Friday, August 1, 2014
NGSC: Kenita Stubbs
I believe that GOD so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. I believe that JESUS died on the cross for our sins and I believe that I am a child of GOD! I am a born again Christian who is a blessed and highly favored child of GOD. .. SO WHO SAYS IM NOT SAVED??? I know and believe that I am so you may be wondering where I’m going with this……
Recently I was at a family member’s house when I pulled out my bag to put my makeup on. I had heels on and I was leaving with a few of my girlfriends to go to an open mic show. Another family member asked me where I was going. I told her and she wanted to know why. She continued with “I thought you were supposed to be a Christian?” That statement made me so angry at first; especially the SUPPOSED but my response to her was “I am a Christian and yes I am saved”!! If the bible says nothing can separate me from the love of GOD, why does man try to separate us and do so with such criticism and judgment?!?!
People tend to sit back and watch you with the hopes of seeing something ungodly arise in your life. I believe they do this so they can have the pleasure of saying “I knew you weren’t saved” instead of praying for you or with you. There are things in my life that I believe God is NOT pleased with. There are ungodly thoughts in my head from time to time about people who have hurt me, talked about me and betrayed me. This causes constant battles of unforgiveness in my heart. I try to fight off the alts I have with people as well as still hang out from time to time with my lifelong friends. If pushed or when it comes to my kids, I may use choice words. . I still like to have a drink from time to time but does that make me unsaved? Has my father in heaven stopped loving me or does he still love me despite of? Has he stopped granting me favor, mercy and grace? Does he not hear me when I cry out, repent and ask for forgiveness? Does he not honor my plea for deliverance? Does he not look beyond my faults and see my needs?
I’m far from where I need to be in the body of Christ but I have come a long way. There are so many spirits I need to be delivered from, but who says I’m not saved? I have not and will not confess to being a backslider because I AM a child of GOD. I believe and will strive to do his work, his will, turn every trial and testimony into ministry, and continue to give him praise, glory, honor and in all things give thanks! I believe I am who GOD says I am!! He said he would never leave me nor forsake me! I wish people would not focus on the things they feel I don’t do and be proud of the changes I’ve made in my life. So who’s to Say I’m NOT SAVED? I am and proud to be! It’s funny that the ones that say these things turn out to be the main ones asking me to pray for them or their situation. That’s right; they all want the backsliding sinner that’s SUPPOSED to be saved to pray but I do anyway. I’M STILL SAVED! WHO SAY’S IM NOT?