HE LIFTS US UP: I Should’ve Read the Instruction Manual

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Have you ever bought something at a store that had to be put together? Then put it together wrong…because you did not read the instructions. So many things look so easy to figure out, but if you miss one step in the process, it throws the whole thing off. Then, you have to take it apart and start all over. Well, I have made this mistake several times. The most important step in that process should be to READ THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

Unfortunately, I was never encouraged to read the instruction manuals as I was growing up. I fumbled through every step and made mistakes. Many mistakes! However, you can not start life all over again. You can not back up the time when you make a mistake during your lifetime. I have heard many people say that they wished that life came with instructions!! Well, it does! It’s called the BIBLE!

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The Bible gives us instructions in how to live life. It tells us what love is, how husbands and wives should treat each other, how to tell a good person from a bad person, what is required of us, and what are the consequences of our actions. I can tell you from experience that the biggest mistake that I ever made in my life was not reading the instructions that God gave us in the Bible. I prayed but did not read over the instructions. I did not read it until I had been abused and broken. God has provided us all that we need to get through life right there in the Bible. There is wisdom in the Psalms. There are guides for daily living and encouragement to get us through the rough times in our lives. It is our Map to use to get through life.

Oh, how I wished that I had read the Instruction Manual for Life. I would have had the ability to make better decisions and avoid the major pitfalls that caused many detours in my life and so much pain. Some people chose the bumpy roads and others chose the smooth highways. It depends on if they used The Map that God provided for us in HIS WORDS. We can’t back up time…but we can sure learn from our mistakes and take the right paths from now on as we walk through life. God even provided the Official Guide to walk side by side with us–Christ. Please don’t make the same mistake that I did. Read the instructions and let Christ be your guide….

by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

http://www.secretangelps911.wordpress.com

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4 Responses to HE LIFTS US UP: I Should’ve Read the Instruction Manual

  1. mskekeparker says:

    Reblogged this on Empower & Elevate and commented:
    So glad I found this map! I feel like Dora lol

  2. >> “Oh, how I wished that I had read the Instruction Manual for Life. I would have had the ability to make better decisions and avoid the major pitfalls that caused many detours in my life and so much pain”
    My thoughts exactly for a number of years. How I wished I had been brought up to know the Lord . . . but it wasn’t long before I realised that my first 22 years in an extremely abusive situation was a blessing in disguise, and I praise God for everything that happened in those years.

    The blessings are numerous, but God used those years to make me what I am and to give me a ministry which I couldn’t otherwise have. Being a blood-bought, adopted child of the living God gave me an appreciation of all God had done for me, and my relationship with a PERFECT Father took away my hatred of all men. The REALITY of my new life in Christ took away any hankering after the things of the world, for I knew from experience they held no attraction.

    We serve an incredibly amazing God who keeps us in His abiding presence and leads us by His Spirit and His Word.

    • secretangel says:

      Amen… My 20+ years in an abusive marriage was the catapult that threw me into God’s arms… I grew up in church but was never encouraged to read the Bible or develop a relationship with God. So many things would have been different in my life if I had read “The Instruction Manuel”… but, God uses everything that we go through for His purposes and I praise Him for what He is doing in my life.. We serve an awesome God and He has great plans for both of us.. Blessings my sister!!

  3. secretangel says:

    Reblogged this on The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel and commented:

    Please don’t make the same mistakes that I made… Let Christ be your guide through life…

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