You can’t lie…scheme…. sneak…and scam….or do things that purposefully hurt/mislead someone and expect the blessings of God to fall on you. It doesn’t work that way.
Pettiness (and/or being an a-hole)…though funny (at times)…is not a quality that should be celebrated or cultivated in the hearts of those claiming to follow God.
If you retaliate every time you feel wronged or get upset….you’re not walking in God’s love and your retaliation will fall back on your own head…or the heads of your children.
If you’re sharing negative information about someone behind their backs…it’s gossip and it’s not blessed. Your tongue is hindering your spiritual walk. Tame it or continue reap the consequences.
If you constantly stir up drama between people…don’t EVER ask why you have no peace. Peace and drama cannot coexist.
If you have animosity in your heart for someone but you smile in their faces…and talk negativity about them when they aren’t around….you need a heart check….God isn’t in that.
If you can’t ever be genuinely happy for someone else’s happiness/success/blessing because you don’t have that same blessing… check your heart. Those with a heart for God can rejoice in other’s blessings – even in the midst of their own storm.
Some of us wonder why we have yet to see our breakthrough…others wonder why we don’t see he power of God in our lives…it ALWAYS has to do with what’s going on in your heart.
Check your heart…..that’s where you’ll find what’s hindering your walk.
“…live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3: 8-9
“…many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.” Phillippians 3:18-19
“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see YHVH.” Hebrew 12:14