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My confidence is at an all time low.I can`t do anything.I wanted to help the world,But the reality is that I am a fool who couldn`t even help an old lady across the road.I did once I was loved for the work I did with people suffering from dementia. I treated them so well.I was told I was not firm enough time and time again.But they all loved me.I always thought that I was destined to help the homeless.But how can a fool help anyone?
 
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First brother know that with Christ all things are possible! Do not buy the lies from the pits of hell that you can not! Say " I can" "I will" " I am a wonderful child of God I will do what God has called me to" Don't take the stance your a fool because you are not! Love and compassion for people is an awesome thing a gift, stand firm God will lead you !
 
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I know how you feel. I feel that way too. Deep inside, I know it is a lie from the devil... the Lord has called me to minister to others with His compassion....but....I can't seem to get out of this depression and low self-esteem. It feels terrible. I feel like a fake. I feel useless. Every dream I had for God seems gone. My daughter is still in trouble at school. Nothing seems to go right, and even when it does, I am still sad. My husband was gone to Iraq for one year, and came back home a month ago. You would think I would be happy now. He has grown so much in the past year. He is much closer to God and is now the spiritual leader of our home.

Close to the time he was to come home (Nov./Dec), I was having daily crying jags and would have turned myself into the hospital if I didn't have my infant son and teenaged daughter to care for. I believe, during the last part of Nov. and early December 05, I was closer to having a nervous breakdown then I have ever been in my life.

I feel like a total failure and a great disappointment to God.

You seem like a wonderful and compassionate person, Swanee. Please don't despair. I will pray for you. God can do anything. You are going to come out of this. So am I.

Love in Christ,
Dreamer
 
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What if you were a blind man? what if you were a sick man? or a lame man, and so on. Saints need to know they are not saved by works, but faith. Yes we are called to do good works, but that is not going to save us. We need to lift up the hands that hang down, and make strait paths for our feet. If a man is given much, much will be required...so lift up your hands and praise the Lord. You are not saved by good deeds, but by the grace of God Almighty.

We all know how to pray, so do that, that is a very good work. And the Lord wants people to pray for all men. You can all do good works right here by ministering to the saints, uplifting them when there down, and so on. So every saint has a purpose, we just need to find it. Cheer UP!! Dont forget, the word tells us that a man should always pray, and not to faint. We will be tried, but we also will come out of that trial, better than we went in. A real fool would'nt call himself one.

Dont forget to pray...this is where God empowers you the most, it will move his hand on your behalf.

God bless you all, will be praying for you.:sun:
 
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Thanks to you who replied to my thread titled`The Fool`The support I received was wonderful and I shall pray for those of you who also are feeling very low.The advice,empathy and the feelings of assurance that Jesus will never give up on us was something I needed at that low point.I realise that I`m not a fool.But sharing my thoughts was good for me.I think maybe that I was thinking too much about how I was feeling and not focusing on the love of our Lord Jesus. He leads us and shows us the way in good and bad times.Always here to help us through.
 
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swanee said:
My confidence is at an all time low.I can`t do anything.I wanted to help the world,But the reality is that I am a fool who couldn`t even help an old lady across the road.I did once I was loved for the work I did with people suffering from dementia. I treated them so well.I was told I was not firm enough time and time again.But they all loved me.I always thought that I was destined to help the homeless.But how can a fool help anyone?
My Dear Brother in Christ,
Do not be so hard on yourself. You were not intended to to take on the world, all by yourself. For we all have been assigned only certain gifts. Maybe the gift given to you is totally different from what you imagined.
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:love: There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.
:love: There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
:love: There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
:love: Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
:love: To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,
:love: to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
:love: to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
:love: All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.


And, really Dear Brother in Christ, you should never call anyone a fool, including yourself: "But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, `Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, `You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire." {Matthew 5:22}
 
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