While sitting in women’s meeting at church everything inside of me felt as if it was burning up from the chest to the lower extremities, I said to Abba Father,
“I’m going to scream in here!”
The reply came back,
“You know Jesus, call on His name,”
Listen, this was a midlife crisis for me and so intense it was that I forgot to call upon the name of Jesus!
Here in the Bahamas and all across the Globe people are experiencing midlife crisis. Marriages and families are falling apart. The murder count is escalating daily, promiscuity is on the rise and the pimps are taking it to an all-time low! The drug dealers are reinventing the trade in a subtle way. Have the nations forgotten that Yahweh reigns? Violence seems to be over taking our land and the sin of lawlessness is now the order of the day. There is also a strong uprising of movements who are bashing and beating each other down. Children are being abused and confused because their fathers have abandoned them and there are mothers who have left their true calling and have gone after the ways of the world! Our leaders have become too power hungry and have blasphemed the name of God! There is a foul spirit spreading rapidly squeezing the prayer life out of Yahweh’s people, it is a midlife crisis; every abomination is taking place throughout the land!
Where ever you are on your journey you may actually be walking in the midst of a midlife crisis. Your home may be torn up and you have not even gotten a wink of sleep lately so to speak. Your relationship with your spouse and children has become so estranged that you may not remember the last time you had a tender moment with your son or daughter. I hear it resounding; You could be in the middle of a midlife crisis yet it may feel more like a nightmare which will stop as soon as you awaken from sleep but I just stopped by to tell you, you are not having a bad dream but you could be experiencing a midlife crisis! Could it be that you are engaged in a spiritual battle and have been ignoring it for quite some time hoping it would work itself out? Can I tell you? The soldier enlisted on the battlefield and refuses to fight will become a casualty! There is a clarion 911 call for you (me too) to continue to stand in Christ! The Word is speaking from the book of Galatians 5:1
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
Stop crying and pulling out your hair, leave off biting off your nails and worrying about your midlife crisis! The Word is speaking again this time from 1 Peter 1:3-7, (3)
”Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (4)”to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,” (5)”Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (6)”In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,” (7)”that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,”
Listen, while I sat in the women’s meeting on the inside of me there was a battle raging, it felt like the fire was burning up everything within so much so that momentarily I became so consumed by the pain and discomfort, all I wanted to do was scream but my spirit reached out to Abba Father instead. The Word spoke, Psalm 14: 4
”Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call on the LORD?”
For me it was the menopausal hot flashes which caused me to really forget to call upon Jesus and almost succumbed to the heat consuming wave!
What about you? Is what you are walking in feel unbearable? I hear it resounding, “You could be experiencing a midlife crisis!” And just as Abba Father divinely intervened and reminded me to call on the name of Jesus during my midlife crisis, I encourage you to call upon the name of Jesus. Pause for a moment! Take a deep breath in, now breathe out! May the breath of Yahweh transform your entire life with His healing Power to withstand every midlife crisis you will or may encounter and as you move forward in faith and obedience, I hear The Word ringing like a telephone from Philippians 4:13, will you pick up the receiver? If you will declare this;
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
You will make it victoriously through every Midlife Crisis!
If you do not know God the way that Margaret does, here is a suggested prayer:
Dear Father, I need you. I acknowledge that I have sinned against you by directing my own life. I thank you that You have forgiven my sins through Christ’s death on the cross for me. I now invite Christ to again take His place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled, and as You promised in Your Word that You would do if I asked in faith. I pray this in the name of Jesus. As an expression of my faith, I thank You for directing my life and for filling me with the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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