There are many believers who spent their energy fighting their battle the wrong way and when they win, they learned the victory is useless. When you start seeing your colleague or neighbor as your enemy, then, something is wrong with your faith. Of a truth, there are people who are difficult to work with or live next to but that does not mean you start fighting them physically.
Christ gave us a potent strategy to fight the enemy. Bless those who curse you and love your neighbour like yourself. Cursing or strategizing how to hurt back those who hurt us will only do our relationship with God more damage. When our ways please God, those who suppose to be blocking our progress will be the one championing our way to the top.
Don’t allow bitterness or hatred to inform your relationship with people, rather live peaceably and lovingly with all people!
Oyeniyi Peace Taiwo
Date: January 13, 2018
Topic: Focus on Being
Acts 17:28 “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”
Wisdom is applying knowledge effectively. Whereas it is important to know whom God calls us, it is more important that we know how to be just that. As this text clearly states, our being can only exist in and with God, just like there is no river without a source.
God certainly invested so much into you to make you what He wants you to be. When you realize this, you need to make conscious and deliberate efforts towards living up to that standard. Be who God calls you!
Talk to God: Dear Lord, give me enablement to live up to your standard for me in Jesus name, amen.