Tag: enemies

Justified by God

There will always be those who accuse you. It’s just how it is in the Kingdom of God. Especially when you are walking in the Way.  Fault-finders, those who are jealous or envious, and those who point the finger and try to disqualify you. Don’t receive it. And don’t disqualify yourself either. God has already qualified you by putting His Spirit within you.  Your anointing is from Him. He is your teacher and comforter. I wrote about that here: Don’t Disqualify Yourself for What God has Qualified You For.

I came across the word ‘vindicate’ in my reading yesterday. I had to look it up, I wasn’t sure what it meant.  And then I searched it out. What great news! God will vindicate me. He will clear my name and protect me, no matter what others say about me. The truth will come out, it always does.  It is hard though when your enemies are laughing over you. Some people love to kick you when you are down. And they want to keep you there too so they can feel extra ‘spiritual’. It’s not you, it’s them. It’s fear and insecurity. They are afraid. Pray for them, love them. But their words do not have to come into your spirit. Let them fall to the ground.

Thank you Lord, that You justify us and deliver us from the enemies. I guess I could look at all those accusers as confirmation that I am in the will of God. He said troubles would come. But He also promised to lead us through it and protect us on the journey. Always gonna be the haters. Love ’em anyway.

VINDICATE:

1. To justify, prove or reinforce an idea
2. To absolve from guilt
3. To lay claim to
4. To clear from accusation
5. To show that someone should not be blamed for a crime, mistake, and to show them as not guilty
6. to show that someone or something that has been criticized or doubted is correct, true, or reasonable.
7. to show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
8. To deliver or avenge

QUOTES ON VINDICATE

Psalm 26 :1
Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity; I have [expectantly] trusted in, leaned on, and relied on the Lord without wavering and I shall not slide.Psalm 35:24
Judge and vindicate me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness (Your rightness and justice); and let [my foes] not rejoice over me!Psalm 43:1
Judge and vindicate me, O God; plead and defend my cause against an ungodly nation. O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

Psalm 54:1
Save me, O God, by Your name; judge and vindicate me by Your mighty strength and power.

Psalm 135:14
For the Lord will judge and vindicate His people, and He will delay His judgments [manifesting His righteousness and mercy] and take into favor His servants [those who meet His terms of separation unto Him].

Psalm 55:16, 22-23

As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord will save me. Cast your burden on the Lord releasing the weight of it and He will sustain you; He will never allow the consistently righteous to be moved made to slip, fall, or fail. But You, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in, lean on, and confidently rely on You.

Here is a great FB post from Chuck Pierce that gave me strength yesterday, and another from Graham Cooke that helped me remember:

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Life Lessons from a Teen Driver

I recently had the pleasure of helping my teen daughter get her final hours of drive time in before she got her drivers license. She took the class and did some drive time with the teacher, but us parents get to help out too, especially with the night driving. Yeah, nothing like handing over the keys right? Anyway, here are my observations from the passenger seat. Got me thinking about the bigger picture and the types of people we all meet on this journey called life.

 

LIFE LESSONS  FROM A TEEN DRIVER

1. The Diversions
Keep your eyes on the road and look forward not back. Don’t pay too much attention to the guys behind you. There will be people who follow too closely, who will tailgate you trying to make you go faster. Ignore them. They are diversions.

2. The Harassers
There will be followers and not all of them are friendly. Some just want to harass you so they follow you around. If the enemy can get you to keep looking in your rear view mirror, you will lose your focus, cross the line, and get pulled over. And you may not make it home. Ignore the harassers.

3. The Time Stealers
Be careful who you allow to sit in the passenger seat. There will be some people who want to just drive them around for no reason. They are the time stealers. They lie, cheat, steal, and come up with all sorts of reasons you need to drive them around. Only there is no fruit. No good comes of it, and you only end up more frustrated. Don’t let just anyone sit beside you – be careful.

4. The Tormenters
Not everyone gets to park in your driveway. These people like to torment others with their presence. The Narcissists, the Jezebels, the Fakers. They barge right into your life and try to take over. They have no compassion and no respect for anyone other than themselves. They are not your friends, even if they brag on about you. They may smile at your face, but there is a knife behind their back. They would love to see you fail.

5. The Gossipers
Beware of who you let in the backseat of your car. Yes, the backseat drivers. They criticize you for everything you do, all while you are trying to drive. They tell you where to go and how to get there. Bossy, condemning, and controlling people like to sit in the backseat. It’s their way or the highway. And they want to drive your car – from the backseat. They don’t want to take responsibility for their lives or happiness, they just want to criticize yours.

6. The Real Friend
They are out there. And they want you to succeed. Let them in. They are the ones who will listen, pray for you, and help you on your journey. They would ride with you anywhere, anytime just to be with you. They like your company and it doesn’t really matter where you go – as long as you are travelling together.