TODAY IS I GOT RIGHTS
This expression can defiantly denote to many areas of ones life (Human rights, Civil rights, Christian rights, Woman rights, Legal rights, Equal-Employment rights, Animals rights), and the list of I GOT RIGHTS goes on and on."Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice." (Proverbs 31: 8-9).
Since the simplicity of I GOT RIGHTS has been gravely misunderstood I must write about it in three parts in order to bring about clarity for those who are ignorant or foolishly being governed by their own rights (as well as the rights of others). "In Christ's family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave, and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, since you are Christ's family, then you are Abraham's famous "descendant, heirs according to the covenant promises." (Galatians 3:28. The Message).
In order to understand I GOT RIGHTS; one would need to identify with Jesus Christ rights as the Master on this earth, as well as the Master in the spiritual realm. Be reminded that if Jesus is not your Master than you'll never understand your purpose of knowing him while on this earth, and you'll never know how to activate your RIGHTS. Being mindful that your flesh (ego) will only adhere to it's own self-righteous, as well as the folk whom the enemy has employed to trespass against your RIGHTS. " Stay alert. This is hazardous work I'm assigning you. You're going to be like sheep running through a wolf pack, so don't call attention to yourselves. Be as cunning as a snake, inoffensive as a dove." (Matthew 10:16).
Did you know our flesh detest the rights we have in relationship with Jesus! Did you know majority of folk whom trespass against other RIGHTS are the ones that have illusions for their own I GOT RIGHTS. Whenever I hear folk hurling things such as "You only live once! "Only God can judge me!" "I'm grown! "I do what I want to do." I become leery of them, because I know too well this was the same language I employed to justify my my sin rights, while encroaching upon other folk rights. Please understand, just because these folk declare I GOT RIGHTS doesn't mean they honor others RIGHTS.
As I reflect on my own life, I can clearly see the enemy employing me to encroach upon my own children rights (teenagers/adult hood). For example, if they wanted to do something that I disapproved of I would rise up against their RIGHTS with overbearing judgments, and accusations. If so happens they inquired "Why" I would trespasses against their I GOT RIGHTS by yelling, and screaming them into submission. This brings to mind some of the times my children wanted to stay the night with a class-mate. I would go on tangents of why, who's going to be their, who's the parents, who's the grandparents, do the parents work, do they party, who's the older cousins, etc.
Ignorantly I was taking their I GOT RIGHTS to be heard by asking a trillion and one questions (metaphorically speaking) in hopes of them complying without interference of why's. This is one of those subtly tricks that Satan employs to produce insecurities and fears in children. Hold up wait a minute! Even though my questions were valid, my approach was fleshly motivated, and entwined with subtly deceptions from Satan. " Parents, don't exasperate your children by coming down too hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master." (Ephesians 6:4).
My friends, I've learned many valuable lessons by adhering to this scripture, as well as being enlighten on how to deal with my adult children I GOT RIGHTS. All of this and so much more has brought me to this one undeniable truth "My children aren't my possessions to own , rule, or usurp over. They are Gods children just as I am, and they are free in their own estimation of choices that they make. Being aware of this truth, has been the soothing salve that has kept me from being condemed by the enemy, as well as being forgiving for all the choices that my children make in which I don't agree. If it hadn't been for Gods wisdom on this matter, I would have destroyed the most important physical relationship I'll ever have in this life.
I beg of all parents to post a sticky note of Ephesians 6:4 on their fridge, on the mirrors through-out the house, on the dash board in the car (especially when punishment is about to be rendered). Ignorantly I didn't have this information to post as a reminder of how parenting is never to be a provoking measurement of discipline to rule over the very gifts (children) in which God has given to us. I thank God, that as soon as I learned better, I done better by relinquishing the illusions that I had control over my children I GOT RIGHTS. I realized that I didn't have any control over anyone but myself, and that was also limited when I allowed my ego (flesh) to govern my I GOT RIGHTS.
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