People are put in our lives for many reasons and sometimes we need to love them even if they are thorns in our side. Jesus says,” It is easy to love a person who loves you back, but much harder to love your enemy“. We are supposed to love those who hate us. That’s right love them back to Christ whether you get along, or not. People need people.
Love them back to Christ…don’t hate them! How can God‘s spirit possibly be a part of your being if you’re hating? Aren’t you suppose to be your brother‘s and/or sister’s keeper, and aren’t they suppose to be yours? Seriously when a person comes to you for your help what do you do? If and elderly person needs a young persons help how do you respond? You can either ignore them, lead them into a ditch, leave them alone, or lead them back to God’s pathways.
Nowadays people develop relationships with an attitude of what can you give me, or do for me? This is a very dangerous mindset, In my opinion, because you could be sacrificing the deepest love, or friendship you can ever imagine, If your basing all your friendships by what a person can bring to your table. It’s a sad affair, or mindset to be In, because everyone loses at the end.
What’s a world filled with greedy people who only value friendships for their material gain? No man/woman is meant to be an island standing alone, all on their own. That’s why from time to time some of us need to go back and be reminded how people use to treat each other like their own brother’s, or sister’s.
Some of us have lost our touch, focus, and faith in what God will do for us through these new friendships we make. May be some of us do need to go back to His original plan and purpose for our lives, instead of worrying about who will be our next benefactor in our new relationships. God is your primary provider and benefactor… We all should seek Him and stop chasing after your own values so that our love life’s will become spiritually richer, then everything else will be added to you!
May be we all should take a moment to exam our hearts each time we meet a new friend to find out why we really want to befriend them in the first place. What are your thoughts?
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When God decides to make changes in your life it can mean great things are getting ready to occur even though you may not be feeling so great. You just have to move your I feel-ism feelings out-of-the-way and trust in Him to take care of your needs. Most of us are familiar with the famous bible scripture, “God will never leave you nor forsake you.” When you feel like your life’s comfort zone are changing call on the name of the LORD. He is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10.
Being in the dark about what’s happening to you is no fun at all, that’s why God’s wants you to see things from His perspective. His 20/20 visions keeps your mind eye’s from your blind spot, and helps you to feel strong and courageous. Deuteronomy 3 1:6, Do not be afraid or terrified because of change for the LORD your God is with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
I still recall as if it were yesterday a major change in Sophia’s life. She had a drug problem so bad that her drug habit came before everything in her life. She stop caring about everything. She lost everything also: her children, her house, her morals, and her job… The only thing she had going for her was her belief in God, And if it wasn’t for her faith in God she would not had been able to overcome her drug addiction. Many of us know without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverb 3:5 then you will be ready when the storms come into your life. A storm is nothing more than a blessing waiting to manifest in your life. A tree that’s planted by the water grows continually. Trees planted near water still go through stormy weather. Storms are God’s way of cleaning out your spiritual closet from all that emotional baggage that’s weighing you down.
When God’s ready to promote you some major life changes may have to be made. O’God Create in me a clean heart, and make me into the person you want me to be. Of course, you may be comfortable with the way things are in your life, or may be your ready for a change. What ever your feelings are…don’t allow the three D’s, disappointment, depression, and discouragement to get you down. You can attempt to drag your feet, stand still, whine, and complain all you want, but God will still change you. Change is Inevitable! You may not want to go back to the way it use to be!
It could be a change in career move that has been weighing you down, or a change in a destructive relationship. You can look at it as a loss, or as if you’re in between your blessings”, for what God is getting ready to do in your life. You have to know and believe that God has already prepared you for this new change…. “He has prepared a table in the presence of your enemy’s and has anointed your head with oil.” In other words your already emotionally prepared to weather this storm. You just have to trust in God and start exercising your faith muscle. You don’t have to rely on your own understanding. You can depend on God to see you through. Change can be great, but change is never easy. You fight to hold on, or you fight to let go… Continue reading
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