The craziest thing happened to me as I was walking across the street…. How often does this happen to you? Life is full of obstacles, tribulations, and trials. Job 14:1 Trouble is germane to the human experience. If we allow them to stop us — well, we will never get to where we need to go. The only way to combat any trouble in our lives is to first have the equipment needed to overcome it. That equipment is found ONLY in the word of God. Your purpose, your direction, your inspiration, your rebuke, your instructions, your EVERYTHING is in the Word. When we meet up with trouble there should be only one question we start by asking ourselves and that is:” WHAT DID I DO??” Yes! Ask yourself- ”What did I do?” Everything we experience is a direct response to something we did! Whether it is because we obeyed the Lord or disobeyed Him. Suffering and/or experiencing hardship can be a direct result of you BEING in the perfect will of God. Matthew 5:10 When you have decided not to compromise His Word at NO cost, you will go through ridicule & judgment among those who you would think should understand, namely the people of God and also you will experience the warfare that would attempt to make you curse God and die! Not to worry … because He has told us in His word that this persecution and trouble that we WILL experience will serve as a mechanism to keep us salty! How? Salt is a preservative, which cannot preserve itself, and as long as what we are going through glorifies Him — well, He will certainly preserve us so that we will remain preservatives in the earth and lights in this dark and dank place.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works (your efforts, your testimony, your life) and glorify your Father, which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 KJV (emphasis mine)
When you find that you are experiencing trouble make sure the trouble qualifies you and not disqualifies you. Instead of brushing off all trouble as irrelevant to your actions please know where the trouble is coming from. You very well may need to repent or rejoice.
Until next time… Stay in His Presence and Be Blessed!
VMarie aka Thr33
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