Last week has been a rough week for me. My faith and character has been tested, and I found myself in this season where I had alot of questions than answers.
It was a season of fear , anxiety ,doubt and it was really uncomfortable. And yes as much as I believe in God, and I know God’s promises over my life, I still find myself in this season sometimes. Where I want to change everything about my life, where I forget that God alone has the power to bring change. Where I judge and don’t want to forgive ,forgetting that I myself I’m not anything close to perfect. Where I focus much on how I want my life to turn out, instead of trusting the one who has the power to turn my life around and still give me peace in the season.
What I found out that even in this season God still has the answers. He still speaks even in this season of uncertainty. We just have to pause pray and listen. And that’s what amazes me about God all the time, his unfailing love for us even in the moments when we feel unworthy, and we feel like drifting apart and just being by ourselves, because of the pressures that life has inflicted on us. Forgetting his promise
As believers ,as children of God ,we are called to create an impact, to influence those God has put around us through the gifts that God has given unto us
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.
Romans 12:4-6 NLT
As we walk and operate in this gifts, it’s very important to have a community of whom we relate to, so that we can share, learn and serve one another through our different gifts. Leading to spiritual growth.
But most of the time we struggle to get the right community. And it’s very important that as we are trying and trusting God to lead us to the right community, we should use our gifts through the guidance of the holy Spirit to impact those that God has put around us, inform of family, friends and even neighbours. So that all the glory may go to God.
We may do this by:
- Offering the right and Godly advice whenever they ask for one, or whenever they share their problem with us. And this needs the help of the holy Spirit. When we are not sure of what to advise them it’s important to ask them if they would love us to pray with them about it.
- Sharing our testimony with them
- Sharing our problems with them too, so that they can relate with us .
- Inviting them to prayers or prayer meetings.
- Telling them the truth when it’s needed as the word of God says
An open rebuke is better than hidden love! Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
Proverbs 27:5-6 NLT
It’s very important to put into practise what the word of God tells us otherwise we will be deceiving ourselves
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.
James 1:22 NLT
Lest I forget it’s important to be aware of the kind of friends we keep
Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”
1 Corinthians 15:33 NLT
Remember our faith is like a baby, that needs to be fed to grow because
faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.
Romans 10:17 NLT
If your friends are not led by the spirit of God, you will know through their character and lifestyle because
You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.
Matthew 7:16-20 NLT
And if we are not careful they are going to Infect us with their character. And drift us away from our faith and from who we are as children of God.
“So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.
Matthew 24:42 NLT
God bless you and guide you as you
Don’t forget we are all called to serve! All for the glory of God!
To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.
Matthew 25:29 NLT