Monday, April 30, 2012
Sometimes we are the reason why we get hurt. We decide who we open up to and who we let in our hearts. Foolish decisions have negative consequences. Learn from these mistakes and take your time in opening up next time. Choose wisely next time and stop the vicious cycle of MANY Mr. or Ms. wrongs. Not everyone is worth the key to your heart. ;)
Hurtful words can leave bruises and scars to the heart, just as hits to the physical body can. But as bruises and wounds heal after time on the physical body, SOME hearts will forever bear the after effects of hurtful words. Whether we mean what we say or not, doesn’t matter after the damage has been done. The fact that we allow those thoughts to enter and REMAIN in our hearts is whats most hurtful.
… What you say flows from what is in your heart.- Luke 6:45 #heartcheck
If you were to workout only ONCE a week, you wouldn’t see a difference in your health. Same thing with eating right. If you only ate ONE healthy meal a week, what good would that do? We all know that if we’re serious about making a healthy change with our bodies that it’s a necessity to eat right and work out regularly. This is the same concept with our SPIRIT. Difference is the goal is to trim off FLESH and not weight. Reading your word ONCE a week, getting in prayer ONCE a week is not going to cut it. Your spirit will not grow if you’re not making trying to transition into this Kingdom culture permanently. Stop dieting and making this a lifestyle. Trim off the flesh so your spirit can have room to grow. Your flesh can’t go where God is taking you.
Avoid talking about people when they’re down. Whether you understand why they’re struggling or not isn’t any of your business. If you’re really concerned you’ll pray for them. Sometimes we can get too caught up in discussing the details of someones life and struggle when we have no idea how hard it was for them to simply wake up and get out of bed that morning. Our lack of understanding or reasoning with others struggles, leaves us less than compassionate and borderline cruel with our thoughts and comments of them. Let’s challenge ourselves to push past our limited understanding and perception of things to support them in prayer. Ask God how you can benefit someone who you think may be going through a hard time. Whatever you do, just avoid adding to their pain with hurtful words. Many of us have been misunderstood in the past and as long as others continue to misunderstand us, their words seemed hurtful.
Keep in mind: If you have time to talk about them then you have time to pray for them. Make your words worth being spoken.
The saying “Nobody’s perfect” can have a lot of people becoming complacent with their faults and weaknesses. But this only results in them never striving to change that. Realize your faults so you can address them and be a better you. Ignoring them or refusing to work on them can have you missing out on bettering your relationships and friendships. Afterall, our best relationships are the ones when BOTH are willing to compromise and grow BETTER together.
Obedience is one of the highest forms of love you can show God. The type of obedience where you push past feelings or circumstances to follow through, because you LOVE God more than yourself. When you struggle with fear, trust, faith, and hope it makes you live a life of PARTIAL or COMPLETE disobedience. Those that don’t struggle with these, DON’T because they KNOW God. They’ve taken the time out to actually pick up their cross and follow Him.
God is looking for a people willing to live a life of obedience for Him.
God is looking for a people ON FIRE for Him.