How Do I Get Where I Am Meant, Where God Wants Me, To Be When I Messed Up In The Past?

BalooU

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I work as an optometrist's assistant. Really? I can save more money by not eating the 1 dollar fast food meal and eating healthier? how so?
 
I work as an optometrist's assistant. Really? I can save more money by not eating the 1 dollar fast food meal and eating healthier? how so?
Yeah do you live in the United States? Go to winco and buy quinoa by the bulk. Or rice and bean and beans in bulk… Any fast food is horrible for you. It processed and proven to cause all kinds of diseases. But either way I think you would be good because you're doing it for the Lord, and I know He will bless you.
 

BalooU

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Yeah. I live in the United States. Oh. Didn't realize that fast food can cause lots of diseases. I'll buy rice and beans in bulk. I will also eat very minimally too. maybe half cup of rice and 10 beans for every meal, so I can dedicate my life to the lord to the max. I know I probably won't be very full from eating half cup of rice but it is worth it. I want to help the Lord as much as I can.
 

MichaelH

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I'm actually in poverty due to my dedication to God. I have a full time job and work 30 dollars per hour, and I only use what I need for minimal living and basic survival. I am actually living in a super low cost apartment in a dangerous neighborhood and donating the rest of my money to church. I walk to the places I need to go instead of driving or taking the bus. I eat those one dollar meals from fast food restaurant for most of my meals only to save money. I could have live the good life, buying my own house and my own car, but I want to give God back even if that includes my living conditions.

There is a reaping part. God is not mocked, you must reap what you sow. Just as you have faith to live with less and give, you must also have the same faith for the other part of it......... That is to expect to receive abundantly.

If you do what I do, then you can balance things a bit more. I always ask God before buying anything like a TV or something major, and I always ask God if I am suppose to have something to use that I have not gotten., I also just don't buy things based on the fact I have money to do so.

God wants us richly blessed and since my source is from sowing into the Kingdom, and reaping, then what I make no matter how much or little does not matter.

We want to obey the Word, not in a place where we never give, and not in a place where we never expect to recieve back. It's through the law of seed time and harvest we get blessed.

This is why Jesus told the rich young ruler to sell all you have and give to the poor. If the rich young ruler would have stayed to listen, He would have heard Jesus also say that nobody has given everything for the gospel sake and not recieved 100 fold now in this time.

What we make, no matter how much is not anything close to what God can do when we also expect a return. The increase causes us to do more and more for the Kingdom.
 

BalooU

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There is a reaping part. God is not mocked, you must reap what you sow. Just as you have faith to live with less and give, you must also have the same faith for the other part of it......... That is to expect to receive abundantly.

If you do what I do, then you can balance things a bit more. I always ask God before buying anything like a TV or something major, and I always ask God if I am suppose to have something to use that I have not gotten., I also just don't buy things based on the fact I have money to do so.

God wants us richly blessed and since my source is from sowing into the Kingdom, and reaping, then what I make no matter how much or little does not matter.

We want to obey the Word, not in a place where we never give, and not in a place where we never expect to recieve back. It's through the law of seed time and harvest we get blessed.

This is why Jesus told the rich young ruler to sell all you have and give to the poor. If the rich young ruler would have stayed to listen, He would have heard Jesus also say that nobody has given everything for the gospel sake and not recieved 100 fold now in this time.

What we make, no matter how much is not anything close to what God can do when we also expect a return. The increase causes us to do more and more for the Kingdom.

But the fact that god have given so much to me, wouldn't it make sense I give most of what I own to him even if that is very little to him? My parents have raised me for 20 years by themselves. They probably spent like 50,000 on me. My parents would be much happier if I can give as much as I can to them even if that is little to none to them. Let's say I can make 1000 dollars in a life time, they would be much happier if I give them 950, and use 50 for myself, rather than giving them 400 and using 600 for myself. It shows that I appreciate them a lot. After I die naturally, I am planning to give God my soul as my final gift. I don't like people who choose to not give god most of their paycheck after what god have done for them. That is very messed up. I feel those people who don't give most of their paycheck to church and don't live minimally (no car, basic apartment, no usage of bus, buying only what is needed to minimally maintain yourself), are spoiled and don't want to give god as much as they can.
 

BalooU

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If a friend helps you for weeks and you give your friend an hour worth of help even though you are able to give your friend a week of help, wouldn't you think that friend will be pissed at you. Same thing with God. we should give god as much as we can including us to live minimally as possible.
 

MichaelH

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But the fact that god have given so much to me, wouldn't it make sense I give most of what I own to him even if that is very little to him? My parents have raised me for 20 years by themselves. They probably spent like 50,000 on me. My parents would be much happier if I can give as much as I can to them even if that is little to none to them. Let's say I can make 1000 dollars in a life time, they would be much happier if I give them 950, and use 50 for myself, rather than giving them 400 and using 600 for myself. It shows that I appreciate them a lot. After I die naturally, I am planning to give God my soul as my final gift. I don't like people who choose to not give god most of their paycheck after what god have done for them. That is very messed up. I feel those people who don't give most of their paycheck to church and don't live minimally (no car, basic apartment, no usage of bus, buying only what is needed to minimally maintain yourself), are spoiled and don't want to give god as much as they can.

2Co 9:10
Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

Luk 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Mar 10:30
But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

It is true, Money is a test as Jesus said if your not faithful with unrighteous mammon, who will trust to you the true riches.

However you want to give is between you and God, but if your not seeing these scriptures come to pass, then you need to rethink what your putting your faith into and why your giving again.

Scripture never said anything about giving and doing without. Also just having the source to give with your check from work is not how it's suppose to work. By given, you get your seed multiplied and God presents to you even more ways and sources.

Anyone can give all they have, but if I am doing things for the Lord, and do not see scriptures come to pass in my life, then I go back and rethink things asking God to show me where I missed it.

Mal 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it

If I still have lots of room to receive stuff, then no matter what I am giving, I am doing something out of line somewhere or I am not believing somewhere I should be.

Also................. you were bought and paid for with a price by the blood (cor) Concerning your body, soul and spirit, they already belong to God.


 

BalooU

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How do you even know if you still have lots of room to receive stuff? If you are given 1 million dollars, how would you determine if you still have large enough room to receive stuff. Since God owns my body, soul, and spirit, how do I relinquish the ownership of my body, soul, and spirit so I don't have a soul to call my own?
 

MichaelH

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How do you even know if you still have lots of room to receive stuff? If you are given 1 million dollars, how would you determine if you still have large enough room to receive stuff. Since God owns my body, soul, and spirit, how do I relinquish the ownership of my body, soul, and spirit so I don't have a soul to call my own?

it appears you need to learn more scriptures.

1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

1Co 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

1Th 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Your soul, (Mind, will emotions) needs transformed by the Word. The natural mind is enmity against God, so the Word will fix it right up.

Jas 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

So your mind, (Soul) also belongs to God and we transform it with the Word. You are a steward of your Body, Soul and spirit. So you are in charge of what belongs to God, which you were bought and paid for with a price.

As for to much to receive? We are blessed with faithful Abraham and look what God did for him. He gave Abraham so much that he had no idea what to do with it all and because of the quanity of what he had, some did not what him around so they could have land for their own cattle.

God is a to much God.



 
I have never asked this question before of anyone. Partly because I find it embarrassing and shameful. And it relates to my other post, and is the reason I am struggling to find a job.

I wasn't "saved" until late November of 2012, when I was in school, and the second to last semester was nearing its finish. I had about 2 more weeks of classes before the finals, and then after that just one last semester of graduate school. Before I found God I was a wreck. I was a lazy person who did not try her hardest. I barely tried at all. Life was meaningless and I admit here (for the first time) that i really let everyone down as far as how I was as a worker/student. My family thinks that I was this studious and hard-working, ambitious person but I wasn't. I was depressed and barely did enough to get by. I did the bare minimum, and read the cliffs notes version of the reading assignments (it wasnt actually cliffs notes but it was the equivalent in my field). I am very ashamed of myself. But when I look back on it I think, well if I was saved and a follower of Jesus then, I KNOW I would be a diligent, conscientious student. That's because my final semester I actually got semi-decent grades (not the best - I think part of that has to do with building on what I learned in previous semesters, and since I didn't learn much, my grades the final semester reflected that. My hard, yet joyful work the final semester could only help so much)

I once saw this 700 Club episode in which this guy was a drug addict / homeless guy, and he found God and became saved and applied for this job, and he said he definitely wasn't qualified, but he got it anyway, even though there were other applicants that didn't share his troubled background.

But I just don't understand how employers are going to hire me since my record represents how I was before I was saved. I simply am not qualified, and my record shows that I was a terrible student who got terrible grades. I guess I'm trying to ask - I know that if you try and pray and have faith and all that, you can have anything you want - but what happens when the thing you want will be based on your past efforts, on what you did BEFORE you came to know Christ? These employers all ask for my transcript, and once they see it, I know i'll be out of the running. This is part of why I get so depressed

Does my question even make sense. Please ask for clarification if you don't get the question. I am really wondering about this and have been for some time.
I obviously cannot go back in time and change it, but if i could, i'd have found Christ sooner, much sooner in my life, not just in grad school but before that! but i am happy I finally found him. I clearly needed him to get through grad school and was in SERIOUS danger of failing.
Your rewards in life will be in equal proportion with your ability to serve others.

I dropped out of school in the 7th grade but I have made millions of dollars.

People do business with their friends. If you believe that your ability to serve your client/boss/community is the most valuable asset you have then you will succeed. If you have an education then that enhances your ability to serve if it applies to what you are trying to do.
 

MichaelH

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Your rewards in life will be in equal proportion with your ability to serve others.

I dropped out of school in the 7th grade but I have made millions of dollars.

People do business with their friends. If you believe that your ability to serve your client/boss/community is the most valuable asset you have then you will succeed. If you have an education then that enhances your ability to serve if it applies to what you are trying to do.

How much your willing to serve, and give up, will dictate the level you get into God's will and plan. Mind you, God is not asking you to be broke, far from it, but He is asking that you give up your own life, for the one he had planed. I have seen peoples lives destroyed because they refused to even give up a house they just bought to move where they were suppose to be. I mean literally destroyed.

I know a man who moved to come to our church. His dream was to always own a furniture, cabinet making shop. Something he believed would never happen.

The Lord told him to quite his 100K year Job in Chicago, sell his house and move to this hick town called Branson MO. He obeyed, gave everything.

It was 6 months the Lord had handed him a shop, customers, and he makes more now than he ever did in Chicago.

On small company decided to sow all their lights and material into our church as we were building it. Emptied all their inventory, and it was that same week they got a contract with Walmart which is unheard of.

God is good.
 
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