Over three decades ago I become interested in the Bible, having drank from the heavenly cup once, I have not been tired to drink more
In the previous article, I have started to share some of the things that we need to do to put to use the dimmed lights we have seen when we are passing through situations that we do not expect to find ourselves in, i shall continue my exegesis in this article.
How to Use Some of the Dimmed Lights Seen Continues
Some people especially believers in the part of the world to which the writer of this article hails from have found it extremely hard if not near impossible to explore the dimmed lights they are seeing and making good use of them.
4. Do Not Allow Depression:
It is no gain saying that when we find ourselves in a situation that we never dreamt of not prayed for, our minds would be weighed down by such incidents, several untoward thoughts would be flowing into our minds, obviously to weigh us down, but immediately such thoughts arise like multitudes of water in our hearts we need to chase the thoughts off, we shouldn’t allow for it to dwell in our hearts more than necessary because if we allow such we shall plunge ourselves into depressive mood and state like prophet Elijah in the bible. (1 Kings 19)
We can chase depression away by some of these ways;
- Sharing Your Mind with Loved One: There is a proverb in Yoruba land that says, irrespective of how a person keeps secret, there would be one person who shall be the person’s confidant. The person who occupies a special place in your heart you should share the burden with the person, telling him or her about what you are passing through,
- Use Your Authority: Command the demons of depression to leave your heart and life because your heart belongs to the Lord Jesus
“The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.” (Psa. 18:45)
We need to know that there are demons associated to depression, and those demons are strangers, therefore they should be addressed, they should be talked to and commanded to leave and never to return to our hearts and lives again because we belong to the Lord Christ Jesus.
This Jesus whom we belong to has given us authorities on all demons, but some believers do not know this, therefore the devils cheat and continue to oppress them.
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luk. 10:19)
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir - Psalm 34 (Live)
5. Gather the Pieces of Your Life together:
Untoward incidents usually devastate us, nonetheless we can act as Samson after the enemy of Israel Philistines has apprehended him, removed his eyes and imprisoned him. He gathered the pieces of his life together by doing the followings:
- Did Not Apportion Blame: He could have continued in his depressive mood, blaming himself for what happened, how he has neglected the warnings of his parents on marrying the uncircumcised. He may have been blaming himself at the initial, but after a while he grew over the phase and stopped blaming himself, nor apportioning blames to anyone and that was his saving grace. (Judg. 16)
When situations like this happens, several thoughts would be coming to our hearts of what we ignored doing, of how we have ignored some advises etc. But the more we continue in that position, the more we shall continue to suffer. Therefore, we have to do as samson did, stop apportioning blame to ourselves nor anyone and look for how to deliver ourselves from the mess.
- Talked to Himself: There is a great power in us speaking to ourselves. This was employed by Samson, he spoke to himself, obviously remembering that God is a merciful God and if anyone goes to him he shall in no wise cast off. The apostle has counseled that we should speak to ourselves in Psalms, hymns, and others. (Eph 5:19)
- Genuinely Repented: Samson at his lowest ebb, recalled that what happened to him was no one’s fault but his own fault and I believed he must have repented of those actions, therefore he could pray and the prayers being answered.
Judas Iscariot unlike Samson, died in his sins because he did not make use of this, he was apportioning blames, instead of genuinely repenting and asking for forgiveness from the God of the Universe. (Matt. 27:3-5)
- Seek for Unknown Man’s Assistance: In some situations like this seeking for assistance of people we do not know is not a crime,
“And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them.” (Jdg. 16:26)
We need to know that God can use anyone to bring his promises to pass in our lives, therefore, if and when we are being led in such situations to ask for assistance, like Samson did, it is not a sin.
- Prayed to God: He remembered the lovingkindness of Yahweh that endures forever and goes to God as he was prayed earnestly unto him and his prayers were answered.
- Acted in Faith: The author of the book of Hebrews states that Samson acted in faith, and he was not disappointed because what he hoped for happened.
“And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:” (Heb. 11:32)
Through the above means, Samson gathered the pieces of his life together from where they have been broken and shattered to pieces and God had mercy on him.
In the next article I shall continue with the exegesis of how to use the dim lights seen.
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OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on June 29, 2021:
Pamela Oglesby, thanks for the comment. I am glad that you like the message.
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 29, 2021:
I like the message of your article, Olusegun. Thank you sharing this message.