ROAD to 31 Devotional - Day 3: "So Done"
Listen to the "So Done" remix - https://m.soundcloud.com/jeannie-ortega-2/so-done-gb-remix
It's amazing to me how quick we are at being so done with people if they hurt us, or a job if it's too hard, or anything that makes us uncomfortable BUT we are not like that with sin, or nominal faith, or with the attacks of the enemy.
When I wrote this song, "So Done" I was talking about being over this guy who didnt know what he had so he took it for granted. In the song I even say - "There will be no second chances". Wow pretty hardcore, huh? Well I wasn't about to be disrespected BUT although I was a tough girl on the outside, I was still being fooled and disrespected by the enemy of my soul. I allowed that devil to mess with my thoughts and self esteem, thinking I had to be a certain way to gain respect and attention. I was entangled in sin under the pretence that I was in control of my life, but in reality I was a puppet.
James 4:6 ESV "But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
It wouldn't be til I got to the end of myself that I realized the way I carried myself wasnt gonna bring me inner peace. The assaults of life were still always coming so I needed to humble myself and look to the only one that could truly help me through. I had finally become So Done with the life I was living and I wanted to break up with sin and self pitty and that victim mentality. I started to really question the motive I had behind everything I did. Most of what I did was to impress others, to gain their approval and yet those were the same people that trampled on my little heart. Enough was enough and I decided to be loyal to the only ONE who has always been loyal to me, GOD!!!
Hebrews 13:5 (AMPC Version) "for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)!"
I finally realized God was the most consistent one in my life from before I even acknowledged Him, He was my refuge, He protected me and most of all He never gave up on me. I've always been a loyal person and now I was going to be loyal to the ONE who is most faithful, my Lord and Savior Jesus who loves me regardless of me.
Romans 5:8 "but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Reflection: Have I turned from sin to my Savior?
If the answer to that is no, the Bible says if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth than you shall be saved. Pray to your loving God, ask Him to forgive you of your sin and to wash you clean (Start New).
Ask Him to be the Lord of your life and surrender it all to Him. He died for you to be free from sin and death, accept His sacrifice and in turn live for Him. Ask His Holy presence to guide you from here on out and help you to share His great love with others.
1 Peter 4:1 "Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin."