Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.”
“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
What is your shame?
Who do you blame?
Where is the source of your pain?
Is there really any gain?
is your loss.
It’s your pain,
That brings someone’s gain.
What have you had to give up?
What has been your ‘cup’?
It’s surely not a game or a toy,
But as you endure you will see the joy!
Maybe your joy is making the Father happy?
Or it could be in making others lives not so crappy!
What ever it is, that’s the purpose in your pain.
That’s the thing that brings forth gain.
In that cross His true power is released,
In that the Father is greatly pleased.
That’s the greatest power from above.
It’s true unselfish, undying LOVE!
As I have walked with the Lord, there have been so many times He has asked me to give up things. Many times I’ve chosen to walk away from relationships. Every time I have done so, I’ve experienced something amazing.
I have seen God move through me to touch others lives.
I’ve seen the thing I thought would kill me, bring others life. I am fully persuaded those things were my cross and through them I and others have experienced the resurrection power of God!
Make peace with your past.
Forgive those who have hurt you.
Forgive yourself for hurting you and others.
You’ve got to stop rejecting yourself so you can move forward!
So, what is your cross?
Are you carrying it?
Ask Holy Spirit to help you to carry your cross like a boss.