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Let God meet all your needs - Matthew 6:8

Divine Note #26 – June 29, 2009
Let God meet all your needs

Therefore, don’t be like them. For your father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. Matthew 6:8

It was hard to ignore a very popular entertainer’s very sad death this week. I followed the news mostly through social media and then I turned the TV on late in the evening and was touched with comments made by a popular author. He talked about how the entertainer dealt unsuccessfully with unmet needs as a result of sad things that happened in his life.

It was eye-opening for me because God has been talking to my heart about how to deal with unmet needs through Dr. Charles Stanley’s sermons all week. In previous notes, I’ve discussed how we deny issues, so we try to avoid the consequences by riding the merry-go-round of strongholds until we hit the bottom. As in the parable of the lost son, many times our deep level of misery is of our own making (Luke 15:13).

God has placed in all of us have a need to belong, to feel a sense of worthiness and a need to feel a sense of competence. If you haven’t allowed God to control 100 percent of your life, you will live an unfulfilled life. It’s easy to deny that we have any issues.

The issues
We enter into relationships with people because we want to belong. But those people may not be beneficial for us. Or there’s nothing worse than being around people and still feeling isolated. On the other side of the coin are people who prefer to remain isolated because they can’t deal with relationships.

Then there’s the person who bases their worthiness on a job title, financial status or because they consider themselves “a good person.” Feelings of unworthiness can also be as a result of a lack of self esteem due to sin, guilt, performance or you fill in the blank. If you don’t deal with it, you live with it.

What about folks who are outwardly successful but harbor that feeling of not being competent? Maybe they were told by a parent that they were not going to amount to anything, so they constantly hear those tapes in their minds. They live below their potential. How many of us live below our potential? I did - until I made the decision to trust God with my life!

Your call to action!
I sound like a broken record, but Christian or not, you need to deal with these issues otherwise you will pay the consequences – sooner or later. Until you develop that closeness with God by deciding that you want a full relationship with Him, you cannot have the abundant life that He promises.

When He’s your father and your best friend, you feel that sense of belonging – nothing compares! My sense of worthiness and competence are the results of His validation of my life and the power He gives me to do the job I was created to do. You have to make a conscious decision to give up those things that don’t work for you, so you can be effective in your life.

Accepting the gift of salvation is only the first step in your journey of a lifetime! Be honest about your needs and ask Him to take control! Don’t get in the way of your blessings! Philippians 4:19 - And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Be generous about blessing others in your daily life! Enjoy giving out Big God Hugs this week!


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