You are Teflon – nothing sticks; you are free now

You Are Teflon

Teflon is a material known for not being sticky. Everything just slides off. No matter how sticky it might be. We need to be like teflon, when problems, worries and the weight of the world overwhelm us. How? Read on.

You are Teflon

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)


Although Isaiah seems to be stretching things, we need to look at the intent behind these words. The message is, that with Christ, you can do anything. Through him, you are invincible. With his presence by your side, with him going before you to prepare the way, you are Teflon. Nothing will stick to you, and if by some chance it does, just give it to the Lord.

Teflon is Strong, and so are You.

It means you can get through everything the world throws at you. How? Give every issue to the Lord. No, I don’t mean agonize over it and then throw your hands up and then say, God, I can’t. You do it.

What this means, is that when you come up against anything that is beyond your capacity, beyond the strength you have at the moment, or whatever else, just say, “Lord help me. I cannot do this on my own, but with you, all things are possible.” (Matt 19:26) Then get on with the task and see what happens.

Teflon keeps going when things are tough, and so should you.

It also means you keep going, doing your best, and trusting that God will provide the help, assistance, and relief that you need. God does not want us to fail, but to succeed. However, he also has given us the resources we need, so he wants us to use them. Sometimes those resources are friends. He wants us to be shining lights in a world of darkness. Not just pretenders that everything is fine, yet your world is crumbling around you. 

NO! God provides helpers. However, you need to ask. Don’t be a superhero/superheroine. Our strength and abilities come from God. Plus, you have the ear of the Creator of the Universe. Trust Him and you will be Teflon. 

Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Jesus Bible)

So, go forth with your Teflon cape, do what you can, and don’t forget to ask for help. First from God, then from family and friends. And by the way, don’t forget that you are part of a church family.

Blessings,

Jana

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