Written by--Esther Scrogham
GEM Ministry Blog
Are you one of those people who are 'lied to' and in turn 'lie to themselves' about where the GOOD things in your life come from? Maybe you're one of those that use the familiar phrases, "I'm soo good" or "Man I'm good"...or maybe "Man, I just don't know what to do with myself. I can't handle all this awesomeness". Well, the TRUTH is, that really, YOU didn't do it at all! You're just taking the credit for it. If you did something good, how would you like someone else to take the credit for it and be praised? I'm only guessing, but I'd say you couldn't take it! Am I right?...Well, whether you ADMIT it or not, I know it's true...and so do you!...YOU didn't do a thing! You really dont even know what happened...or how. All you know is, it was GOOD!...so you took the credit. Don't be so easily deceived. There's a HIGHER Power! One "all too easily" disreguarded. One that 'SO MANY' ROB of HIS praise and glory! When will YOU start giving credit to The One the credit is REALLY due? Don't DENY the TRUE Power! Deny means, "the state that one REFUSES to ADMIT the TRUTH or existence of". Don't allow yourself to be LIED to...by the devil! It's easy to say "I'm good at this" or "I'm good at that",but really, Who CREATED you? Who GAVE you the mind and imagination you have? Who BLESSED you with talent?...and good looks?! NOT YOU! You could have 'JUST as EASILY' been born with VERY LITTLE or NO imagination, talent, or...should I say it? Good looks...YOU didn't give yourself the color hair you were born with, or the color eyes...maybe you have dimples (that so many or "jealous of"). YOU didn't create yourself! GOD did! So why all the pride in the way you look? Why all the flaunting?...as if you had something to do with it. Why all the pride in your talents? They're GOD-GIVEN! You ONLY have them because HE BLESSED you! He's the HIGHER Power! HE'S The One that deserves ALL the credit! So why are you taking it? Why are you robbing God? God HATES pride! In His Word it says that, "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. -Proverbs 16:18...He also said, "For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted." -Luke 14:11...This is definitely a HIGH-ranking problem in our society, and sadly, even our churches today! How do you think God feels when you CONSTANTLY take credit for the things He does?...Something to think about!!
Written by--Esther Scrogham
Sonia E. Vargas
Sonia's desire and hope is to write for the purpose of inspiring this generation, especially young woman.
Hannah Helm is a fun and outgoing young woman who loves to bring laughter and joy to anyone she comes in contact with. She is 23 years old and is a leader of Girl's Exalting the Master Ministry.
Paula is a passionate follower of Christ and loves to encourage others around her to do the same. She is 26 years old and is currently attending Free Gospel Bible Institute. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014.
Kristyn is a sweet and gentle young lady from Trinity Holiness Tabernacle. She is 18 years old. She plays the piano and sings beautifully. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014 and Honduras team in 2016.