God is the best counselor in the face of the tribulations of life.
A country had been under attack for several months. The soldiers were tired and the officers hesitant.Although the great resistance was the castle of the frontier, the troops already faded. Everyone knew that if the castle were taken, the war would probably be lost. So you had to find the best general for your army.
Then the king proposed: the new general will be the first combatant to solve the problem that I am going to present. He placed on a table a rare picture, adorned with a frame artistically crafted in pure gold, it was the most expensive piece of the castle, invaluable. The picture was the painting of an extremely beautiful scene, in which a beautiful young woman walked in a field, among flowers, under a violent blue sky. The king just said: here is the problem!
The soldiers were surprised. They were all standing there, looking at the expensive picture with its splendid maiden. What to do? What charade was that? Where did the king want to go with that?
At the same moment one of the king’s officers stepped forward on the picture and drew his sword, destroyed the painting, crushed the frame, and threw it out the window; then returned to his place.The king sighed deeply and said confidently: “Here is our new general!”
And, under that man’s command, they guarded the frontier castle and won the war. The most important thing, now, is your attitude, is to make a decision . It does not matter what the problem is, although it is something beautiful and precious for you; if it is a sin, it must be eliminated. Sin is always a problem, even if it is about ending the relationship with a sensational woman or a wonderful man. As beautiful as it is, or has been, if you realize that something is wrong and unpleasant to God , you must put an end to it.
There is an Eastern proverb that says, “For you to drink wine in a cup full of tea, you must first throw the tea out and then drink the wine.” God has not forgotten you; He wants to fill your cup with the new life, full of peace and joy that you both desire, but expect you to have the courage to throw away the tea of old life and sin .
Clean up your life!
Start with the drawers, closets until you reach the wounds, customs and addictions that bury your heart. Nothing brings us so close to a new beginning as the sincere confession of the mistakes and wrongs committed. Who can accuse those who have repented and humbled the confessions of their guilt?
It is God himself who defends them and has become for them safe refuge in their affliction: “God is our refuge and strength; proved our support in tribulations . Therefore the earth may tremble, we fear nothing: the mountains themselves may sink into the seas “(Ps 45: 2-3). When a man begins to renew himself spiritually, he also begins to fall victim to bad tongues and his slanderers.
Those who did not have this test have not yet begun to progress. Whoever is not willing to suffer this process, it is because he is not determined to convert. The world, the flesh and the temptation , like a climbing crowd, will not tire of telling you: “What a pity! You can not do it … You can not do it, you can not do it. “Those who listen to them are left on the road, fainting, discouraged, inert, while they continue to shout: “What a pity! You will not! Climbing is tough and the road is difficult. This is not for you. “
Those who, however, stopped their ears and remained deaf to such attacks, will be able to say in their faith to those who tried to discourage them: “they can shout with all their might; for even if they lent the voice of thunder they could not convince me otherwise. I am persuaded that God has not forgotten me. And if, for a moment, it was I who abandoned him, now I come back and I know that I can do all things through him who gives me strength. Jesus overcame the world and told me to have confidence. Yes! I trust and I will also win. “