Have You Been Conned?
~Discovering Truth Within A World of Opinions
Do Not Follow Me!
PLANTING SEEDS: (Truth) Truth can only be found in God’s word. People can share their opinion on truth, which I am going to do with you in a moment during my “Coffee Cup Counseling” section but I encourage you to personally start getting into the word and studying scripture. It will open up a brand new perspective and new life for those that take the time to begin or rekindle their relationship with God.
COFFEE CUP COUNSELING: (Angela’s Personal Perspective on Interaction with this Truth)
I love Jesus, I love being led by the Holy Spirit, I’m overwhelmed by the sovereignty of God and I love the Word, I love to study the Word, I love to debate the Word with others, and I love to share the Word. I listen to several different people on TV that I love to be encouraged and stretched by, James McDonald, Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore, Robert Morrison, Joel Osteen, Greg Laurie, Ravi Zacharias. Each one has their own unique twist on Scripture and are here to share the Gospel through their perspective. I don’t agree with them all, all the time, but when I disagree with them, I don’t stop watching them, I simply go to the Word and see what it says.
I love sharing my God Moments with you on social media, but the one thing that always disturbs me is when one of my social media notifications says: “someone is now following you”. First off because I’m a helper, and far from a leader, but the main reason is that I don’t want followers…I don’t want anyone trying to imitate me…I simply want to be a vessel that shares what God has done in her life. I want to fellowship with other believers, that perhaps don’t necessarily always agree with me, but will walk this life out with me through Christ.
The trouble with following people is that we are faulty and flawed. You have a gift friends, and you are called to walk in your gifts. You can’t rely on others gifts to influence the world…not one person has that ability. You might see people on platforms, but you do not see all those that have worked hard to create that platform. Some water, some plant…but God grows. You can lock arms with people for reasons such as influence, encouragement, advice, community, fellowship, relationship, and to help pick you up when your struggling. But that is simply temporary. You could pick apart each and every message I share on here, no matter how much I put into it. Because I am flawed. I only do what I do to find others who want to share in this journey and fellowship with me. I don’t want followers, I want to share in a community of believers.
When you follow God, instead of people you will encounter transformation, truth, salvation, vindication, answers, sanctification, companionship, mentor-ship, correction, discipline, strength, growth, peace, love, joy, patience, goodness, faithfulness and so much more.
The best thing about this perspective change from following people to following Christ is that you no longer allow the opinions of others to control your direction. You individually and corporately succeed in all areas of your life, because your faith in on a Savior and not about your works…so that no one can boast.
SCRIPTURE (Truth) SAYS:
Revelation 22:8-9 New International Version (NIV)
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!”
Let’s get into God’s word, speak truth and set the captives free.
MEDITATION & DISCUSSION:
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Thank you God for your sovereignty, for your Word which is all truth that we can trust. Thank you for Jesus Christ, our only Savior, who came in love as the only sacrifice you would allow to redeem us from our sins and thank you for the Holy Spirit who leads us into all truth and convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement so we can draw nearer to you. In Jesus name. Amen.