Are Your Words/Actions Causing People Into Slavery?..

1 Corinthians 7:23

“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.”

There are a lot of things we do or say (knowingly or unknowingly) as believers that could cause our fellow brothers and sisters to stumble.

I’m sitting here wondering the amount of times I have imposed my “beliefs” on others.
You see, the amazing thing about Christianity is, it is not a religion. Christ did not die so we could be chain-bound by rules and regulations. On the contrary, He came to give us freedom, freedom from sin and our mortal selves. Of course our freedom is not an excuse to indulge in fleshy desires but to be humble in love (Galatians 5:13).

We have been set free by the cross therefore, we should not overwhelm ourselves or others with non-biblical beliefs.

Apostle Paul elaborated this point in 1 Corinthians 7:19. He explained that circumcision or uncircumcision, it means nothing; the most important thing is obeying the commandments of God.

The act of cutting a piece of flesh does not make one holier than another.

Let’s highlight a few practical points, shall we?!

Some christians choose not to eat certain foods as they deem unholy. If that is how you feel, well it’s okay however, you are not to impose this on other believers in hope of making them feel bad or ‘less unholy’; that is putting their mind into slavery which is not the message of the cross. Walk in love at all times (I Corinthians 1

Romans 14:17

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

Simple put, you don’t get brownie points from God for eating or not eating certain foods. Those are just preferences.

Another example is day of worship. Now, I know most people have a lot to say about this so before I go any further I would like to put this across; this post is not to condemn anyone.

So, some believers deem one day more holier to worship than the rest. If this is the case for you, then it’s fine. Again, this should not be imposed on others.

It is better to recognise everyday of your life as a day of worship unto the Lord than just a day of the week.

We must stop imposing our cultures, traditions and preferences on others. It causes a lot of damage in people’s lives ¬†especially new believers and gives false outlook on the kingdom of God.

Whatever message you put out there either by words or actions, make sure they are in line with the word of God. Many have been confused and subsequently left the kingdom because they felt suffocated with non-biblical rules. I know that because I have been there. As mentioned above, Christ came to give us freedom not slavery.

It is all about your faith and obedience.

Colossians 2:8

“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

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‘Nehemiah-Like’ Attitude…

There will always be an attack from the enemy when a believer is set in doing the things of God. Nevertheless, this shouldn’t deter you from accomplishing what God has placed in you.

One thing you must know is, you possess everything required for the task/journey ahead, through Christ.

Colossians 2:9 & 10

“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; (10) and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”

The enemy knows this, hence his continuous attack towards you.

Nehemiah knew the hand of God was on his life. He recognised the task placed on his heart by God; which was to rebuild Jerusalem after its destruction. Like you and I, he encountered adversaries. His enemies made a mockery of him and his team, yet he was not moved (Nehemiah 2:17-20).

What if I told you, you possess the same attitude like Nehemiah? What if I told you their gossip and disbelief in you could be used as a ‘strength-booster’ to get to your destination? What if I told you, you have already won the battle and you need only to believe?

It is very easy to cry and moan over who doesn’t appreciate your calling, gift, work etc, however, this benefits you nothing. Standing up to the enemy through prayer, being focused and disciplined, now that gets the goal achieved.

It is okay if they laugh, let them. You don’t need to explain yourself to every single person. God gave YOU that vision/word not them. So run with it.
In His own time, your work will speak for itself.

Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.