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Making The Right Dicision In Times Of Trouble by jookco(m): 10:08pm On Jun 25, 2009

How to re-act in the Times of Trouble.

Isaiah 55:8-9
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Job is a good example of how we should re-act in the days of trouble, the book of Job1:6- 22 recorded that Job first worship God in the midst of his trouble and continue thanking God by
saying that LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away, Job realize that God's plan for him is for good, that his ways are higher than our ways, God probably let something happen to you for a reason you might not figure out, the divine Wisdom displayed in the life of job to understand that God is trying to do something beyond his thought or feelings.

You reaction in time of trouble can increase your faith or quench the vibrant Spirit of God in you, if you don't let Satan steal your joy because of life problem and tribulation then you become all time winner, in Verses 22 the Bible said Job did not sin or blame God in the midst of this Calamity that befalls him.

Sometimes problems comes when God is about to do something marvelous in your life, you may miss the opportunity to grab the blessings of God closer to you because of your re-
action in times of problem, your ability to stand firm in the Lord in the days of tribulations will automatically translate your problem to testimony, it happen to Joseph, he was very confident in God while in prison and God translated his problem to testimony by making him a prime minister in Egypt.

The first thing that happens to you when problem comes is fear of what happens next, when business problem comes you fear of how much money you are about to loose, when health problem comes you have a fear of how you might die ,but the bible says fear is not of the lord, 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind, understand that fear is one the tactics Satan uses to subdue you, when problem comes you can simply praise God and pray like Job, the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away, and he will give you again like a did to Job.

If you can realize that he is the God of all flesh and there is nothing too difficult for him to do then you can overcome fear and timidity.

Once this deadly emotion of fear captures a persons heart, breaking its bond is difficult but it can be done, fear attacks us without warning, it want to convince us that we can not do some certain things, like when you want to start a new business a certain spirit just bust from nowhere and give you one reason why you can't succeed in such business, that is fear, but a child of God will remember this verse in Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me, there is alternative for everything, there must be away to make that business succeed, after all people are doing it before you, if others can succeed in that business why cant you?.

Fear can also come through your friends, satan can use anything and anybody against you, I remember a time I want to start a transportation business with one Mitsubishi Bus and I was told the
drivers will not always balance me at months end unless I drive it my self, I forged ahead but because this fear is already in me it happened that my drivers never balance me for three months and I stopped there because of fear of loosing more money, but now I believe so many others who remain steadfast in that business are succeeding, and you must have heard stories of how big transports moguls starts with one vehicle or even as a conductor.

Don't let fear cripple you, don't place your self on a limit, try something out and if it won't work ask God for an alternative.

Resisting Fear from Others.

Fear is a transmitted decease, you can inherit fear from a friend or relative, you can inherit fear from your husband or wife, the worst thing that could happen to a man is death, but Apostle Paul having overcome every type of fear said in Philippians 1:21 to die is gain, don't let anyone inject fear in you, you can make it you can succeed with God maybe your friends or relatives don't have this idea , lean to resist fear from your friends or relatives, some people will be used to limit your ability in doing things, their knowledge and wisdom may be carnal and earthly which does not always produce winning results, the bible is a manufacturers manual, it contains every information and answers to every question of life.
Even when you fail in what you are doing don’t let any body discourage you with fear and their Carnal minded thought , believe every disappointment is a blessing, the disappointment of Joseph was a blessing to him.

Have you ask yourself what gives the current president of the United States the confidence of running for the highest office in the World while he was just a one time U.S junior Senator, because he don't let fear cripple him, the African Americans at first don't believe he can make it, his rival Hillary Clinton don't believe he can make it thus offering him vice presidential post to drop his campaign, but the young man don't let fear cripple him, this is the type of confidence that makes a man, upon all the speculation of him being a Muslim and his association with one time terrorist Bill Ayers and the Rev Jeremiah Wright controversy still he was not shaking, develop this kind of confidence and God be with you at the same time then the sky is your limit.

Listing to advices from others but don't succumb to their fears, let God direct your part, God can talk to you through anybody but try to figure out which advice contains the Wisdom from above.
Remember God when things become too difficult and unbearable, remember God is bigger than your problem.

The enemy uses many things in an effort to distract us and prevent us from reaching our full potential in life, and fear is one of his choice weapon.

What happens when fear overwhelmed you.

The bible said in Hebrew 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him, when you are down with fear that simply means you don't trust God, you don't believe he can do everything for you, and another definition of it is that you becomes faithless, unbelieving is faithless, and when you lost your faith you are not pleasing God, in other way confidence even in time of trouble is Faith, this Chapter of the bible is saying that Faith is simply believing that God is, that he can do anything, believing that you are serving the same God of Moses,Lazarus,Daniel Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego is faith, if you don't have this kind of faith then fear will overwhelm you.

The Right Steps to Overcoming Fear .

If you are going to overcome fear, first you need to confess Jesus as your Lord and personal savior, and start living a spirit filled life, the more you meditate in the Word of God the more you are developing confidence , as you start to experiencing God's influential power in your life your faith in Christ grows to a limit that you are no longer intimidated by fear because God has promise to be with you if you can just meditate in this world day and night, confess Jesus wherever you are, acknowledge his presence in your life in your working place, while you are driving, in your school and wherever you are, he made the same promise to Joshua , Joshua 1:8-9
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

The last verse said be not afraid , be of a sound mind and of good courage, don't let problem of any kind discourage you, be courageous don't stumble because of that mounting ahead of you, don't stumble because of that wicked man or woman in your family, remember you have a living God , the Children of Israel call him God of war Exodus 15:3, he will fight your battles so you need not to be afraid, stand firm like David, turn to the book of Psalm 27:1-3
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

I don't know the kind of battle you are facing today, but be confident God will never let you down or forsake you, trust him with all your hearth he will surely visit you in due time and take you to a higher level.

Thank you for reading, don't miss my next article, write me if you want my articles sent directly to your email, remember There is no constant or secure brighter future accept in Christ.

You can start today by reading your bible day after day, Listing to preachings, (So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God Romans 10:17)

May God bless you for taking your time to read this article.
Pass this massage to ten people and be blessed, while doing it be a doer of this word not just a hearer , ( James 1:22, But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only),
and remember it's part of the work of god to spread this Gospel of truth (Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16).

You can see more of my articles at https://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-286144.0.html

Remain Blessed

Bro John Okoronkwo
Livermore California USA
Email: jookco@gmail.com
Re: Making The Right Dicision In Times Of Trouble by OkraSoup1: 2:39am On Jun 26, 2009
That's encouraging.
I enjoyed reading this.

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