God operates exactly how He wants to. It is not for us to truly understand His rhyme or reason. I can remember when I first started to read the Bible and it would say, “thus said the Lord”…I understood that was the end all to be all. Point blank He is the Alpha and Omega. Now I guess I’m going to put the disclaimer out there now…this will be like a mini sermon so I’m just talking about…what I’m talking about.
It’s funny how we as people claim we know our purpose in life…the vision that God has set for us…but when it is time for that vision to become reality…we flee from what we know. Why is it that when it is all good we wanna thank God initially…then when it goes takes a turn for what it seems to be “the worst” we are stuck with our face to the ground calling on Him. It’s because we as people have learned the custom of consistently being inconsistent. We need to pray for Him through the good and the bad…magnify and glorify His name.
Its funny how we allow people to take us out of our element. It is so easy for us as people to “lose our religion” when we get around certain folks. We allow others to dictate the calling that God has over our lives. God has called us to minister and evangelize…but the moment we get to work…school…practice…anywhere outside our “Godly enviroment”…we tend to filter what we say. We start to conform to others. Why is it that we won’t curse in certain places…but the moment we get somewhere seculiar its a wrap. Because it is excepted practice I guess. Ever wondered why we get what we got…its because we do what we done. Ever wondered why or why not certain things happen to us? Many times it is because we filter ourselves from our true purpose around people…SO GOD FILTERS HIS BLESSINGS! God is not a coffee pot filter. The thing is we filter so much around people it’s crazy. Revelation 3:15-16 states…”15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” We can’t straddle the fence people. The word spue is so deep. Spue means to vomit, expel or eject from one’s mouth. Do you want God to expel or eject you from His mouth? To vomit out…when I think of vommiting…I can only imagine spitting out something that didn’t agree with my stomach and having it dwell with the nastiest of things…i.e. Hell!
It’s funny how we have to watch what we say around certain people. You don’t wanna offend people with your Godly views…or don’t wanna seem like a “bible thumper”. Mark 8:38 states…Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” I’m telling you…if you don’t believe that…whew!
It’s funny how we want others to forgive us…but we wont truly forgive them when it is our term…and we wonder why we get certain things. It’s because you have filtered your forgiveness, so God had filtered His blessings. Forgiveness is a way of life. I’m not telling you to be stupid or foolish by placing yourself in the same positions…but I’m telling you to forgive. Everyone makes mistakes…this is evident because we are all carnal beings…but that doesn’t mean we have to accept carnal ways.
All I’m simply saying is that when we think we are consistent…are we really? Why is it so hard to do the right thing around the wrong people? We concentrate so much on being accepted here on earth then our acceptance into Heaven. Everything here is only temporary. It’s materialistic…it will come and go…just like this flesh…it will pass. But our spirit is forever. Will we allow our spirit to suffer because we want our flesh to be accepted?