Since all the world is suppose to be a stage then should we not take life cues from the perfect director? Should we not follow all directions, costume ideas and makeup suggestions from Him who knows us best? In today’s world it is easy to get suggestions from the understudy or another actor or actress. But what we really need is to pause and listen to His direction. Sometimes it would be easier to follow others and take the easy way out but real living is not to be easy. He told us that we would face trials, many prophets wrote of their own trials. So that we not only see someone else struggled but to learn how they overcame that trial! If you have read any of my previous posts you will see I don’t hold back on the trials we have faced in our marriage. We have overcome so much and still face issues, as God is always teaching us to rely on Him fully but we are human and we think we know best… You can’t tell me that you never second guessed a decision you were about to make. We all do from time to time and sometimes it feels like nothing is going the way we thought it would but that’s just it we shouldn’t be thinking this isn’t the way this should go we need to stop and say is this the right thing that God wants me to do? When we pause to ask instead of just plowing ahead you maybe surprised at the answers given to you. Take for example I was struggling with loving on someone God put in my path on Sunday. I was like. Great here is some wasted time and I have so much I need to do…you get the picture I was focused on ME, when you do that God will just over power you with a grace gotcha he is always one step or two steps ahead of us! So my gotcha came that night as I was doing a bit of surfing in daily Bible studies I have sent to my email. Right there in black and white were the following verses…
1 John 4 : 13-21
This is how we know that we live in him and he in us. He has given us of his Spirit, and we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother or sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
Profound how HE points out my error yet still love me… How I feel like a fool for not seeing that people in my path on any given day are a blessing and I should love on them, because God blessed me with them for a greater purpose than what I see at that moment in time…it maybe something that is said twenty years down the road but I need to love unconditionally! Thank you Father God for pointing this out to me.
Julie AKA gingham chick