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Real Relationships bring you prosperity!
We Christians have a saying.... YES LORD! YES Lord we say YES! What a fun saying to say.... surrender, trust, depth of Him, a knowing of Heaven's reality, surrendering to Him, to the unknown. BUT do we really know and understand what this entails?
I don't know about you but when I am saying YES LORD I am not thinking about the future relationship I may have to give up, the tv show God may ask me to stop watching, the hours to give in writing or the food I need to add to my diet.
Too many times I have seen Christians say this and then run away as they come against the very thing they said YES to! Let me give an example.
For instance, you say "YES LORD use me at this church". Then your leader, all of a sudden becomes human, (what?!?) and wounds you. They forget your phone call, they didn't say yes to your request, they didn't let you bring your ministry to the congregation.... the most famous one is, they aren't doing what you think they should be doing.... so you RUN AWAY, you ABANDON, you FORSAKE and make an excuse... ahem I am sorry I mean, ACCUSE... :) and then run away.
During this, we may not take time to understand our emotions...what's speaking... our enemy or God? I mean, if God brought you to "it" (church, person, ministry, relationship, job etc.) why would he be shocked and say "oops, I had no clue this would happen", "I made a mistake you should just ABANDON my people, I mean these people", "They hurt you, so it's okay." Seriously is this our God? Is this your God? Would you want to be abandoned when you failed or have someone run away from something that was created to be your biggest blessing?
So what does saying YES actually mean? In my opinion it is
-letting go of Selfish desires; desires you may have
-letting OTHERS go HIGHER in the position you "know" or felt is a great fit for you
-NOT running from the pain; FACING IT!
-NOT running FROM THE PAIN; FACING IT!
did I say -NOT RUNNING FROM THE PAIN AND FACING IT!
Seriously, I am so going through this. I have many times in my walk. As a pioneer the Lord sets me in places of "new beginnings" to pour out into someone else's dream. Into the people He connects me with. But then, there seems to come a time..... where some form of "separation" happens.... for those that know me and know my heart for relationships, well you might as well just yank my flipping heart out of my dang body! Cause IT SUCKS! lol just so you know!
So what should we do in this?!?! What do we do when we have said YES and the going smoothly, gets TOUGH. We HAVE TO REMEMBER! We MUST keep what HE SAID at the beginning of this particular journey. What did HE say we were to do? What words have came during this time? What words are in your treasure chest (journal) about you and your life?
I can almost bet you, it's not "RUN AWAY" "FLEE" "OH CRAP your stuck!" "Now you have to MAKE something happen!" nor does he say "RUN FROM YOUR ENEMIES?!?!" lol NO WAY! If we are to love our enemies, how come we make someone in our church/ministry, our enemy (bc they mistreated us) but we don't LOVE on them... we run from them and create another ministry or church?! Then we say, oh it's okay God released me..... (another blog to go into this one)
Now lets look at what we can do:
1. Get your mind back on the battle to win. You are here to REVEAL HIM and know Him known. So do that daily in your hardship! Do that with the people in your place right now of influence... bathroom cleaner? YES, you influence your team lead and the guests that attend, etc.
2. KEEP SAYING YES! Don't turn your yes into no because it's hard! You FIGHT to OVERCOME!
3. Get the EYES OF JESUS! Ask to see them as HE does. IF the person who "hurt" you truly is wrong, then sow seeds of truth and love. Communicate if possible and PRAY! Spiritual impact is much bigger than our mouths! (side note: do not trust yourself fully when you are hurt. lots to say here, but not for now.)
So lets keep our yes a yes and not run to NOOOO when we are hurt, sad, mad or confused. Fight through it. Get understanding. Gain wisdom... Say YES. You CAN do it!
JUST SAY YES!
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This blog is written in hopes to inspire you to be an amazing YOU! To be real, honest, loving and kind. First to YOURSELF and then to others!