GOOD SATURDAY MORNING everyone! Or Saturday afternoon, or Saturday evening; I often forget that many of you are reading this around the world and receive this at different times. I appreciate each and every one of you and hope that you continue to grow closer to Jesus every day as a result of His Grace, HIs Love and maybe a little of what I put on here. 🙂
Reaction….I don’t know about all of you but this more than anything gets me in trouble. Someone does something stupid or insulting or evil and my reaction only seems to make things worse. Can anyone relate? This made itself clear the other day when I was doing some self-reflecting on how I can make my current living situation better. Then God laid it out for me and it basically went something like this…
“David, you cant control what they do, but you can control your reaction to them. Instead of focusing on what they do, simply focus on Me and what I ask you to do”
Well I asked for it right? Because of my lack of focus it has been a while since I heard God’s voice but this was definitely crystal clear. I needed to change my perspective and change it quick if I had any hopes of having peace in my current situation.
What about the world? What about the current situation concerning abortion and other hot topics that we has believers are enraged about? I ask you the same question I asked myself about my current living situation; is our reaction to the world brining people closer to God or driving them further away? Is that not why we are here to bring people to Jesus? Do we think that berating them and saying how evil they are is going to accomplish that?
I include my self in this my friends, very much so…I see these images of aborted babies and it makes me SO mad! However, even with this evil, there is hope for these people. Hope that can only be found through Jesus Christ! Again, I ask, is our reaction leading them to Him or driving them away?
Yes we must stand up for what is right but we can still do that in love..
It’s hard to do but we all need to listen to the message God gave me because it applies to all of us…”You can’t control what the opposition does,but you can control your reaction to them. Focus on Me and what I ask you to do.…”
Have a blessed Saturday my friends!