Wish Them Well

When we have been hurt by someone, we are quick to get the “well-let-me-show-you” attitude.

That is not what our Father wants from us. Let God exalt you for the wrong others have done to you. Don’t try to retaliate or wish them wrong, but pray for them. God will turn your ashes into beauty, and lift you up in the presence of your enemies.

So don’t wish and pray them hell . . . wish and pray them well.

Matthew 5:43-44 ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

Psalm 23:5 (KJV) – thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

I Got It

There are so many who are trying to figure out God and his works, from the beginning of time, to the end of this world. There are some, who actually believe they got it.

Scripture tells us, that we will never get it. We will never know the works of God, in this life, from the beginning to the end. We will grow in Him, and will learn of him, but we will never know of his works from the beginning to the end.

If you’re one that’s trying to figure out God and his works, from the beginning to the end. . . Stop! You’re not going to know. He has already set our hearts so that we don’t know. How awesome is our God!

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (KJV) – he hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

Move Me

Some people are put in our path just to stir us up. And that may be the only reason they are in our life, at that time.

God doesn’t allow us to be stirred up so things can stay the same, He allows us to be stirred up, so He can move us in the direction he wants us to go.

These workers of iniquity are doing what they are called to do. They don’t know they are, but they are only there for a season. Remember, we aren’t fighting the flesh, but powers.

Ask God, “what are you telling me through this”, and wait for him to reveal the reason. You may not get the answer right away, or while you’re going through it, but He will reveal it to you. 100% of the time, He is moving you in a different direction.

II Corinthians 12:7 (KJV) – and lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

Psalm 125:5 (KJV) – as for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) – to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV) – for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Bless Me Lord

We are weak and fearful individuals, living in the flesh. But we are strong and conquerors, living in the Spirit.

Let your blessings be many, and your disappointments be few, by walking in the Spirit, and not in the flesh.

Matthew 26:41 (KJV) – watch and pray, that he enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

41:10 (KJV) – fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed: for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Galatians 5:16 (KJV) – this I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Hidden Blessings

When things are being stirred up in our lives, and we don’t understand why, and we first see it as something bad. But, have you thought to look at it as a blessing in disguise?

We hold back from change because we want to keep the familiar things just as they are. But what we don’t realize, is they are hidden blessings. We can’t keep things the way they are forever without growing. God wants to stir us up so that he can show us what he has for us. He has something so much bigger than our own dream.

We have to step back and see what God is doing in our lives. He wants us to move forward. We get comfortable, and don’t want to change. But change is what moves us forward to what God wants for us.

When God has given you grace to move forward, the past is never going to be like it used to be, but your future is going to be so much better, if you let Him have his way.

Ephesians 3:20 (KJV) – now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

Philippians 3:13 (KJV) – brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.

I Blame You

We sabotage our own lives, but we blame it on others.

When things are not going exactly like we want, we find a way to get upset and ruin the atmosphere, instead of learning to accept change. We don’t want to be accountable for what went wrong, so we blame everyone else, except ourselves. Remember, we are not perfect people, therefore, we have to blame some, if not all, on ourselves.

When you learn to stop having your way, accept that you just might like what others have to offer. Stop sabotaging your life, by examining yourself, not others. You will begin to make wiser decisions, and your life will reveal itself of God’s peace.

II Corinthians 13:5 (KJV) – examine yourselves, whether he be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know he not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

There’s More Fight In You Then You Think

When we run a race, we practice for that race. In our practice, we are expecting to be the winner or close to it. Therefore, in order to be a winner, we are expecting to finish the race.

In practice, things get tough at times. So tough, there’s a desire to quit. We don’t want our efforts to be in vain — for nothing. Therefore, we must persevere, keep going to win the race and receive the reward.

Such is our lives. When we follow after God, there will be times when we feel we don’t want to do the right thing, and we want to quit. But when we quit, we become a follower of this world. Thank God, He gives us another chance at the race.

Press forward, have faith in God, and let God be your guide. Let Him show you how to finish the race in his strength and not your own. Don’t give up on God. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, because there is a reward waiting for you, if you finish the race. There’s more fight in you, then you think.

Philippians 3:14 (KJV) – I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

II Timothy 4:4-5, 7-8 (KJV) – and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.