Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Putting the pieces back together

As a child I can recall when my brother and I would accidentally break one of my mother’s figurines, it would strike immediate fear in us. The fear was two fold a) what she would do to us if she found out and b) how do we put this figurine back together after being broken in so many pieces?

The above scenario is very similar to life, when things become broken in our lives. We take on an immediate fear, that in some cases paralyzes us physically and also solution wise. Secondly our minds amplify the pieces of our situation in terms of making it seem impossible to put things back together.

In today’s teaching it is my intent to renew our minds in this very common area of negative thinking that relates to things being broken that has disable us in the process of moving forward. Things being broken suggest people or things not operating in harmony with their purpose. Purpose being the original intent of someone or something

In the book of Esther, we are told of Queen Esther a Jew, being informed by her uncle Mordecai of a decree that the king was tricked into signing to have all the Jews destroyed. Mordecai further informed her that she needs to make an appeal to the king on the Jews behalf to resolve this matter. In Esther’s mind she began to see and verbally communicate all the negatives concerning the broken pieces that appeared before her, she said, “It is against the law to approach the king without him first summonsing an individual via the stretching forth of his golden scepter which is punishable by death” She further added that she had not been called by the king within the last thirty days.

Esther’s behavior is so typical of when we face situations that appear so grand or unfixable, that it literally sucks the life out of any possible solutions. Our minds become inflated with so much negativity that we leave little to no room to bring about a solution. It becomes convenient to not proceed forward, but just accept thing as presented to us, as if there is no other way out. Well the devil still is a liar, because there is an abundance of ways out awaiting us to act upon them.  

Mordecai had to quickly remind Esther that if she does nothing concerning this matter, she would not escape this pending massacre and that deliverance will arise from else where for the Jews. He then went on to say, “For who knows if you were not called to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Mordecai was making it crystal clear to Esther that apart of her purpose in her earthly kingdom was to exercise spiritual authority, which is the only adhesive in putting the pieces of a broken life back together.

I am saying to you my readers, that the broken areas of your life are indicators from God that you lack spiritual glue. That broken relationship, family, job, finances and the likes is in desperate need of spiritual healing before any permanent coming together can take place. To attempt to put it back together out side of God is to basically place a demand on a repeat action that will continually give the same displeasing results. At best it can only equal a temporal fix. Facts will reveal that after so many temporal fixes discouragement is mandatory.

Maybe you’ve messed up in your Christian walk, you’ve fornicated, committed adultery or whatever. You feel so condemn that you’re not worthy to continue. Here me and here me well! This is absolute non-sense GET OUT OF YOUR SELF ASSIGNED STATE OF DESPIRE AND PROCEED FORWARD. Those that have condemn you are more than likely doing the same thing they’re condemning you for, but have not yet been caught, so they feel the need to appoint themselves as judge jury and prosecutor, HYPOCRITES!

The bible is clear, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness 1 John 1:1. In putting the pieces back together there are five points that are a must and they are:
  • Confession and repentance of all sins
  • A made up and determine mind
  • Divorcing yourself from the negative opinions and suggestions of others
  • Begin building your confidence by reading your bible
  • And finally pray with great expectation, that what you’re praying for will happen

As I mention to you earlier, my brother and I began to brain storm as to how we can put this figurine back together again, remember we also had the option of blaming each other, but what good what that do? Putting the pieces together requires one getting a mental visual of the bigger picture and visualizing everyone in that picture benefiting.

My words of wisdom for you this morning is simply this, rather than saying why is this happening to me? Ask yourself what is my purpose in all of this? Begin to see yourself as a problem solver and you being place in this situation at this particular time to bring about a change that could happen no other way and by no other person. Like Esther shrug off that defeated spirit and walk in confidence with a boldness to subdue rather than being subdued.

Say to yourself and convince yourself I AM A WORLD CHANGER I HAVE BEEN CREATED TO EASE, COMFORT, AND BRING DIVINE ORDER TO THIS SITUATION. For I am not alone in this but God is upholding me by the right hand of his righteousness, this is the day that I have made up my mind to be different, think different, perform different all in an attempt to get a different result!

Heavenly Father I bless you for your word, for your word is the power that holds all things together. Your word declares that you are the true vine your father is the husbandman and we are the branches. It is my prayer that you provoke in us your branches the ability to put the pieces back together in our live and the lives of others, only this time with you being the beginning and the end of the process.  We acknowledge that you were the missing ingredient that was giving us failure as an end result. Please forgive us and demonstrate your glory In and through us in the powerful name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen!

Written by: Kevin L. A Ewing