I am Mr Perfect. I am a Christian, after all.
My own life is in a bit of the mess at the moment, but that is OK. God is just testing my faith, and teaching me something. I am not sure what the exact lesson is yet, but God in His wisdom will reveal it to me soon enough. I think the message is faith. God is trying to teach me not to lean on my own understanding, but to have faith in Him. Yes, I am sure this is what the purpose of my current dire situation is. In fact, I have just decided...that is it! By faith I believe that this is what God is trying to accomplish in my life at the moment.
Your own life is in a mess because you turned your back on God. Your situation might look similar to mine, but your misery is brought on by the devil. So you also lost everything like I did due to financial mismanagement, but at least I have God on my side...you have nothing! You have elevated yourself to a god in your own life, thinking that you alone are in charge! Fool, read Psalm 14:1! Yes, I can call you a fool, as it is not me who condemns you! The bible condemns you! You bring condemnation on yourself!
So what if I do not have money to buy food at the moment? If God is for me, who can be against me? The sheriff was just here to take my furniture, but God will restore to me 100 fold what the devil has stolen from me. My faith in God is renewed! Hallelujah! God is working a miracle in my life.
Yes, yes, the taxman. The bible says pay Caesar what is due to him...not what he asks. You will see...SARS will let this case against me go, for God is for me. Neither the taxman nor the government have a hold over me, for Isa 54:17 says "no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me," declares the LORD." I will be vindicated! Praise God!
And what if I took some money from the trust fund? God knows my heart. He knows I will put it back. I am his beloved special child, and perfect in my ways. He will give me a way to make the money and put it back. Psa 37:25 says "I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread". You see, 2 Cor 5:21 says I am the righteousness of God in Jesus, which means I am righteous and He will never forsake me! Praise Him!
Please, do not think I am judging you, for then I will make myself guilty of Matt 7:1. I am merely telling you the truth, that is all. Of course I see the plank in my eye as written in Matt 7:3, but the plank was put there by the devil! God has allowed him to do this to strengthen my faith! See, it is written here what is happening in MY life in 1 Cor 10:13 - "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." I will be victorious! God will give me a way out!
The explanation for the misery in your own life can be found in James 1:13-15 - "When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death."
See, there is a difference. God allows the devil to tempt me to strengthen my faith, but you are a wicked foolish man that should stop your nonsense immediately, repent, and call on the Lord! My intentions when overspending money was pure...I wanted to establish something for the Lord. The devil came and messed up all my plans, but God is for me. Who can be against me? You, however, are a wicked man and should come to the Lord. He will sort you out.
So you ask why my life (in spite of my faith) looks quite similar to yours (due to your lack of faith)? James 1:2 says "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." See, God is working in my life! The devil is working in your life. You are suffering for nothing, as nothing good will come out of your trials! I am overjoyed with the fact that I can't feed my family at the moment, as I know that when God is done with me, I will lack nothing!
I will be perfect!
Oh, wait, I am perfect. If I wasn't, I could not judge you!
No, wait, I am not judging you! The bible is judging you! God is judging you! You bring judgement on yourself!
Yay! I am Mr Perfect! I am a Christian!
PLEASE NOTE: In order to protect the guilty, no names are mentioned. Christians desperately need to be protected from themselves.
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