I was recently faced with a situation that I was aware of, but chose to ignore. It could have really bothered me. I chose to do my very best to not worry about. No one was being hurt. I just questioned a decision that was made, or honestly had not even been made yet. It was the kind of thing that crept into my thoughts every now and then. I always just pushed it back out.
Then it came at me front and center….to the point where other people were asking me about it. So, what was I supposed to do? Lie? say it didn’t bother me? or just brush it off and pray for the best? Close my eyes and hope that it goes away?
This is what I chose to do-
I knew that those in charge were making the necessary decisions. I asked a few very close friends….
Not untrustworthy individuals.
I asked people that have held me up in prayer before and that I have prayed for myself…people that give of themselves and have proven to be hardworking and obediant to God. I asked them to pray for me. I asked them to pray for God’s will to be done and that I would have peace. I asked them to pray that I would not allow something this little to form anger or bitterness that would take root in my heart.
My family is too precious. My calling is too time sensitive.
I have always believed that one of satan’s biggest weapons is distraction. we get so worked up and distracted by little things that hold no weight in the realm of eternity. we often allow those things to wreck us. why in the world would the enemy have to totally destroy you if he can just distract you and have the same results? we are distracted by busyness and perfection. we are distracted by material possessions and wealth. we are distracted with popularity and self worth. Quite honestly, we can be distracted by the poor decisions that other people make. These things consume our thoughts and over time we find ourselves completely unsatisfied.
We used to call ourselves blessed. At one time, we felt so honored to be serving God and nothing else mattered. Now all of a sudden we wonder why things aren’t going according to our own selfish desires and we become bitter.
Guard you heart, friends.
Don’t allow pride, bitterness or anger to creep in and wreck you. if you give it room in your heart and mind, it will eventually destroy you.
We face circumstances all of the time that might leave us feeling those negative emotions. Take a moment to consider the importance. If it is a big deal, speak to authorities over you and address the situation in a Biblical way. if not, squash the drama. don’t dwell on it. don’t gossip about it. don’t make vague social media posts dancing around it. Don’t allow it to take root in your heart.
Trust that God has you. He holds you in the palm of His hand. He knows your coming & your going and the desires of your heart. He knows what you can handle and what will break you.
Walk in your calling and trust Him completely.
I have a plaque hanging in our home that reads, “write your hurts in the sand and carve your blessings in the stone”.
Hold on to the good and plant those seeds in your life. Nurture the blessings and friendships. don’t let drama creep in and take root.
whatever you choose to plant, is what will eventually grow.