Monthly Archives: November 2014


HOLD ON. I’m telling you this because that’s what you need to hear. I know things have been rough lately; but HOLD ON. You’re trying to stay strong and you are wondering when things are really going to change. They will and they are; so HOLD ON.hold on

God is doing things behind the scenes to fix what has been rent, and repair what is broken; so, don’t give up. It seems like it isn’t changing; but it is. You just aren’t seeing it with your physical eyes; that is OK. We don’t look at things with the physical eyes; we are to see things with our spiritual eyes (2 Co 4:1-18). Rest in Him today. Tell Him things you are thankful for and set your mind on these things and watch what God will do with your grateful heart.

God showed me something one time that really helped me and still does to this day. I was in fear of loosing everything, due to financial stress and family problems.

The lies.

The devil was telling me… (You know those thoughts that sound like they are yours but they are not); like…”That’s it ~ I’m done”. “I’ve missed it”. “I should have done it different, now look at this mess”. “I thought that I was listening to God, maybe I don’t hear Him like I thought that I did”. Well…I was about ready to throw in the towel and run away from it all. You see, I was thinking that the devil was winning over me in my life and that he was doing his best to break my life apart and that he might actually be winning.

God’s Truths

Then this thought came over me…kinda stopped me in my tracks. I heard myself saying, “The devil hasn’t taken me out yet…I’ve made it this far…and I’m still here.” God has always made a way for things to turn out good; so this time its going to work out as well! You see, I thought that this problem I was facing was my end. That everything was over; but The Lord was reminding me that I was still here. He still was providing for my needs and I still had made it this far. I mean ~ thinking that I had actually made it up to this point and was still here…Wow.

The Holy Spirit was showing me that I was going to make it; and even further. Don’t get me wrong, it didn’t all change immediately; but I started to relax and focus on what God had already done for me. It helped me to let go of the fear that I was facing about the day-to-day issues. Putting my mind on His love helped me to rest and relax in it.

You see..If the devil could take you out..WHY has he not done it yet. You and I are still here because; God isn’t done with us yet, we have a job to do and He always makes a way for us to get it done. So Hold on, and you will see the changes take place. Everything will be ALRIGHT. Be blessed and encouraged. Love Carol Helmick.

Take Ownership

I had the Holy Spirit say this to me … He said, “Tell her, she needs to take ownership of her relationships”.

This came about because a friend and I were talking about her situation and the people involved. This “Word” surprised me; I had never thought about it this way before. One scripture verse that He gave was (Rom 13:8).

Rom 13:8 KJV Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

You see, when we are complaining, passing judgement, or not in agreement with another person; we can either pray about it and walk in love; or find fault and blame the other person. I began to seek Him in what He meant by this and asked Him to “Please explain it to me”.

That’s when, the Holy Spirit started dealing with me about my own relationships and how I responded to others. You see, love does not put blame on others for our own shortcomings or mistakes; insecurities or fears.

Taking ownership of my relationships meant that I look at it from Gods point of view. Putting pressure on people and pulling on people to make something happen isn’t love and it isn’t how God operates. I know having done this many times in the past. I tended to get frustrated when things didn’t go the way that I thought that they should, and so I’d place blame or I’d get frustrated about things not going fast enough or maybe things I thought that I had no control over to change; and therefore allowed anger and bitterness to creep in.  These are fears. Not Good.

It’s all about Trusting God and allowing love to work

The way He explained it to me was concerning my trusting Him. The Bible has many verses talking explicitly about trusting in the Lord; and it all stems from love. So then, He began to explain to me about all the verses that talks about authority and power; and how I am to put on the armor of God; and how I’m supposed to live by faith and not by sight. It was like I was getting a connect the dots picture. I was seeing (in my mind’s eye), how I had handled things. If I’m taking ownership of my relationships, then it’s not ever about me and the other person/ or other people involved; it is just between me and my relationship with God, Himself.

You see, Love~forgives…Love~trust…Love~is patient…Love~suffers long. The responsibility then lies on my shoulders for trusting God. Trusting God means going to the scripture verse or verses, that applies to that particular situation and standing on it. Giving Him room to work and operate. Having the patience to wait it out; knowing the outcome is exactly how He stated it would be, if I wouldn’t waver. During the process, most likely I’d have to forgive someone; so the responsibility then is still mine alone. There is so much more, but just enough for me to chew on.  Be blessed today. Carol Helmick