Aug 15 2022
So many ladies have emailed me over the past couple weeks about dealing with addictions or relationships that aren't honoring God. Many times they aren't sure who to talk to, where to go, or what to do. It seems like there's no hope.This week, I am specifically to these ladies. Maybe there is pain you're holding onto, addictions or a relationship that's not honoring God, this is for you.Now, If you are listening to this and it's not you, listen anyway!What you learn, you can use to help someone else out. These principles can keep you free from any struggles or addictions.There will be principles you can take from this message and apply to your life.Ladies, there is always hope! With God, you can overcome! However, change doesn't happen until you make a decision to change!When I think of overcomers in the Bible, one person comes to mind.John 5:1-7- From Galilee, Jesus returned to Jerusalem to observe one of the Jewish feasts. Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, there is a pool called in Hebrew, “Bethesda,” surrounded by five covered porches—the paralyzed, the blind, and the crippled—all of them waiting for their healing. For an angel of God periodically descended into the pool to stir the waters, and the first one who stepped into the pool after the waters swirled would instantly be healed. Among the sick people lying there was a man who had been disabled for thirty-eight years.When Jesus saw him lying there, He knew that the man had been crippled for a long time. Jesus said to him, “Do you truly want to be made well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, there’s no way I can get healed, for I have no one to lower me into the water when the angel comes. As soon as I try to crawl to the edge of the pool, someone else jumps in ahead of me.”The man saw himself as crippled and that there was no hope. He stayed stuck in his sickness, because of the excuses that he was making. However, when Jesus met him, now the man was finally ready to get rid of His excuses and Jesus was able to heal Him completely.For me, my teen years were some of the darkest years of my life. I didn’t feel loved or accepted. I hated who I was. I carried around so much pain. No matter where I looked, I couldn't find the one thing I was missing in life…love. It wasn’t until I met Jesus when I was 18 that I finally had a glimpse of hope.I wish I could say that in an instant, that things got better after I gave my life to the Lord, but they didn’t. It wasn’t until a couple years later that I began to realize that since I had given my life to Jesus, I was a new creation. I was no longer identified by my past. I could move forward. And the same thing goes for you. If you have given your life to Jesus, you have been made a new creation. You are no longer identified by the things that are holding you back. If you’re ever going to change your life, you have to first change how you see yourself on the inside. God wants you to be healed. He wants you to overcome whatever you’re currently struggling with. The choice is up to you! In order to make that choice, though, you have to begin to picture yourself as an overcomer! Transformation happens from the inside out. Connect with Us!Website: www.UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenApp: Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!