“Bishop Houston’s Weekend Word”
Well, well, well Beloved, it’s the weekend again. I thank God for allowing me to start and participate in another day in the land of the living.
You know, before I truly stepped up to the plate and took Christianity seriously and accepted my calling into the ministry, I was dominated by “MANY” horrible worldly habits. I tried to quit each one using all kinds of methods, but nothing worked. After many years of struggling, failing, and loosing, on all of life’s frontiers, one Saturday morning I woke up around 3 A.M. and cried out (real tears) to the Lord and told Him I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired of the vicious hallucination “I” called life.
Beloved it wasn’t until I got serious with myself, took off the rose color glasses and took the worldly ear plugs out of my ears when change started to happen. Beloved, my change came when there was no one there for me. I felt that everyone had abandoned me, all I had was a Bible that a pastor gave to me many years preceding my wake-up call.
Beloved, up to that point, I will not say I hadn’t learned much of anything about the Word of God. I can’t, and I won’t say that I had never been exposed to the power of God. That would be a flat out lie. Sure, I could have continued to place the blame on others. But I knew within myself, that was only a cop-out provision to continue the wrong I was doing and continue with the World vs. Me attitude. It was me, myself and I, who chose the path of illicit living!!! “I” placed those rose-colored glasses on my eyes and the worldly ear plugs in my ears. In other words, it was “ME, MYSELF, and I” who made the bad choices.
You see, it was “I” who made the conscientious decision to listening to people who disguised themselves as friends, friendly, and family. I trusted them more than I did my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They didn’t have my best interest in their mind, but I couldn’t see nor hear their deception to recognize the lies my enemies were presenting because, I was too busy trying to be received by them. They had hidden agendas in their minds to kill, steal and destroy me after their come up. So, wanting to fit in, “ME, MYSELF, AND I” choose to indulge into a life-style that delivered to me a mirage.
You see, chasing that deceptive, false worldly illusion chased away many people who did love me and had my best interest at heart (mind and emotions). It wasn’t until “I” took off those rose-colored glasses and the worldly ear plugs out of my ears to hear what God had been trying to tell me for many years. The spirit of the Lord said: “Wilburn Jr. You know you’re wrong, take ownership – ‘right now’, so I can begin to cleanup, clear and repair the damage you’ve created through the years.”
Beloved, I had to go before God with a a contrite spirit and take off the ROSE COLORED-GLASSES, remove the WORLDLY EAR PLUGS OUT OF MY EARS, and TAKE FULL OWNERSHIP why my life was in chaos before things started to change positively for me.
Today, I live a life chartered by the Words of God. I still deal with everyday problems, but the difference maker is I have a great influence in my life, a great role model in my life, a great inspirer in my life, and a great motivator in my life, He is Jehovah Jireh, Yahweh-Yireh, El-Shaddai. He is My GREAT PROVIDER!!!
Beloved, as you go into this weekend go into it without your rose colored glasses and your worldly ear plugs so you will be able to recognize and receive what God is trying to deliver to you.
I love you all!!! 😀
Have a blessed weekend Everyone!!! 😀