Do you think one ever REALLY knows just how their words or actions affect others? I believe there is an opportunity to. I believe the Holy Spirit will reveal to an individual what their words or deeds did to the heart of another, if one is willing to allow Him to do so.
Of course this means believing. This means laying down one’s pride and preconceived notions at the foot of the cross and possessing a willingness to be shown. It requires an aspiration to truly love God and love others, more than ourselves. It requires spending time in His presence - through prayer and the Word.
But what happens in those situations where one believes they have done just that, and everything “back fires”? You know, those scenarios where four plus four does not equal eight? What does one do then?
Is this time to distance one’s self from God, for fear He might not know what He is doing? Is this the time to fabricate a situation that appears to have all the variables that will yield a “perfect” solution? Or is this the time to completely remove God from the equation all together? No. Because when one removes the one Variable that will provide the ONLY solution, we are operating in the flesh. Believers are called to be led by the Spirit. This is the only way the Lord’s fruits can be witnessed and enjoyed in the earth, and allow His will to come to pass.
“But it doesn’t make sense!” one may say. It doesn’t have to. God is the only one who knows what, when and where the next step needs to be taken, in order for His will to be known and experienced. He is the all-knowing One, mankind is not. Situations may never fully be understood; all the pieces may not fit into one picturesque puzzle. But God will honor the one who continues to look to Him for direction.
God will provide the strength to take the next step, and He will be the one to sustain the individual throughout the journey begun from that step. Even if the journey ahead may cause one to look a fool to the outside world, God will provide peace and shelter from the ridicule and lack of wisdom others may or may not display.
Today is a day to be encouraged and to look to Christ even more. He knows what is next, and He ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS has His best waiting just ahead. We just have to trust Him.
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