Bringing God into the Equation:
Give your best in spite of the difficulty of how things may seem sometimes. God did not tell you that once you have decided to serve him your way would be without challenges. He told you that he would be with you always. He also told you to fear not. In some fashion he told you to do the work of the ministry. Now there are some that feel they should deviate this course to avenge all unrighteousness however let me encourage you today by reminding you that we are not in a world left to our own devices. God is in fact amongst us and actively involved...
beyond our perceptions sometimes. Your faith is a gift from God. It is not delusional and has purpose. Apply it in prayer through actions that glorify him, through patience doing what is right, honorable, and just. Fasting is sometimes in order when dealing with devilish mindsets.
Beyond this life there is another in which we will have to give an account for our actions. My prayer is that our actions would be found pleasing in God's sight. Forgive, pray about how to handle it, act as beacon towards Christ. Some confusion and drama comes from pint up hate and self loathing. Some people don't know how to release themselves from these places of torment. In spite of the torments. God is creating a method from which to reach them through your hand. (Your actions however subtle or direct have meaning) God is at work in the background...if things need to be addressed do it God's way. But do not take God out of the equation...equally know your place...somethings are for one believer in Christ to handle and others are for many believers in Christ to address simultaneously. Know your place and walk well your journey. God is in the midst for he it is that moves mountains, he that bestows favor, he that grants pardon, he that invokes blessing. His power is not limited to your hands but does involve them through your compliance and collaboration with other believers.
Now...what do you have to pray about.....God is listening...
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Calvin L. Smith, MA, LPC
Calvin is a licensed Christian Counselor. He received his first masters degree in Christian Counseling from Oral Roberts University.
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