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Blain

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#1
I have spoken these words before and made threads like this in the past but sometimes certain words and certain lessons need to be re spoken and be retaught because you never know how many hearts have never actually heard it and need to hear it.
If you were to ask a group of people what they think it means to be a strong Christian you will get several if not many different answers, we all in some way want to be strong as believers and as Christians even as people in general. Not only as people but as believers in some way or another we look at weakness and strengths in ourselves and in others, we subconsciously compare ourselves to others and also as believers defining what strength and weakness is even in our debates in cc when we are in a heated debated we may without even meaning to think this person is not just wrong but weak in wisdom or in faith heck sometimes even if we say only God knows the heart think this person is not even saved or is just a false believer.

I see these things in peoples hearts and in my own because I myself have experienced and seen all of this in the mirror of my own heart. For those of you who have known me for a while you know how I have an identity issue, how I have a low view and self esteem of myself. All I have known in my life is my weakness inside and out even my body is frail and weaker than most so I know what it is like to feel weak and lacking compared to others. The thing is I am not alone in this, there are many believers out there who feel weak, lacking and inadequate in many ways regardless if that is compared to others or as a believer. Yet it is funny how blind we are to ourselves with our own eyes, we can see ourselves how we view our own person but a lot of times it requires another persons eyes to know your true self.

My amazingly beloved Stephanie for instance like to compare me to a show I am in love with called my hero academia, one of the main hero's has two forms All_Might_Full_Body_True_Form.png All_Might-0.png The one on the left she often says is how so many people in my life including my family my closest friends and especially myself see me, the one on the right she says is how I am really am in my heart and spiritually. There is a reason this show speaks to me so much it's not just because it's a good show but it speaks so much of how the weak are actually truly strong in their hearts and God in his unpredictability has taught me and helped me so much trough this show alone. So what is weakness? what is strength? what does it mean to be strong as a believer in general? is it faith? is it wisdom? Is it all the gifts and attributes of the spirit? If you were to ask me personally what I think it is my answer would be none of the above. Yes they are all a kind of strength but from what I have seen it is the willingness of a persons heart.

We can be completely lacking in every area and aspect in this world and in his kingdom but if father can find that one heart who regardless of all their weakness offers their willingness without extent or limits he can do far more with them than anyone who is strong in all kinds of areas. It isn't the strong he seeks it is the weak and the willing, there is a reason Paul boasts and praised God of his weakness. Yet more often than not the strong are blind to how strong they really are and view themselves as the images you see above. However there must come a time when we see ourselves as we truly are, it is vital that we are able to see through a different lens for the sake of those who see themselves as we used to, not that I of course have any room to talk as I am still trying to see through these new eyes but this thread and post is one I could feel needed to be said. There are hearts that can only be reached here in cc and when God places words on your heart to speak it feels like you will burst if not spoken and so when he places words in my heart to speak I can't help but to do it. But it's also more than that my heart somehow feels as I write it that it's meant for a specific people whose hearts may need to hear it or perhaps there are those who will simply receive it or perhaps they need to be reminded as I know I often do.

I also do understand that my speech seems very self conceited as I speak of my own self and experience thoughts and feelings often and I don't tend to use scripture in posts either and for all who this irritates or bothers I do apologize
 

tourist

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#3
I will say this about you Blain and that you are definitely not a weak man but rather a strong warrior of the Lord. You may not be a superhero because none of us are but I know that you are a hero to many by your strength, courage,and determination to overcome, by the grace of God, the challenges that you have faced for many years. Your testimony is amazing and I admire your steadfast faith in God and how you conduct your life and the kindness and consideration that you have shown to other hurting souls despite your own pain and suffering. Do not think bad of yourself for you are a soldier in the army of the Lord and fighting the good fight. I have faith in you that you will fight this fight until the day that you leave this place called earth and go to your reward. Hold your head high for you have nothing to be ashamed of and are a wonderful example of what it means and takes to be a true Christian. One day you will be surprised on how many lives that you have touched in a positive way that made a tremendous difference in their lives. Outstanding.
 
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pjharrison

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#4
You
I have spoken these words before and made threads like this in the past but sometimes certain words and certain lessons need to be re spoken and be retaught because you never know how many hearts have never actually heard it and need to hear it.
If you were to ask a group of people what they think it means to be a strong Christian you will get several if not many different answers, we all in some way want to be strong as believers and as Christians even as people in general. Not only as people but as believers in some way or another we look at weakness and strengths in ourselves and in others, we subconsciously compare ourselves to others and also as believers defining what strength and weakness is even in our debates in cc when we are in a heated debated we may without even meaning to think this person is not just wrong but weak in wisdom or in faith heck sometimes even if we say only God knows the heart think this person is not even saved or is just a false believer.

I see these things in peoples hearts and in my own because I myself have experienced and seen all of this in the mirror of my own heart. For those of you who have known me for a while you know how I have an identity issue, how I have a low view and self esteem of myself. All I have known in my life is my weakness inside and out even my body is frail and weaker than most so I know what it is like to feel weak and lacking compared to others. The thing is I am not alone in this, there are many believers out there who feel weak, lacking and inadequate in many ways regardless if that is compared to others or as a believer. Yet it is funny how blind we are to ourselves with our own eyes, we can see ourselves how we view our own person but a lot of times it requires another persons eyes to know your true self.

My amazingly beloved Stephanie for instance like to compare me to a show I am in love with called my hero academia, one of the main hero's has two forms View attachment 186698 View attachment 186699 The one on the left she often says is how so many people in my life including my family my closest friends and especially myself see me, the one on the right she says is how I am really am in my heart and spiritually. There is a reason this show speaks to me so much it's not just because it's a good show but it speaks so much of how the weak are actually truly strong in their hearts and God in his unpredictability has taught me and helped me so much trough this show alone. So what is weakness? what is strength? what does it mean to be strong as a believer in general? is it faith? is it wisdom? Is it all the gifts and attributes of the spirit? If you were to ask me personally what I think it is my answer would be none of the above. Yes they are all a kind of strength but from what I have seen it is the willingness of a persons heart.

We can be completely lacking in every area and aspect in this world and in his kingdom but if father can find that one heart who regardless of all their weakness offers their willingness without extent or limits he can do far more with them than anyone who is strong in all kinds of areas. It isn't the strong he seeks it is the weak and the willing, there is a reason Paul boasts and praised God of his weakness. Yet more often than not the strong are blind to how strong they really are and view themselves as the images you see above. However there must come a time when we see ourselves as we truly are, it is vital that we are able to see through a different lens for the sake of those who see themselves as we used to, not that I of course have any room to talk as I am still trying to see through these new eyes but this thread and post is one I could feel needed to be said. There are hearts that can only be reached here in cc and when God places words on your heart to speak it feels like you will burst if not spoken and so when he places words in my heart to speak I can't help but to do it. But it's also more than that my heart somehow feels as I write it that it's meant for a specific people whose hearts may need to hear it or perhaps there are those who will simply receive it or perhaps they need to be reminded as I know I often do.

I also do understand that my speech seems very self conceited as I speak of my own self and experience thoughts and feelings often and I don't tend to use scripture in posts either and for all who this irritates or bothers I do apologize
You don't need to use scripture when you are speaking from your heart. That is who you are. Gods children along time ago didn't have bibles that they carried around to speak to other children of God. They just fellowshipped and enjoyed each others company. The scripture thing is just what we have made it. In this forum, they won't take your word for anything, they will say you think you know it all without scripture, but truly God's word should be written in our hearts. When Jesus is living in you; you will speak his words. But this generation of those who confess Jesus don't believe that can be so. But you and I know it is so. Love You, in Christ.
 
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pjharrison

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You

You don't need to use scripture when you are speaking from your heart. That is who you are. Gods children along time ago didn't have bibles that they carried around to speak to other children of God. They just fellowshipped and enjoyed each others company. The scripture thing is just what we have made it. In this forum, they won't take your word for anything, they will say you think you know it all without scripture, but truly God's word should be written in our hearts. When Jesus is living in you; you will speak his words. But this generation of those who confess Jesus don't believe that can be so. But you and I know it is so. Love You, in Christ.
You have a very sweet and gentle way.
 

Blain

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Thank you both so much, it's like i said in my post often times we need to see ourselves through the lenses of others and you both already proved those words.
 
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LPT

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Thank you both so much, it's like i said in my post often times we need to see ourselves through the lenses of others and you both already proved those words.
Hmm interesting statement, roger that.
 

blue_ladybug

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Blain, you are so much stronger spiritually, than many of us who are far older than you. :)
 

Blain

The Word Weaver
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#9
Hmm interesting statement, roger that.
Well it is certainly one to think about isn't it? Have you ever noticed how sometimes there are things about yourself hidden from your own view yet others seem to see it?
 

Blain

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#10
Blain, you are so much stronger spiritually, than many of us who are far older than you. :)
If that is true blue then we both know I cannot take credit can I? But in all honesty this thread was never about me personally it is for those who need to hear it. The amazing thing about words spoken in a thread is that you never know how many people God used you to reach even if they never respond to the thread that is why I never underestimate the power our words have here in cc.
 
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LPT

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#11
Well it is certainly one to think about isn't it? Have you ever noticed how sometimes there are things about yourself hidden from your own view yet others seem to see it?
Indeed think real hard about that...
 

von1

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Apr 22, 2010
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#12
I have spoken these words before and made threads like this in the past but sometimes certain words and certain lessons need to be re spoken and be retaught because you never know how many hearts have never actually heard it and need to hear it.
If you were to ask a group of people what they think it means to be a strong Christian you will get several if not many different answers, we all in some way want to be strong as believers and as Christians even as people in general. Not only as people but as believers in some way or another we look at weakness and strengths in ourselves and in others, we subconsciously compare ourselves to others and also as believers defining what strength and weakness is even in our debates in cc when we are in a heated debated we may without even meaning to think this person is not just wrong but weak in wisdom or in faith heck sometimes even if we say only God knows the heart think this person is not even saved or is just a false believer.

I see these things in peoples hearts and in my own because I myself have experienced and seen all of this in the mirror of my own heart. For those of you who have known me for a while you know how I have an identity issue, how I have a low view and self esteem of myself. All I have known in my life is my weakness inside and out even my body is frail and weaker than most so I know what it is like to feel weak and lacking compared to others. The thing is I am not alone in this, there are many believers out there who feel weak, lacking and inadequate in many ways regardless if that is compared to others or as a believer. Yet it is funny how blind we are to ourselves with our own eyes, we can see ourselves how we view our own person but a lot of times it requires another persons eyes to know your true self.

My amazingly beloved Stephanie for instance like to compare me to a show I am in love with called my hero academia, one of the main hero's has two forms View attachment 186698 View attachment 186699 The one on the left she often says is how so many people in my life including my family my closest friends and especially myself see me, the one on the right she says is how I am really am in my heart and spiritually. There is a reason this show speaks to me so much it's not just because it's a good show but it speaks so much of how the weak are actually truly strong in their hearts and God in his unpredictability has taught me and helped me so much trough this show alone. So what is weakness? what is strength? what does it mean to be strong as a believer in general? is it faith? is it wisdom? Is it all the gifts and attributes of the spirit? If you were to ask me personally what I think it is my answer would be none of the above. Yes they are all a kind of strength but from what I have seen it is the willingness of a persons heart.

We can be completely lacking in every area and aspect in this world and in his kingdom but if father can find that one heart who regardless of all their weakness offers their willingness without extent or limits he can do far more with them than anyone who is strong in all kinds of areas. It isn't the strong he seeks it is the weak and the willing, there is a reason Paul boasts and praised God of his weakness. Yet more often than not the strong are blind to how strong they really are and view themselves as the images you see above. However there must come a time when we see ourselves as we truly are, it is vital that we are able to see through a different lens for the sake of those who see themselves as we used to, not that I of course have any room to talk as I am still trying to see through these new eyes but this thread and post is one I could feel needed to be said. There are hearts that can only be reached here in cc and when God places words on your heart to speak it feels like you will burst if not spoken and so when he places words in my heart to speak I can't help but to do it. But it's also more than that my heart somehow feels as I write it that it's meant for a specific people whose hearts may need to hear it or perhaps there are those who will simply receive it or perhaps they need to be reminded as I know I often do.

I also do understand that my speech seems very self conceited as I speak of my own self and experience thoughts and feelings often and I don't tend to use scripture in posts either and for all who this irritates or bothers I do apologize
Thanks for the post, God sees your heart, that is the main thing. I feel like this if you touch one persons life with your words that is all that matters. God Bless
 

Blain

The Word Weaver
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#13
Indeed think real hard about that...
If I may I get the sense you don't particularly like me and seem to think things about me that your not really letting on fully. Would you be willing to be blunt and express to me what it is? we can go away from the public to pm if you are willing