By; Nedge Josma
For years, I lived in disillusionment, falsely believing in my own strength. I was fighting a demon that time after time proved to be much stronger than me. Depression was suffocating my life, squeezing every bit of hope I ever had in salvation. I was tired and had drawn the white flag…”This was my life, who I was.. And I was to get used to it..” Or so I thought. The AMAZING thing about God is that his power is SO much stronger than ours and thankfully WAY more powerful than the Enemy’s! It’s really not easy being this transparent but I trust in God’s will that this message was for someone. #JesusSaves #IamRedeemed #MyTestimony #RevivalStartswithMe #OnMission
We’re all in this together and we NEVER know what someone maybe going through. Don’t be afraid to be real and transparent. We all got issues! Words can’t express how proud I am of this girl for letting go and using her story to inspire others. <3
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Being a “woman” is not an excuse to be led by your emotions…
God had to bring me through some things in order to teach me this VERY important lesson and that is “As a daughter of God, you are called to be led by His spirit and not how you FEEL. Being a woman is NOT an excuse to be overly emotional.
God has definitely changed me over the past few years. I used to be an EMOTIONAL WRECK and use to take things so personally. I would let the smallest most insignificant things flip my world upside down. I remember being the girl who would cry her eyes out just because a guy that I liked didn’t call me back… Looking back, I laugh and would totally say to the old me, “GIRL BYE!” Now please don’t get me wrong, there is NOTHING wrong with HAVING emotions but there is a problem with letting your EMOTIONS HAVE YOU and being led by them. The world tells you to do what you “feel” is right but the deception is this: FEELINGS LIE. FEELINGS AREN’T FACTS. FEELINGS ARE FICKLE. FEELINGS CHANGE. Please do not listen to this world who encourages you to do what “makes you happy”. Everything that makes you happy isn’t necessarily good for you. Crack makes crackheads happy. Children make child molesters “happy” . Continue reading
Just because God isn’t working on YOUR “schedule” doesn’t mean He’s LATE. He’s ALWAYS on time. The problem isn’t God’s timing, the problem is our lack of TRUST in His timing….
Patience has never been one of my strong points. If you/re anything like me, you hate waiting. But girl, one thing God has been teaching me these past several months is that TRUSTING God ALSO means trusting in His timing.
We do a lot of talking in the body of Christ. We SAY how much we love and trust God. We sing songs about how much we surrender ourselves to Him but as soon as things don’t go the way WE planned it in our minds, all of that goes out the window. Continue reading
And I don’t mean this in a “cliche”, “cliquey” way. One of the reasons why I LOVE talking about relationships is because I truly feel like this is something that God has taught me so much about through past experiences, both good and bad, romantic and platonic. One thing that I’ve learned is RELATIONSHIPS are bridges that either draw you closer to Christ, or bridges that take you farther and farther away from Him. Not to put my business out there, but one thing I know for sure is that, had I maintained certain relationships in my past, I WOULD NOT BE SAVED RIGHT NOW. My relationship with God probably wouldn’t be where it is today simply because the WRONG PERSON was in possession of my heart. How could I have possibly given my heart to God when it was so consumed with a man who I made “my God”?? (I know it sounds crazy. For a better explanation, read My Testimony: Why I Fell In Love With Jesus. You may be one relationship away from fully giving your heart to Jesus but you’ve allowed another human to take God’s place. You’re more concerned with their opinion than you are Gods’. I’ve done this in the past and I’m begging you NOT to do the same. Continue reading
“Bad boys” make “bad” fathers, boyfriends and husbands. Keep that in mind girl….
I used to secretly love me a bad boy,
even AFTER I became a Christian. I didn’t know what it was but I just knew that I would always find myself attracted to men who had a lot of issues. Let me just say this: The men that we ladies are attracted to says ALOT more about us than it does about them. Water seeks its own level. We give the men a lot of flack but the truth of the matter is, most if not ALL of the men who we gave our heart to who in return, broke it, were men who we should of never been dealing with in the first place. He probably was a man who God TOLD you to cut off but you didn’t care to listen and just wanted to do your own thing because you were lonely. Continue reading
I can’t lie. There was once upon a time when I had a vision in my mind of what a “man of God” was like. I was so use to dating Godless fools in the world and really didn’t know what a man who TRULY loved God even looked like. It wasn’t until I started coming across REAL men of God who had a REAL relationship with Jesus that I started to see what a true “MOG” is SUPPOSED to be. he is suppose to bear FRUIT of his salvation. he’s supposed to be a leader and not a follower men. he’s supposed to be a man after Gods own heart. For along time, I thought a man of God was supposed to be PERFECT. I had a vision of him riding on a white horse and running off in the sunset and asking me to be his wife….. lol
Since then, God has shown me some things. One of them being that even the HOLIEST of HOLY men are STILL MEN. They are not perfect and are still flawed human beings. They make mistakes. They sin (but don’t get it twisted, they ARE repentant) and they fall. I think sometimes we women have an OVER-ESTIMATION of what a man of God is. We forget that God is still working on him just like God is still working on US. We think this man is gonna come into our lives and make up for every man that has ever hurt us in the past and will make us whole and happy again. We put all of this pressure and unrealistic expectations on a HUMAN.
NOONE, not even a great man of God, can make you whole sis. He cannot heal your pain. He cannot fix your broken heart. You’re giving (or planning to give) a man a job that ONLY God is equipped to do. Not only is that man not ABLE to do that job, it is not his job description. That is not his assignment. You cannot depend on a man to fix you. You have to get WHOLE before God. Continue reading
God speaks to the EAR in the MIDDLE of our HEART……
P.S The word “EAR” is LITERALLY in the middle of the word “HEART”. How cool is that??
Not being able to hear Gods voice was extremely frustrating but what I needed to realize was that the problem wasn’t whether or not God was speaking to me, the problem was whether or not I was LISTENING. Many of us are waiting for God to drop bombs out of the sky or for Him to cause this dramatic event to happen in order to speak to us when the truth is, God speaks mostly THROUGH His word. Like I said earlier, WHATEVER God supposedly “says” to YOU will be backed up by His word. If the “revelation” you got can not be backed up by scripture, it was NOT “revelation”, it was your “imagination”. God doesn’t contradict Himself..
Here are some PRACTICAL ways to discern the voice of God.. Continue reading