Everyday people personally decide how they will or will not be treated. However, many do not add to their equation, their own faults and hang-ups. A compelling fact, if you demand perfection, you must exemplify how that looks (Ps. 37:37). Expectations with no sacrifice breaths a Pharisee mentality (Mat. 15:8). Lasted checked, if you can’t rule You, don’t expect to Rule: period—Amen (1 Tim. 3:5).
It brings light to the expression, ‘Do as I say, not as I Do’… If I could also explore this fact; kids learn what they see and hear. So, if you are doing anything other than edifying, you are causing mayhem. Put like this, ‘I can’t hear what you are saying, from watching what you are doing’ (2 Tim. 3:7).
Tearing down others for personal elevation does not honor God (1 Thess. 5:11). The Pharisee or the giant in each of us must be conquered (Heb. 12:1). Righteously speaking, it must die. It is anything that takes priority over God. It denies one of personal accountability. It imparts the knowledge; the crucifier is the victim. In all essences, it exemplifies a lack of maturity. Yes, it is easy to look at people coming against us and want to lash out at them, but it’s the demonic, spiritual forces at play, in, around, and even through them that we must battle (Cor. 10:3-4). Battles comes in many forms, but we can choose how to deal with them (1 Pet. 5:8).
Maturity comes when you understand, it is not necessary for one to prove they are right, but they are able to accept God’s timing (2 Pet. 3:8-9). Maturity is simply understanding your place in God and willing to wait on your Due Season (Lk. 12:42). Maturity is proven when you can be still and know (Ps. 46:10). Even in the midst of total chaos. Be encouraged with this knowledge; the provisions of God are eternal (Philp. 4:19).
While we wait, it becomes our responsibility to send a word, prayer, or encouragement to our fellow soldiers, when face to face is not possible (2 Cor. 10:5). When you can’t be there, send a word… one that edifies, not destroy (Jer. 1:12). It’s time to love life in Jesus Christ, our hope of glory (Col. 1:24-29).
I am a true renaissance, who is passionate about Jesus Christ; a Welterweight Fighter for the Kingdom’s sake. An Azar for the Lord, one who ministers, listens, encourage, teach, pray; one who is not afraid to stand in the gap on the behalf of others. I am an evangelist on a mission to become what is needed to win souls unto Jesus Christ.