I read in book that one of the issues that many of us face as; Christians; is doubt in ourselves. Robert M. West states:
“Many Christians experience doubts about their own conversion, and through learning those portions of scripture that address this subject, we can have a deepening confidence about our own salvation.” Robert M. West, pg. 21, How to Study the Bible
As we read the word it helps us understand that even as Christians we are not perfect and the Lord knows that. Throughout the bible God gives us examples of mercy and grace. We as flesh beings sin daily some sins we can identify and some are unknown. The bible states that we die daily, a daily death to sin through repentance from a true heart and faith that God will forgive and strengthen us.
Many of us are guilty of falling to something that we have thought we were delivered from, and sometimes on more than one occasion. From this we start to question our own salvation, whether we are truly saved or not. This is a powerful trick of the enemy that he uses to lure us from our intimate relationship with God. We cannot let this trap consume us, God loves us, we our his children. We must pray with a true heart in repentance and ask for the strength and guidance that we will able to stand against those situations.
To those who do not yet know Christ, but want to get to know Him and claim that the reason for not choosing to be saved is, the fear of living up to the expectations of a righteous life. The bible teaches that we all fall short of the glory of God. I want to encourage you not to let that hold you back from a relationship with our Heavenly Father. People are not perfect; we have to war against sin daily. There is a process that has to take place when going through deliverance. Now, true enough God can deliver you from some things instantly but others have a process that we have to go through to truly see how great God is. Please do not let that fear prevent you from making the courageous decision to be saved. I urged you do not keep putting it off until the next time because the next time may not come.
This is also to encourage my fellow siblings in Christ. Do not doubt your salvation, do not let the enemy lure you away from God by attacking you with the spirit of doubt and fear. We all have messed up; and will continue to make mistakes in some form or fashion. Even some of the most significant people in the bible made mistakes: David, a man after God’s own heart, sinned (1 Kings 15:5); Peter denied Jesus (Matthew 26:69-74); Elijah was a man just like us (James 5:17). Through their experiences, we learn that God is forgiving and patient. There was only one person that walked this earth that was perfect and his name was Jesus. Repent to God for your sins both known and unknown; trust God for grace and mercy. Seek God with a true heart for strength, guidance and correction.
- BE ENCOURAGED!!!!!!!!
*Romans 3:23 (KJV) “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
*1 Cor. 15:31 (Amplified Bible) “[I assure you] by the pride which I have in you in [your fellowship and union with] Christ Jesus our Lord, that I die daily [I face death every day and die to self]”
*1 John 1:9 (KJV) “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”