Caregivers and the Messiah Complex

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Caregivers can develop a messiah complex. 

As caregivers,  we have a tendency to take everyone else’s burden and make them our own.

But this can be disastrous.

We can find ourselves with an overbooked calendar heading toward physical exhaustion and a nervous breakdown. 

If we can’t help ourselves we cannot fully help others. 

We need times of rest and renewal. 

We need to give up our desire to look like we spiritually have it alltogether.

God uses broken people who seek Him.
So I am not Superman.  I don’t have it all together. 

I am sometimes wounded,  broken, discouraged and often in need of healing. 

My awareness of my absolute need for Him in my life is what makes me effective in ministry.

My awareness of my need for rest,  recharging,  and renewal will determine my longterm effectiveness in ministry. 

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  1. SUDDEN DEATH SALVATION? by steve finnell

    Does God offer a special plan of salvation for those who are unsaved and experience sudden death before they have a chance to obey God’s commands?

    Many like to claim salvation for those who believe, but face sudden death before they are baptized in water for the forgiveness of their sins. Is, the excuse, I did not have time to baptized written in Scripture, as an exception to God’s commandment to be baptized so that your sins may be forgiven? Of course not!

    Jesus said he who believes and is baptized shall be saved. (Mark 16:16) Can men revoke what Jesus said because they believe Jesus was being unfair? Of course not!

    Assume a preacher was his way to preach the gospel to a dying man, who had indicated be was open to believing, but had not made that confession. If that man died before he believed, could that man’s friends and relatives claim “The Sudden Death Plan of Salvation,” because he did not have time to believe? Of course not!

    If a Christian was openly a drunkard, a thief, a fornicator, and a serial killer, but decided that next week he was going to repent of his sins and ask God for forgiveness, but died before he had the chance; would he be able to claim “Sudden Death Repentance and Forgiveness?” Of course not!

    Men can speculate about, Sudden Death Plans of Salvation; however, there are no Scriptures to confirm it.

    There is no Scripture that states men can be saved if they suddenly die before they have time to believe.

    The is no Bible verse that says men can be saved if they suddenly die before they have time to repent.

    The nothing stated under the new covenant that says men can be saved if they die before they have time to confess Jesus as the Christ.

    There is no verse of Scripture that says men can be saved if they suddenly die before they have time to be baptized.

    THE SUDDEN DEATH PLAN OF SALVATION IS A FABRICATION OF MAN—IT IS NOT FOUND IN THE BIBLE!

    Dead men cannot believe.
    Dead men cannot repent.
    Dead men cannot confess.
    Dead men cannot be baptized.
    Dead men who die in their sins cannot be saved.

    Men do not die without believing and being baptized because they did not have time. IT HAPPENS BECAUSE THEY DID NOT TAKE THE TIME THEY HAD AVAILABLE, TO BELIEVE AND BE BAPTIZED!

    Posted by Steve Finnell at 2:12 AM
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