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COLLEGE OF THE OPEN BIBLE
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Under Pressure? Why... It happens, Christians will make and follow through with decisions that leave them vulnerable to worldly influences. It is during these times that God will apply pressure with the intent of bringing about repentance and a renewed confidence and contentment with His perfect will.
The only advantage a Christian can employ under pressure and overcome is an unveiled openness before God. The opposite of this is a self-willed, miss-guided heart that ultimately results in a sense of futility in all that we do and become. We impoverish and weaken ourselves all because we will not trust and obey God with ALL our heart. It is for this reason that God applies pressure in our lives. Unless we experience the pressure of facing every deception about ourselves we will claw to the depths of our hearts before we give the Holy Spirit our consideration.
Under Pressure By God? What to do?.
When a Believer leans to their own understanding... they are certain to suffer disillusionment. When we really see ourselves as the Lord sees us, it is not the terribly offensive sins of the flesh which shock us, but the awful nature of the pride of our own hearts opposing Jesus Christ.
When you are faced with the question of whether or not to open, and surrender your heart; then make a determination to go through whatever pressure God has permitted... surrendering all that you have and all that you are to Him. You will take great pleasure in knowing that you are not your alone. Amen.
Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger