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Journal Entry 47 – Picked on Pinterest
November 2nd (Thursday) 2017
I had this long thing that sayed this certain person was a heretic, but Ifm not going to type that. Ifve realized something though. There I was so angry and stressed by every little thing that I was doing. Stressed that my pen was running out of ink, that the library closed and I had to work elsewhere, that since I cleaned my earplugs they were puffed up and really hard to put into my ears.
If I typed about those things at the time that I experienced those things, I would have gone into numerous pointless details on them, wasting my time by describing everything about them that infuriates me. Thatfs my INFJ rage, where because Ifm sensitive, I can be either the calmest or the angriest (Stressed) person. Why? Well, instead of thinking based on emotions, I think based on my feelings. Biblically, that would be the equivalent of having an unhardened heart. Why is this so bad? Well, itfs a double edged sword, with great power comes great responsibility. Because of my personality that God created me with, I can sometimes start to think with my heart and not my head, to try to use my subjective emotions to determine my objective salvation. I am saved already, yet sometimes I donft feel as if Ifm saved already.
Proverbs 4:23, Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Jeremiah 17:9-10, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
If Ifm going to doubt my faith, I might as well doubt my doubts as well. If Ifm not saved, then what religion is right? Islam, Judaism, cathlocism, buddhism, Hinduism? All of those are work based salvation, thatfs what makes them wrong. None of us are perfect and compared to the perfect standards of God, none of us can work our way to Heaven.
30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
31 For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?
32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
Therefs times with my family that I feel happy, times where I feel sad, resentful, bitter, etc. Do feeling those feelings any less or more of a member of that family? No, because itfs not my feelings that determine that, itfs God. Hefs the one who adopted me into His family, only He can kick me out. Yet, God promises that He wonft kick out whoever He letfs in, so Ifm in His family forever. [And thus Godfs family is the entire world]
John 1:12 - But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:
1 John 3:1-2 - Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Ephesians 2:19-22 - Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Galatians 6:10 - As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Romans 12:5 - So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
The internet is a scary place. Despite the countless of articles on my phone that promoted eternal security and salvation by faith alone, just the 1 site of a person saying otherwise (the person whom I wanted to type crazily about as a heretic before calming down) I get nervous. I cry out to God in my head, begging Him to give me assurance of salvation. Yet, when I think about it, the only reason why I have the motivation to look at this stuff, despite the worry it gives me, is because I want to. That want is not my own want, because it hurts me. That wants is the want of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit doesnft need me to do these things, to go through the stress of discipleship, to stay saved. [All] people will go to Heaven. [Everyone will go to Heaven].
Besides, if I have a special condition that makes me overly worry about things or makes me use my feelings to sort out something, God will be just in judging me. He knows that Ifm an INFJ and created me like this. Because Ifm adopted into His family, I may look nothing like Him, yet the longer I be in the family, the more I will grow with Him.
John 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
I really like that definition one site on my phone bookmarks gives. Doubt is the gap between your current faith and perfect faith. Having doubt does not mean that you arenft saved, or that you were never saved to begin with, itfs just proof that you have the Holy Spirit inside of you and that you are growing to become more Christ-like every day.
2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 - But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
What this all reminds me of is the yoke of God. I so desperately wanted to go home and hug my really soft blanket that I have (which I believe to be a gift from God). At home now, since my emotions have cooled down, I feel saved. It doesnft mean that I wasnft saved when I wasnft feeling saved, just that I was under stress. God, out of His love for me, knew the stress that I was in at school, the constant pressure to survive and my loneliness that He gave me this rest as a pit stop (break stop).
Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 - To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Daniel 2:21 - And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
Galatians 6:9 - And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Having this blanket over my neck reminds me of Jesus Christfs yoke, light. This yoke, while kinda a strain on my neck, is still comforting, cuddly, soft and warm. Why? Because itfs a blanket.
My feelings that I experience now are worth it. At the expense of myself, I live for others, just like Christ who sacrificed Himself for the better of others.
John 10:27-29 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
John 6:37 - All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
John 10:28 - And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand.
Makes me look forward to my future. My faith cannot be dwindled and will not go down. Every day my faith increases and the doubts grow littler and little.
Luke 17:5-6, And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
When we remain in Christ he will give us the anointing that we need. He will never let us down. An anointing for today's stress-filled pressures is just a prayer away. Christians who know they are anointed have an assurance and poise in life. Without a sense of our anointing we are doomed to a life of stress and strain. It makes all the difference if we can expect and joyously receive the Lord's anointing in the constant demands of life.
Ifm not wasting my time typing about insignificant details about school. When I look back unto this for motivation, will I be looking at my school times of great stress for future motivation? Potentially, but only with the word of God, for my salvation is my shield and God keeps me saved. I donft persevere, He does.
Richard Dawkins said that where wefre born determines our religion. Yes, because all religion is work based. This person left Christianity because he was tired of doing works to be saved, note how he doesnft believe in eternal security.