PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE

PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE! Go away. I’m afraid of you. I don’t want you messing with my life. Stop bothering me. I like things the way they are. It all sounds like too much work. This is just the way I am. This has always worked for me. I want to do it MY way. JUST GO AWAY!

“When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; AND THEY WERE AFRAID.” … “Then the people began to PLEAD WITH JESUS to LEAVE THEIR REGION.” Mark 5:15,17

This breaks my heart. Here with them, was the Lord and Master of all, the lover and healer of their souls, the deliverer from sin and guilt, the giver and source of eternal life. And they were afraid and pleaded with him to leave.

And so are the multitudes today. They are AFRAID and reject the one who loves them. Only a few will hear deep in their hearts and respond to Jesus for healing and salvation by repentance and faith. They don’t want their lives messed with. And Jesus does that, you know. If you really come to him, if you really incline your heart to him, if you sincerely set your feet on the path of following him, your life will never be the same.

How you see life will be different. Your priorities will change. How you see and view people will not be the same. Your relationships will be altered. You will come into spiritual warfare and experience new difficulties; but you will begin learning the way of joy, peace, love, hope and faith, that transforms all things. You will learn that death to yourself is the way of life and abundance in Christ. You will be filled with new life and purpose. You will know your Heavenly Father who loves you no matter what. Your Father, who is not with you to condemn you when you fall and fail, but will lift you up and set you on the path anew. Your Father who is constantly WITH YOU and working in you by grace, both through strengthening comfort and wise discipline to form you into the person you were created to be; transforming you into the likeness of Christ.

FEAR? Let your fear be that of missing Jesus and being left as you are, spiraling downward and away from God and his kingdom and family forever.

Instead, come to Jesus. Trust him! Bring all your need and all of yourself to him, even your fear and lack of faith. Just be honest with him and he will meet you where you are and go WITH YOU through life, together.

   pilgrim 41144

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  1. I love this so much that I’m posting it to my facebook page. Just powerful beyond what you realize!


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