I was raised. I could say that because my husband beat up on me and left me I had every right to go out and have fun so I could forget the pain that I felt. There are so many things I could say, but I am just going to stop right there.
Many people use the excuse of circumstance. Why? I think because it is easy. I also think that people do not understand what the real issue is. I am not minimizing anyones circumstances, believe me, I can empathize with rough times. I am saying that we don't address our true issues. We find our answers in places like Cosmo magazine, secular counselors, drugs or alcohol, and so many other places. We look to the world.
So what do we turn to in the moment when our husband hits us, we feel lonely, we are craving a high, we lost our job, our kids are rebelling, fill in the blank?! We turn to the instruction that our Father gives us in His word...our Bibles. It is living and active. 2 Timothy 3:16 says-All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work-.
Gods Word is for our instruction. We don't have excuses, we have heart problems...sin issues. Our circumstances are sometimes unfortunate but doesn't God promise to work out everything for our good (Romans 8:28)?! Doesn't God say in His word that He will provide a way out (1 Corinthians 10:13). You can trust in our Father for any answer you will ever need!
The world wants to suck you in and make you its slave, lie to you, tell you that if you just buy this one thing or date this one kind or man or weigh 115 pounds or .............then you will be happy. Our Father who is in heaven and needs absolutley nothing from us, whom we have rebelled against and turned away from, stepped down out of His kingdom and died a horrific death on a cross taking on His own ferocious wrath so that we could be saved.
Christian, brother, sister, the next time that something happens and your circumstances become less than we think we deserve.....stop and remember that God has given you everything you need and He is on the throne!!!
Love you guys,