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God weighs the heart






Throughout my life, I’ve noticed that all the things I’ve gone through have been the fallen self, not the self that has risen. When you think it’s done, then you reach another part of yourself that embodied self-righteousness. We tend to believe we are correct, so we act and speak accordingly. Self-righteousness is what that’s called. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but God weighs the heart (Proverbs 21:2). Self-righteousness is not exclusive to religious individuals, but exists in all of humanity.


Self-righteousness fueled Eve’s act of taking the fruit from the forbidden tree. She abandoned true righteousness to embrace self-righteousness. On that day, our ‘free will’ left ‘God’s perfect will’ and gave off the belief we were separated from God. We delved into the ‘decayed will’ of mankind. That’s when our ugliness began.


Humans have continuously fallen short since that moment. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).


In order to return to His perfect ways, we must acknowledge our own self-righteousness.

Check if self-righteousness is clouding your judgment by elevating your life above His life. You can be deceived that you think its Gods life but even my Elect can be deceived. This is the point of deception! Self-righteousness will hinder the emergence of the Lord’s appearing through you. Our Lord is looking for a bride with no spot or blemish.


Self- righteousness is a blemish!

 

A significant number of individuals never fully pursue their passions because they were discouraged or ridiculed by someone they trusted.


If I give you the gift of speaking then speak as though, God is speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Christ Jesus our Lord. (1 Peter 4:11).

It’s never too late to resume carrying that mantle you may have dropped.


The wisdom my earthy father gave me boils down to two principles: never get sick and fight for your beliefs. He worked as a sergeant in the police force. These two things have withstood the challenges of time in my life. I chose not to listen to those who said I was sick, and as a result, I stayed healthy. If someone challenges me by saying I can’t do something, it only pushes me into doing what I want to do, not what they are telling me to do. I am able to discern both wisdom and control in what I hear. I solely pay attention to wisdom, not control.

Although not all my efforts were successful, they guided me towards becoming more like my Father in heaven. All things are permissible, but not all things are beneficial (1 Corinthians 10:23). In my situation, the lessons I learned became the benefits. The school of hard knocks can be a valuable lesson for those who reject guidance from others. When listening to someone, consider their life and ask yourself if you desire what they possess. If the answer is no, then consider that as your answer.


In order to fill our cup with new wine, it is necessary to first empty it of all the past bad decisions. The dirty cup we’ve been carrying contained self-righteousness at its core. You are the vessel or the cup.


 When you reach the bottom of your cup, you have the option to ask, “Lord, fill my cup with new wine”. New wine represents a resurrection, a new beginning. The experience of living a resurrected life is still ahead of me. My time has been spent cleaning out my disgustingly dirty cup.

 

 

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