Monday, March 30, 2015

I Can't Hear You!

I have a very fiesty aunt, for the sake of privacy, I shall call Aunty Anne (Yes, like the pretzels). When I say fiesty, I mean she was a firecracker and on more than one occassion I have witnessed her pull a troublemaker up by the collar and give them a good talking to.  She bit her tongue for no one and if you weren't rooting for her favorite football team on Sundays than she would kindly (or maybe not so kindly) ask you to remove yourself from her home. However, as fiesty as she is, she is twice as loving and when times get tough, she is the one to pull my family up but the bootstraps and lend a helping hand, a place to go to for a home cooked meal, a laugh or a shoulder to cry on.

A couple of years ago she had decided to begin to search for a church to in order to cultivate a relationshiop with God. To say she had a difficult time adjusting was an understatement. In particular taming the tongue. In the weeks that followed her new found faith, lots of other trouble that I need not mention came knocking at her doorstep. The devil came looking to stir up trouble and he had a merry lot to help him.

One afternoon while scrolling through Facebook, she had posted one of her troubles but amazingly enough handled herself calmy. In the few minutes that it took for me to type up a word of encouragement, it took the enemy less time to have her children, friends and other family members do his bidding. In her posts with so many comments there were only two that gave her a word of encouragement and guidance.

Before I knew it several other posts had stemmed from her trouble and threats were being broadcasted and spreadling like wild fire. It wasnt long before Aunty Anne was letting others have a piece of her mind.

My point is this:
The enemy will try and use ANYONE, especially those have an actual impact on your life (like family and friends) to get you to wander off the path of righteousness and he will waste no time at all in doing so.

Like Peter, the moment we take our eyes off Christ, we begin to drown in non-relevant details, circumstances, doubt and hearsay.

Are their people in your life feeding your doubt or adding to it? Is the enemy using them to get you to speak negatively about your situation? Are they aiding you in cursing yourself with negative talk? Shut them out.

Fix on your eyes on Jesus! Speak life about your situation, to your situation and to others about their situation. Only you can keep yourself from drowning.

FYI: Aunty Anne is has attempted several more times to cultivate a relationship with Christ. Pray that one day her seed will be planted in rich soil and not the rocky ground.



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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this! This truly blessed my heart today especially in light of my weekend where I didn't tame my tongue and let the devil in instead of trusting in God. God bless you and your ministry!

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  2. Thank you Lisa. God bless you as well.

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