Good morning…here is a list of useless facts (you may have to click on the image to read it), you could bore the pants off of
someone today should you choose to. Please make sure you’re at home if you choose to do this though….certainly not at Wal-Mart because you’d end up on www.peopleofwalmart.com…WAIT let me warn you, if you haven’t been there, you WILL lose sleep over this!
Did you know Satan’s job is to steal, kill, & destroy? He’s good at his job too. He wants you to feel useless, like you can’t make it. You’re not good enough. You don’t read your Bible enough. You’ve been hurt at church and can NEVER go back. People have done you wrong, don’t go to church. etc. etc. etc….these are all lies that Satan feeds into your being.
DO NOT let him feed your soul…you deserve good things. You don’t go to horrible resteraunts when you go out to eat, do you? You go to places where you like the food but too many times we choose to listen to the bad, the negative, and we stew on it EVERY DAY…it makes NO sense, other than Satan is just good at his job.
My devotion this morning comes from Psalm 119:83, it says:
I’m as useless as a wineskin that smoke has dried up.
But I don’t forget to follow your orders.
What in the world does that mean!? A wineskin in Bible times was used to transport water, wine, or even milk and they were made from animal skins. As long as they were being used, they were great for this job. At times if they were left empty for any length of time, became weathered or got to close to heat and/or smoke they would dry up and become useless. Like a dry rotted tire, they don’t hold air.
That’s what this particular scripture is talking about. Satan wants you to feel useless, but the psalmist is reminding you DO NOT forget God’s statutes. I’m reminded of the scripture, I love this one, Jeremiah 29:11, it says: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Do you know what that REALLY says, it says that you are NOT useless, it says that God has plans for you. It says, Satan, you are a liar. If you are feeling useless to God for ANY reason, it is a lie from the pits of Hell, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done, what you’re going through, what you went through, why you went through it. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been to church in years or even if you’ve been going to church and got your feelings hurt…God loves you and He’s not finished with you…will you let Him use you? Today God wants to be closer to you than ever before and it’s not even a church day…
Hey, be blessed today, you ARE loved! If you need prayer, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are encouraged by this, leave me a message. Have a BLESSED day!