Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

No More !

Have you ever reached the point when you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have had enough? Have you been to the place when overwhelmed by circumstance, you have been ready to shout at the top of your lungs. "NO MORE, NO MORE, NO MORE !" ? No more tears, no more overwork and underpay, no more abuse, no more embarrassment, no more lies! Have you been there? I know I have. Several times in my life, I have decided that enough was enough, and felt like I could really not take anymore. I was angry, hurt, frustrated and tired and I'd had enough. Whether I suffered at my own hands or the hands of another, I knew that I didn't want to do it anymore.
Reaching the breaking point is usually a very unpleasant feeling, being on the brink of a meltdown, very scary. But those times and the emotions they bring with them are usually catalysts for change. When we have had enough and we finally say "no more", we inevitably begin building a plan, a plan to make a change. That change is our guarantee that we will not have to live like we have been. We will no longer wallow in the mess that has become our lives. Things are fixin' to change! We are excited about this and the adrenalin coursing through our veins propels us to lifechanging growth.
There was a time when I had made a mess of my life. What I thought would be fun, turned out to be both damaging and draining. What I thought I was entitled to, I became enslaved by. What I thought would make me happy, left me hopeless. The consequences seemed never ending. I tried to fight and I tried to swim against the current of the world. I tried to roll with the punches, hoping for a way out. But I was too lazy to put much effort into the search, I was hoping the way out would be thrust upon me. As the sinfulness of the world I created, threatened to stifle the life out of me and steal my very spirit, I became frightened. And my soul screamed, "no more". I'd had enough.
I Corinthians 6:19b-20a " . . .You are not your own; you were bought with a price."
Sin is no longer my master; I belong to the Most High God. While there are still consequences, they are not eternal and He gives me strength to deal with them. I am no longer afraid but confident that I will be with Him eternally. I am confident that nothing the world throws at me is too big for my God to handle. I know He will get me through it, He will carry me, guide me and protect me. I believe He will continue to bless me for I am His. He has saved my soul and now it is His love that overwhelms me. His love, His grace, His mercy----of these, I can never get enough!

"I am mine no more, I am mine no more, I've been bought with blood, I am mine no more . . . "


Blogger jel said...


Take care today!

8:07 AM  
Anonymous chris said...

I am there with you, Neva, always mindful of the past, incredibly thankful for the present and the hope of an incredible eternity.

Thanks for sharing.

8:20 AM  
Blogger ben overby said...

While the ghosts of the old man still fly around in my head, I'm in the new Adam. It took me a while to learn what you're saying--that is, that God will complete what he stated. I used to try and do it on my own and became more and more a slave than ever before. Without God I wouldn't be able to do anything. With Him anything is possilbe. It's Him who lives in me, and it is the old "I" that's dying (but not without sporadic fits and tantrums).


9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am mine no more--you are so right. And because I belong to Him, He takes care of all the stuff, including the sin stuff. Praise God for His mercy and love.


9:42 AM  
Blogger DJG said...

Ditto....been there, felt that!

Thankful for redemption and deliverance from my own stupidity.

10:50 AM  
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10:51 AM  
Blogger AncientWanderer said...

None of us will stop or start anything until we have had enough.
People who say, 'I can stop whenever I want to" are barely fooling themselves.

-Admitting I have a problem.
-Being willing to what ever I can to end that problem.
-Committing to stop that activity.

Good Post.

10:51 AM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

Sometimes they can stop when they want. The problem is many never get around to wanting to stop.

Grace is not license, but we act like it is.


12:03 PM  
Blogger Godzheart said...

Amen..it reminds of the verse in Colossians 2:13"When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature,[b] God made you[c] alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. 15And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.[d]" Our Lord Jesus disarmed the powers and authorities of sin that were dominating in us earlier...Praise our Wonderful Saviour Lord Jesus.

Thanks for sending ur wishes for me on my Birthday :)

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Martin said...

Amen! I completely agree with the fact that God's grace will carry and take us through with any path we have to tread.


1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen --great post Neva


2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been there many times. I know it is only in God's power that I can get out of the mess I made. Once I have had enough, all I have to do is ask and He rescues me again.

Great job

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right, sometimes we become so saturated with sin that we cannot absorb God's grace until we are all wrung out!


7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dear sweet Neva,
Thank you so much for your prayers and your sound advice. You are a very wise an encouraging friend. I appreciate your godly advice and your listening ear. Thanks for letting me cry on your shoulder.
You were a great help!


9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been there, at times i am still there, I get defiant and think I am in control and then I get myself in trouble. Praise God for His saving sacrifice and His ability to see past the dying me and see the new me.

Interested Bystander

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been gone for some time, visiting Europe. Had a wonderful time but didnt even check blogs while I was gone. I can see I missed a lot. It is good to be back in the good ole USofA again. And it is wonderful to have this daily dose of spiritual encouragement right at my fingertips. I will be seeing you daily again.
missed ya

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been there done that!


10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember--I hope to never forget. Great post!


11:10 AM  
Blogger Liz Moore said...

Amen! Awesome thoughts!

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything changes when you reach the "no more" point and allow Jesus Christ to give you more than enough of all that is good.
Great post,


4:56 PM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

Oh, that No more moment. The point of explosion. When I look back at the time when I wasn't sure if I could physically take another breath because I was smothering in this moment, I see how wonderfully God worked things out. How sweet peace is after pain.

9:09 PM  

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