Turn your mess into a message.

We all have our past, we all have our faults, we all made mistakes, we all messed up one way or the other in the past. For without those shortcomings we wouldn’t be better now. The good news is God turns our mess into a message. He calls the unqualified to be qualified. 

We are all heading to the end of the year, the mess must not continue. Adam brought a mess upon us but the second Adam (Jesus) brought a message. Moses was a mess when he murdered the Egyptian but later became a message when God used him to deliver Israel. Abraham was a mess when he was an idol worshiper but he became a message when he obeyed God to leave his father’s house. Rahab the harlot was a mess until her faith brought her deliverance and was counted among the saints. Peter was a mess when he denied Jesus but became a message when he repented and stood for Christ till the end.

Romans 6:14 says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under the law but under grace”. 

Meaning, your mess should not hold you bound. You are no longer under your past but under the dispensation of grace to change your mess into a message of salvation. 

Did you mess up your marriage? Start teaching a message of a godly marriage. Did you mess up in your fatherly or motherly responsibilities? Start teaching your children how to live right. Have you killed someone out of hatred? Start preaching love. Were you one of those who perverted justice because you were bribed and the innocent was jailed? Start campaigning against it. Did you lure another man’s wife to marry you or you seduced another woman’s husband to settle down for you? Start a marriage counseling. As a pastor when you started your ministry you couldn’t take away your eyes from those beautiful girls in your choir but sexually assaulted them, start living right and start a message of commitment. What have you done wrong that when you remember it you tend to regret your action. You have a lot of time to clean up the mess and start a new chapter.

When you were involved in your mess God was busy watching and waiting for you to turn it into a message. The message matters to God not the mess.

Your mess makes you unqualified but your message makes you qualified. Think about it.

 

Author: Pastor Chilavert Nmezi

I am televangelist, having the divine call and a mandate to reach out to the ends of the world winning souls for Christ.

50 thoughts on “Turn your mess into a message.”

  1. Likewise I have witnessed some poor examples of atheists. I call them anti-theists, for they surely are not being atheists. A real atheist is one who does not believe in a supreme being “of any kind.” Yet most people who call themselves atheists spend more time on arguing against supreme beings rather than for anything at all. I mean, what’s the big deal? If a person believes in a god they don’t generally feel a need to attack someone because of their non-belief. What does it matter to them what another person chooses to believe? I don’t. Maybe I am a freak. For starters I am an atheist who believes in forever. I believe I have a spirit that lives on and on through incarnation after incarnation. It makes more sense to me than having one life to make it or break. But if that is what someone else chooses to believe, so be it. Good for them. But to attack someone because they believe differently, that I want no part of, either way. I believe in connection, not letting anything at all come between people. I really wish more others felt that way too, no matter what else they believe…

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  2. Hi. I am an atheist. I live without any need for good or evil in my life. So, when I just read your blog, I dropped all the religious connotations, but listened to your message. This is what I heard.:

    A person is not bound by their past. Change is possible, and in fact, necessary. There is no problem with making mistakes, as long as you learn from them. So, look at the mistakes you have made in life, and how you have improved your life and the lives of others by learning from them.

    This is an excellent message, one I wish more people would take to heart, with or without the religious trappings. It really doesn’t matter what you choose to believe, or if you believe whst uou were taught to believe. Be a god person, care about yourself as a person, and care about the others within your sphere of influence. And above all, (this is now me speaking, because this is what “I” belueve), do not restrict your “sphere of jnfluence” to only humans beings. All living things need to be cared for, and treated as if they are your friends. Even your .enemies, and those you dislike or possibly hate, everyone and everything is within your sphere of influence, and therefore your responsibility. (This is how I do my best to live, and this is how I chose to live.) Together, WE can change this world. I hope we can be successful.

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    1. I am quite delighted by your words and kind reply. You’re right in every sense of.

      You see things from your own perspective as an atheist but you have to equally try and see things from my own perspective so that you can compare and contrast. What you wrote in there I also see you’re right but the difference is what we believe differently.

      I believe there is God which is opposite of what you believe. Now, in order to get better knowledge of something one have to put it to test or have a means of getting the truth.

      From your words you’re humane and learned. You’re reasonable. I would want you to see the light from what I believe. I believe in God, His son Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I have seen uncountable reasons that God is Almighty not by experiment, science, logic or philosophy but by revelation and discernment. He talks to me and I hear Him. He fellowships with me and answer my prayers. He reveals things to come and it happens. He guides, protects and directs me.

      I implore you, my dear, to believe that God exists, without Him we are of no use.

      I appreciate your time and words of wisdom. I wish you a prosperous new year. Thanks a lot. Remain blessed my friend.

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      1. I am trying my best, not to see that a god exists, but to show that I know you do believe, and accept your beliefs. As a former christian, one who decided to forego the teachings of those who forced them upon me as a child, I am agreeing with your mess into message blog. I am not trying to convert you away from your theism, so I hope you will refrain from dishonouring my beliefs. Let us be brothers, and work together from different belief systems. I know you believe your “God” exists for you. Please believe that no god of any kind exists for me. The important message, as you say, is to accept your friends for who they are, and allow your friends to accept you as you are. That, I believe, is a common ground we both can stand on, and walk together upon. I will respect your beliefs regardless if you respect mine, That is how I choose to live. I need no outside source to tell me to make that decision.
        But I fear I am only muddying the waters…
        Again, respect is what I am offering, and respect is what I hope to receive in return…
        Thank you.

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      2. By the way, I do believe we matter, and are of use in the universe, not taking into account if we are theist or atheist. The goal, if you will, is still the same, the betterment of life. How one does that really doesn’t matter, Someday we will have to exchange the ideas of what it is we each believe… if you care to do so..

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        1. I don’t agree that the goal is the “betterment of life.” I believe that the goal is to know Jesus Christ, the Incarnate God (I AM WHO I AM) and to be pleasing in His sight.

          “Whatever things were gain to me these I have counted loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have lost all things. I consider them trash, that I may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own, which comes from the law, but that which is through faith, a righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ, to know Him in the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death and so to attain to the resurrection from the dead.” – St. Paul in Philippians

          That is my goal. I believe that anything less/other than that will turn out to have been hell all along.

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    2. What happens when your time on earth is through? All your loving deeds within your sphere of influence will bring a nice eulogy.. but what if there is something more?

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      1. Oh, there is lots more, more than you can probably imagine. Just because I do not believe in a superior being does not mean I do not belive that life continues past the veil of death. I also very much believe that life has a purpose, and that is to better oneself, and all the lives around one, including all lives not human. I also believe in responsibility–I am responsible to not let anyone fall between the cracks if I am capable of helping them. You may believe similar things, I do not know, but probably you were taught to do them. I on the other hand, discovered these beliefs within myself by rejecting all belief in any being superior to me. I do this by choice, not because it is expected of me.

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          1. Hi Mary Ann, It is wonderful that you can care for beings that don’t believe as you do. This is something that Jesus taught, yet few believers demonstrate. Therefore if I may I would like to add the word amazing to describe you. Thank you for being you.

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  3. That is just plain good stuff brother. We all have a message we can share and most of the time we call it our testimony. The bigger the mess the better the testimony. God delivers us out of them all and tells us to tell the world about him. And give him all the glory. Be blessed

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