They say the problem begins when we start talking about each other instead of talking to each other.
It’s more of a problem when we start talking for each other, instead of talking with each other.
Assumptions, however right, create one-side solutions to one-side situations.
Stop assuming and ask them.
We live in a world where people want to be happy on your behalf and don’t really care if you are happy.
They can’t imaging you unhappy since they’re happy for you!
For this reason, the push you into things that will make them happy for you.
Note: THESE PEOPLE CARE FOR YOUR HAPPINESS. But do they really CARE ENOUGH TO KNOW IF YOU ARE ACTUALLY HAPPY.
Apply for that job…
Get that education…
Start the relationship…
Fulfill that dream…
Take the trip…
Start the business…
NO MORE EXCUSES.
Excuse will always exist. As long as you are consistent and not procastinating… There is no need to rush your purpose. Get to doing these things, if you understand the reason.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.
Waiting does not necessarily mean staying in one place, from the above scripture, waiting is an action word. The bible verse says, they “shall renew their strength”… waiting does not get you tired if you take it as a noun, but because it is a verb, after the act, your strength must be renewed. Renewed in this context is not just to refresh one’s strength, but an exchange of a person’s strength; as in this case, the Lord’s strength for the individual waiting upon Him. If ever one is to have his strength renewed, then he must wait upon the Lord and nothing else; “but they…”implies that this principle will only be applicable to those within this context. To rely on God allows you infinite access to His strength.
In waiting, you show that you’ve at least enough trust in whom you are waiting on, as the very act of waiting shows you are expectant and have a significant amount of trust that you will not be disappointed. Waiting entails hoping on, looking up too, expecting. In waiting on the Lord, your strength is changed into His and the spirit of endurance is granted unto you. Because waiting on the Lord isn’t passive; your soul, your mind, your body and in general, your entire being must be put into perspective.
Waiting on the Lord means you are actively involved in the understanding of his Word, which allows him to bless you, as stated in Psalm 37:34.
Waiting on the Lord means you are productive in thinking, which allows Him to teach you His truth, as seen in Psalm 25:5.
Waiting on the Lord means you have accepted a single truth and you’re ready to stand firm in it. This allows answers to your prayers; the process of waiting on the Lord allows you to exercise your godly attributes and qualities. Waiting on the Lord for whatsoever might be your case, means you do not lose faith (as that is when it is acted on the most). It also implies that you exercise the spiritual truth written in scripture as regards that situation and he will never disappoint you nor allow you grow weary or faint.
We live in a generation that wants everything now; instant pleasure, instant gratification and immediate significance. Today’s study scripture is a very powerful one as it goes against human believes and the world’s system. It is a tough concept and that is why the benefits there after fall only on those that wait upon the Lord. If you will be obedient to this truth; you “shall mount up with wings as eagles”; reaching high heights without losing sight and soaring to the greatness of God Himself (Ephesians 2:6),“you shall run, and not be weary”; looking up to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith, in whom you can join at the right hand of God (Hebrews 12:1-2), “and you shall walk, and not faint”; because you’ve received Christ and you are in a good place for an eternal walk (Colossians 2:6).
Are you waiting on the Lord for something? Then you must quit worrying and start living in the truth of God’s words as regards that situation because waiting on the Lord is never passive.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”
As a christian youth, i have often struggled with the idea behind understanding one’s purpose. More often than not, i’ve been perplexed with ‘why’ and ‘how’ to accomplish this purpose, even when i seemingly knew what it was.
It can really be frustrating when we do not understand why we exist, or for what purpose we live. It is therefore said that, ‘to know the purpose of something… always ask the manufacturer’, but this has become a cliché. This is because we always talked about it to the hearing of the manufacturer, but never to that point were he has a say in the conversation.
As a christian, i know my creator is God and his manual is the Bible, from experience, i know that it is only in getting God involved that the true definition of our purpose can be revealed.
Get to Know God, seek him and you will find your purpose. You are already on this journey; get God involved.
God bless you
Christianity is not a religion of hate and bitterness. It does not prey on the weak and ‘the so called sinners’.
Salvation cannot be gotten outside Jesus- The world has rejected Jesus and so cannot find salvation except in the Church- it is important to note that we are the church.
Any time we reject a ‘sinner’ from coming to church, we are saying they should go the world and be saved and then come back to Jesus- there is no biblical backing to this school of thought; for only Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Jesus is salvation.
If a ‘sinner’ gets a platform to come to your church and stays long enough and there is still no conviction, then that church might be compromised.
When Jesus touches you, you can never remain the same. The church should never for fear or favour teach people what the ‘want to hear’ instead of what they ‘ought to hear’. By the way- who told you the church can’t grow a people whose ears are open to what the want to hear as what they ought to hear.
The church is a reflection of Jesus- Jesus is love; therefore the church is love.
God bless you as you walk in Love.