My Testimony and My Story - Douglas P. Scott
Growing up in a family with a poor relationship with my Father especially in my teens, and not experiencing a lot of demonstrable love ---as a young man I had anger issues, much insecurity, anxiety, worry and fear. I also had a lot of negativity, self hatred and rejection towards myself and much negativity and judgment towards others. Over the years God delivered me and I have many testimonies of His goodness and grace in my life bringing me to a place of peace, life and security in Him. One of my major core lies ingrained into me through mainly my dad's abuse was that there was something wrong with me and this gave me a tendency to be timid and intimidated by others. Over the years God was sooo patient with me as He healed my heart and taught me how to help others struggling with an orphan heart. The good news is that Jesus says he will not leave us as orphans but will come to us and we will become one with Him in God. (Jn 14:18,20). Over and over through the years God would encourage me to get my eyes off my weaknesses and to put my eyes on Him --- realizing that now I had a life coach living inside and the life I now lived I lived in the faith of the Son of God (Gal 2:20). He would encourage me from 1 Corinthians chp. 1 where Paul talks about how he actually chooses the weak things the despised people to serve Him with a mighty calling as we completely trust Christ our redemption, wisdom, only righteousness. And what a calling to " katargeo" (render inoperative/ useless) the worldly wisdom of the enemy through the ministry of the Gospel and prayer. ( 1 Cor 1:19,28; 1cor 2:6) The God of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers but the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for the tearing down of strongholfs casting down imaginations and every proud thing that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. ( 2 Cor 10:4,5) What an honor to be chosen for such a task as this.
Continued: Hebrews 2:14 intimates that through His death on the cross Jesus katargeo'd ( Ko'd) the devil and rendered him powerless, useless. God wants to use nobodies like myself ordinary men and women ( boys and girls) broken but healed who know who they are in Christ enforcing ( bringing into time and space; now time) what Jesus won on the cross through the gospel and power if the Spirit. Glory!!! Enabling people to be saved ( sozo) A Greek word that means to make whole and bring to a protected place of security & peace ( Jh 3:17) Only in Christ!!