Since answering my calling, I've almost lost it all. Am I the only one? How do I get through this? Please Help.

I finally decide to remove self, and let GOD direct my path in life. No sooner than I had expected, I lost my home, losing my car, and I just can't seem to work enough to keep the bills paid. I pray about it everyday, so don't get me wrong, I am not questioning GOD'S method. I am simply wondering if there is anyone else out there has dealt with something similar. If so, how in fact did you get through. I am sure most answers are going to be prayer. But that is expected. What happened before you got yourself together and prayed over your life. I am not looking for a way out, only for some comfort while traveling along this bumpy road. All reply post are appreciated and taking in good spirits. Please feel free to post your feeling and concerns as well. Hopefully this discussion will be a blessing to someone out there who may bo going through the same thing. Thanks in advance for taking time to read and reply. May GOD bless each and every one of you.

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When we get to the place in God and decide to obey him with our whole heart, it opens up the door for attack. But that is okay, for David said it so wonderfully in the word that it was good that he might have been afflicted that he may learn the statues of the Lord. We must know that the present sufferings of this world can not be compared to the Glory that is about to be revealed. Son, you are about to experience the glory of God in your life like never before. Let the devil know, that no matter what you go through and what you loose in this natural life that you are going to stand on the promises of God and speak and keep gong for him and he will reward you openingly as you seek him. God Bless and I will be praying for you.

Prophetess LaChaun
All you need Pastor is God. I have been through this sort of an experience, and all i can tell you is that nothing lasts forever, you are going through it for a season. It is tough , but allow yourself to go through it. So long as God is with you in the Storm , He is Lord over the Storm, then there is no need to worry. Be encouraged my brother, i noticed anyone who goes thru such an experience, is being lifted up to another glory and a greater height in the Lord, God wants to detach you from certain "things", habits, etc. there is a character being formed in you and believe you me once you are through it , you will be glad you went through this wilderness, you will be a totally different man , who wholly depends on God even for very small things, that is what he wants.
Once he is through with what he is doing in your life, He will bless you even more than you had before. Avoid murmuring and complaining and Sit still, listen to his voice and instructions, because as all this is happening he is speaking to you.

Be encouraged and Be strong in the Lord.
I have been down to nothing lost everything; the ministry that God has for you is great but you will not have the Glory and annointing of God without paying a price. the only way out is through. You have to go through cry scream get mad get discouraged and then be encouraged because God will bring you through and once you come through you will testify that Nobody but God could have brought you through.....its a difficult place but well worth it on the otherside.
I lost my home, car, deep red in debt about 9 years ago but I realized that it was my own fault. I told the Lord that he was to direct my life. Warning always comes before destruction.....The Holy Ghost was sent to forewarn us of things which are to come Jesus said.....I didn't heed the warning and prepare for the change that God was telling me would take place. By His grace and mercy, He still looked out for me. He provided for me while I was in a shelter. I remember the first job I got working 1 hour for $8.....I was so excited I had 80 cents for my tithe. I kept on thanking God for my situation. Sure, I had some days when my flesh wanted to complain til kingdom comes, but I was able to hold on. Times came when I did go off, but somehow, the Holy Ghost allowed me to blow off my steam and still came to comfort me & reminded me to just give God thanks. Then I started praying for folks and their situations. There are other people whose situations are far worse than yours, really worse than yours. And as I gave what I had, not any silver or gold, but a kind word, an encouraging word, a prayer, joyously cleaning my church building without expecting recogintion or reward, being faithful in the little things, always remembering tithe even though I was way deep in all kinds of debt, God did just what He said He would in His word. He rebuked the devourers - the debt collectors; He opened doors where folks hired me based on experience & no education or vice versa, no experience & very little education for that job. He saved me from myself by reminding me that all this was not and is not about me. Isaiah 43 said that He blotted out our sins for His name sake, not for mine. So, I found that if I humble myself & remain humble, that He'll exalt me. Ps 23 says Yes, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for God is with me, His rod and His staff will comfort me...." You'll make it and what you're going thru now is the experience necessary for what he's preparing you for. You may not know what exactly that is, but trust Him who does. Thank God for all your experiences. Thank God for your losses because it can only mean that your latter will be greater. Remember Job, lost every thing he possessed and in the end look what he got! A testimony, some bling and then some!!!!
Be Blessed
My brother in Christ
Sometimes losing means gaining. It is not important as to what you have lost, however it is important for you to understand what you have left over. When God allows us to be stripped he simply is taking all off that we don't need. Sometimes the stripping is a route to spiritual cleansing. I too have lost and have given up everything. Deny oneself Is the hardest and most resistant thing we as Saints of God want to do. We as believers just have to continue to trust God. You asked was there anyone else that went through this situation? I like to bring back to your remembrance brother Job. You do remember him don't you. It was he that God allow the devil to go after, Yet God knew in his infinite wisdom that Job would not turn his back on Him nor curse Him.

You have to look at this experience as a testimony not for you but for somebody else. God allows us to go through things like this so that He will get all the glory out of our lives. When things like this happens to me, I no longer ask why? or what is going on? I simply just say Yes! Sometimes we go through different circumstance just for GOD to get the Yes our of us.

So Yes my borther! Some of us have gone through the very thing that you are going through. But in the weakest times of our lives, by telling the Lord Yes continuously will make that situation seem small. Remember whatever you are willing to let go, God is well able to return it back unto you. All you have to do is remember the principle of the matter. Give. Give and it shall be given unto you. Sometimes we say "Well i don't have any money to give" Well give God your time, Your energy, Your mind, You heart, Give Him even your thoughts. Remember God thoughts of us are not evil but they are of good.

I will be praying for you my brother. Be encourage, no matter what you are going through, God will make it alright.

God bless
Amen My sister, I agree with you. when we magnify the Lord in the midst of a Storm, the storm seems smaller. infact i realised that " when i am weak, then I am strong!"
I totally understand where you are coming from and prayer is what everyone told me too. But before I could get myself up and do that I had to realize on my own that God is purifying me and when I come out I will be like pure Gold. At the time when I accepted my call I had three children and had no help from the father. As soon as I accepted my purpose it was like Chaos came in like flood, bills, everything going wrong at home, work, kids at school, nothing went right. I had to stop in the midst of it all and cry out to God and when I did he reminded me he wasn't through with me, So I pulled up my boot straps and began to praise Him, and as soon as I began to praise Him through the storm, things started to change. The bible says we are to praise Him at all times and His praise shall CONTINUALLY be in my mouth. SO EVEN when you don't understand praise HIM anyhow and watch Him move on your behalf see I believe that praise provokes God to move for you and it also makes the devil flee. Remember the book of Job. That is one of my favorite books in the bible, even though he lost everything he continued to praise the Lord. See this book reminds me there is always someone worse off, I know it doesn't seem like it, but there is. Someone didn't wake up today! but you did. Thank you Jesus! I hope this helped Stay blessed my brother you are in my prayers.
May our God bless you and continue to keep you through this your making. God has stripped me down at a point in my walk with Him. Through this move of God He MADE ME IN THE MATTER. I HONESTLY HAD TO YIELD AND SIT STILL THAT IS WHEN I learned how to pray and fast fully not for things but seeking Him. Seeking the Father how to please Him how to serve Him. When I said YES there were things required of me I had NO IDEA even now as He elevates you this is your Job experience WHAT AN HONOR TO KNOW YOU BECAUSE GOD TRUST YOU ENOUGH TO TEST YOU THIS WAY. THE WORD OF GOD SAID JOB WAS RESTORED MUCH MORE THAN HE HAD TAKEN. ISIAH 61:7 YOU SHALL HAVE TWOFOLD FOR YOUR RECOMPENSE. God loves you. Now when He starts to bless back into your life beyond measure. DEDICATE IT ALL BACK TO HIM. VERY SIMPLY SAYING GOD THIS IS YOUR HOME YOUR CAR YOUR RELATIONSHIP I LIFT THESE THINGS UP TO YOU I THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO EXPERIENCE YOUR LOVE IN THIS FASHION AND I WILL HONOR YOU IN ALL THINGS I DO AND SPEAK, GOD I WILL BE A GOOD STEWART OF ALL YOU HAVE GIVEN CHARGE TO MY HAND FROM YOUR HAND GOD I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU AMEN. PRAISE HIM AND WORSHIP HIM IN ALL YOU DO NOW. ITS ALMOST OVER THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. REMEMBER WHAT BELONGS TO GOD INCLUDING YOU NO ONE AND NOTHING CAN REMOVE IT FROM HIS HAND.

Be encouraged in the Lord
Since December 26, 2008, at approximately 6:35 am, I have been richly blessed by this particular discussion. First it gave an alternate avenue of expressing my feelings to the world without opening my mouth. Then, it stretched as far as the land reaching people in places I never thought that it would. People from all walks of life, different cities and states. And most of all, it brought together on one accord just a small portion of those whom the LORD has called to ministry. I am greatly appreciative to those who took time out of thier schedules to respond and to pray for my situation and the situations of others who shared thier stories. I hope that this discussion has blessed you as much as it has blessed. May GOD continue to bless each and every one of you.

-Kelton
Read the entire book of Job it will help to answer your question.....
Luk 9:22 "The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up".

If you walk with Him, if you walk with Christ, the SUFFERING Christ we all will suffer. We must remember that in sharing the Gospel with the power of God we will suffer as our Lord suffered. It is through the suffering of our bodies that Christ is glorified. It is only through the suffering of God's son that those disciples who saw his suffering that the world will see the supreme glory of Christ-- is only when we break free of the Disney world of American comfort and the deception of the prosperity gospel of health, wealth and happiness will we begin to see the true Kingdom of God manifest itself in the nations of the gentiles.

Rom 8:17 "and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him"


How did over 1.4 billion people in the world become believers of Christ Jesus? I'll tell you how, through the 12 Apostles who SUFFERED. That's how. In no way EVER has the Gospel of Christ been delivered powerfully in any way that has pierced the hearts of those who wait in darkness and are found to be hopeless in receiving the Good News of the free gift of salvation through prosperity. If so, they won't worship the Christ, they will worship prosperity. Having a mansion and a bmw is not what brings sinners with a contrite and brokenheart to the throne of grace, but is only through the suffering that is found in us who are called to not only deny self, but to pick up our cross (sign of suffering) and follow Him, a SUFFERING Christ.

Isa 53:5 "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed".

Notice in that powerful verse in which Jesus was wounded and bruised and the chastisement of our PEACE was upon Him to SUFFER for us, to be made into a sinner for us, to be made into a spectacle, to be shamed for all to see His nakedness on that cross and to suffer greatly, as He loved us more than we could ever know to demonstrate his loving kindness by sacrificing Himself, through His suffering so that we might know Him to spend eternity with Him. That is the price He paid for us as the suffering Christ. We serve a man who was condemned to death row, a convicted man that this world despised. How can we as the sons of God expect anything else? How can we not rejoice as Paul joyfully accepted his role to suffer and to rejoice over the afflictions of the righteous. Suffering is a gift. A reward for partaking in the sufferings of our Christ. Why do we constantly try to get out of suffering, which brings many who see and are witnesses of our suffering to be also included in eternity through our sacrificial bodies that suffer! Remember one of the gifts of the spirit is longsuffering.

Php 1:29 "because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer in his behalf:"

Will you join in the Son in displaying the greatness in the glory of His grace, supremely in the suffering of His Son? Because there is no other way the world is going to see the glory of Christ until we start living the lifestyle of missionary sacrifice that looks to the world that the treasure in heaven and not of the earth, its the only way. Of course I'll have a Jesus that gives us a car, I'll have the Jesus if the "Pay off is right".. WRONG! You are not going to win the lost unless through the suffering Christ!

Isn't it the "good life", isn't Christianity the "good life"??? Even if its a delusion, so what its the "good life"...WRONG!

Oh, how wrong have we got it in America. Its really hard to be a Christian in America.

I make so many choices to magnify Jesus in hard places, it hurts me everyday, I would not choose this if it weren't true!

Christ died for millions of people all over the world, their debt has been paid, but they do not know it. They can't taste it, they can't feel it, they can't sing that song, "I thank you for the cross"!! There is something missing in the suffering, its not showing up. Its not showing up in 639 people groups in the world of the unevangelized. The presentation of the suffering is not there. There never had been a breakthrough into an unreached people and place without suffering. Mark it down, if your a missionary trust me, you will Suffer. Yes, you will suffer in your marriage, in your health, in your finances, in this world you will suffer if you follow Christ. Don't think it strange when it comes, He paid the price of our salvation, we join Him in that suffering to display the nature of it, how are they going to see how satisfying He is in us, if we look like its the benz that is really satisfying?

2Ti 3:12 "Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."

Brethren, its the only way that those who are dead in their sins will see Jesus the Suffering Christ in us when we suffer with and through Him, to bring those who labor and heavy laden with sin, to bring them rest in the Living Christ.

God only had one son and He made that son a missionary, and although He was rich, He became poor so that we can become rich.

Now I ask is the slave greater than the master?

May God bless us all

In His Grip

Scott
I am a young mother of one who graduated college took the world by storm and it's over whelming at times, who finally found a job takes care of daughter and mother, sister sometimes and two nephews when needed, sister's sick, mom's sick with multiple things from manier's diease and three other things with her brain like alsheismers, and bipolar which has episoides daily, brother that doesn't help and has just got out of a bad relationship with a so called preacher which was suppose to be one of my support systems. Don't make much, On a daily bases i think i'm going crazy and either want to talk to a paster which i'm against now or speak to a psychiatrist so trust i do understand, i'm still debating. How i get by is to stay prayed up and pray much. Stay encouraged, "I trust in the lord with all my heart and i lean not onto my own understanding, in all my ways i acknowledge him cause i know that he will direct my paths." This i say daily when ever i think of it and i get on my face and thank him in advance, because often times we forget that we only have to ask once and he hears us but once you praise and thank in advance then this is where you blessings are going to flow. I get down on my face and pray and worship because no matter what it;s gone come on his time but also ask for a speedily delivery. Before all of this me my mom and daughter lost our home and noone would help us or offer to stay with them. We are renting now but remember everything is a process. I will keep you in my prayers because things can only get better from here. Don't loose what you know and how blessed you've been and are. You may get ten times better....

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