Don’t let the world burn you out. When you become serious about God, He gives you new vision so you no longer look at the things of the world and find them cute, funny, or entertaining. In fact, they can began to grieve your spirit in such a way that the enemy will use this to push you into a religion judgmental bitter attitude which hardens your heart toward the very people God has sent you to serve. It is the sinners God sends His disciples to heal, share the good news, and help and even when they rebuke you and you see the soil is hard or their hearts are hard…it is not our place to pass judgment and become angry. I am guilty of this myself.
God reminded me of my own time in the world and how many people I offended with my conduct and actions… how many time I threw caution and salvation to the wind and indulged in the flesh and sinful ways without shame or remorse…in fact I would gloat about it… so, as He so gently reminded me….don’t be so quick to get up on your high horse looking down on those who won’t heed the words God sends to others, it took Him quite a long time to get me out of the world and there is still work being done to clean me up so who am I to judge how quickly someone else is growing or their actions?
We just need to focus on being obedient and doing the work God called us to do. We may not see it in the natural but seeds are being planted and sometimes, it takes a while to sprout…sometimes people have to go through things before they sprout…. sometimes, people will go to the depths of [what seems to be] hell and back before the seed can sprout…and then there are those who just aren’t good soil at all but they still need to hear the word so it can never be said “I didn’t know”. This is not to say that you need to surround yourself with those you know aren’t doing right- rather, you should spend all the more time in prayer for them and being obedient to any form of service God requires you to give that person.. be it by His Word (through you) or Deeds. We are called to LOVE….don’t let the enemy use your love for God against you…..this is how people end up becoming those people God talks about in Isaiah 29:13
“The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.” Selah.
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