Hey friends, how are you today? How was your weekend? My weekend was unbelievably busy.  It can be very, very difficult to give God full control when I get this busy.  Sometimes, I allow my plans to dominate my time and to some extent, dominate my life, because I’m afraid I’m going to drop the ball on one of my responsibilities. Yet, I’ve come to the realization that I must give God full control of my schedule and of my activities or else I WILL drop the ball on my responsibilities. Periods of frustrations and bitterness are inevitable when we are in close contact with people and these feelings have the tendency to supersede patience and grace, if the Lord is not the Head of my life.  And I’ve come to the conclusion that the world is filled with all kinds of people and they are everywhere.luke 6 21 1We’ve heard it said about people, perhaps we even think it of ourselves. I must admit I used to think so, too.  As a matter, I also thought I could be counted as one of the good people. And if we, as a people form the standard for who qualifies to be a good person, then maybe, just maybe I can be a good person. The flaw in that ‘people’ standard is that, not everyone will agree with it.  Being a good person consists of varied qualities, that depends on who you ask. Some people say you are good, if you perform kind gestures for others.  The problem with that is, you would have to be kind to all the people you meet, all the time, every time, in spite of of the circumstances. (Now, do you still think you are a good person?). Let’s put it this way… how many times have you said… “after all I’ve done for her”.  It’s not so hard to be kind to people that are kind to us, it’s not so hard to give to others who’ve given to us, it’s not so hard to work when we know there is a reward to be gained. But would we still be ‘good’ if the reward were not very obvious? Would we hasten to be kind to that deliberately, judgmental, harsh person? Would we be quick to give to the one that never seems to have anything?luke 6 32

Romans 3:10, As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; Innately we are not good people.  No, not one of us; not me, not you!  We say we are good, because we’ve convinced ourselves that we do good to and for others. But the truth is we are selfish people and any good we do, will only be consistent if the other person responds in a similar manner.  Here’s what the Bible has to say about our good works… Psalm 51:3 They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one.   When I gave to that neighbor, when I helped that friend out; whether it is with my time or finance, those times I babysat, when I was tired, yes, I would like to think that makes me a good person.  All the compliments, I’ve given throughout the years, I’d like to think that makes me a good person, but the truth is it doesn’t. I am not a good person, in spite of the good I may have done for others.  luke 6 32You see, the good I did was not unconditional, it came with too many expectations attached to it.  Most times I thought I did it unconditionally, but the truth is, it depended too much on who that person was and that person’s attitude or behavior toward me.  But there’s hope in Jesus Christ, I can do good consistently. I must note though, that as a Christian, any good I do is not me, but rather because of Christ in me. The good news is, when I remember I am not a good person, I allow Christ to reign fully in life. I remember to surrender and submit to His Supreme authority, because I am not good, neither can I do good. And that’s okay because Christ knows that and He has given me His Holy Spirit, who equips me and prepares me to perform good works unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. luke 6 35It also helps me to give God the credit for every good work I accomplish. I learn to stay in the Word of God. I learn to trust Him and not myself.  I regret to inform you, that the Word of God applies to everyone, whether you believe it or not.  And God’s Word is true, whether you believe or not and Isaiah 64:6 very aptly describes our good works as ‘filthy rags’!  It is delusional to convince myself and others that there are good people in the world. They really, really don’t’ exist. thanks buttonclosing1brenda

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I love the Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior. I love my husband (Benny) of almost 24 years, yes, he is still the love of my life, I love our two blessings from the Lord (Cleo and Anna). We are the parents of two beautiful girls that we home schooled through high school. I love fashion shhhhh

24 replies on “SHHHH…. THEY DON’T EXIST, THEY REALLY, REALLY DO NOT

  1. Amen!! Amen!! Jesus Christ loves when we speak the ((Truth)) 🥰 I Personally not good!! I cant depend on myself. But I can Honestly say I can depend on Jesus Christ. I Strongly Agape we can get hard headed ect. Last week I was standing on top of my bed trying to fix something, and I fell smoothly off my bedroom, 🤪 and my head hit the wall. I laid still, and didn’t get up until He said to do so. To short this I learned something from that fall. Its call stop doing things my way, and listen more to when He says: ((Don’t Do It)) We must ((All)) not only read what He Commands us to do, and not to over look His Words of Truth. Love ❤️ them even if they don’t ❤️ Us. God Bless you!! I Love it what you shared, and I know He does as Well. He is The WORD🙏🏽🙏🏽 He Doesn’t Lie!! ((Hugs)) 😊

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  2. So glad I read this post this morning! I’ve been thinking about this for the past few days. Last night, I started a post on being kind, but this morning I began to think it might be more about not being unkind. That would require more acceptance and forgiveness, I think. We’ll see! Thanks!

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    1. being kind gives the idea of intentional action… the Bible tells us in Ephesians 4:32 to “be kind to one another…” It implies doing something ` action. 🙂 Acceptance and forgiveness is also very good. Perhaps you should write on both 🙂 🙂 May the Lord bless you

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  3. Someone was trying to convince me the other day that unbelievers loved more than Christians, and I told them that it was impossible to love if you don’t know God, and that everything an unbeliever does (even the good things) are to make themselves feel good about themselves, or to make others think good of them. As believers, when we are walking by the Spirit, we can love selflessly and do good. But since we are still trapped in the flesh and battle the flesh, we will often revert to selfishness, which is the default.

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    1. Amen 🙂 I once had a christian friend tell me the same thing… We talked about the Father of both groups of people and the characteristics of both and then the impossibilty of that statement. It isn’t possible for non-christian to love better than christians because God is LOVE 🙂 🙂 Thank you for sharing, this is a great comment

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  4. Even if by common grace someone does do good in the world, their lack of giving God the glory for it shows the depth of depravity. “For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?” I Corinthians 4:7

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  5. Brenda, this is such a needed message. I take a class and recently I spoke up about needing to confess to one another. We know the Scripture that tells us we are all sinners, yet our behavior communicates differently. May God bless you, sister.

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    1. 😂😂 the Lord said it first in His Word Romans 7:18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out… thanks 🙏🏽 for reading and commenting my friend

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