“A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them – they’re who they’ve been throughout your whole relationship.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Mistreatment When someone is mistreating you, cheating on you and breaking your heart, they are certainly not the one. No question … this is not truth. When someone walks away, it is not completely your fault. Don’t believe the rhetoric! Infidelity is a conscious decision, so never lose your sense of God, self and truth in the middle of the battle. Their resolution or decision to stop trying was made due to immaturity, lack of spiritual stability, lack of faith or the will of God. It was not entirely you, other than being in the wrong place in life! But don’t you dare blame yourself for what they did! Give yourself some credit. You know when someone is hurting you and when he or she is wrong. You’re not crazy or insecure. You know when you are being hurt. They would have done the same thing to anyone else, out of place. People simply do what they want to do.
Reaping When we sow tares, we might pray for a crop of wheat, but we will not get it. God never changes his laws to make tares come up as wheat, and he never will. The sowing always is and always will be, the “father of reaping.”
Enemies promote us We must thank God for every enemy because enemies help us grow. Some adversity we bring on ourselves, but we must let all adversity, bring us to repentance if necessary and create fuel for us. Enough fuel to move on beyond the climb or the mountain or valley. (God allowed Luis to be very hateful to me, before I could let the marriage go). Some opposition helps us see something we couldn’t see before. We occasionally need a good enemy to push us up, over the top! Enemies make us fight better and make us run us into the arms of the Lord. They are useful. Stop and thank God for your enemies, even if he or she seemed to have done you great harm. Through antagonists and liars, your name will be known in heaven and hell!
David (of the Bible) was made known because Goliath messed with him and Israel. If David never had a foe, he would not have known that he was a warrior and full of faith! The world would have never known of David’s great exploits, without a challenger. His tests were horrendous. It took worlds of faith to overcome but look where his test of adversity got him. David is known overall, as a man after God’s own heart. A man persecuted with suffering and much adversity; but he stood up to God’s enemies. He also repented and turned from his sins quickly. With great remorse, he repented and sincerely mourned over his sins. That is the difference David made for the Glory of God.
David moved on with confidence in His God — while most of us dwell in guilt and stagnation, never forgiving ourselves or seeing the bigger picture. David, put what God thought about him, over man’s feeble opinion.
When we are whole, an enemy will make us fight against darkness, but when your self-concept is blemished; a foe will bring you down and cause you to fight against yourself. We can’t allow adversity to make us fight against ourselves. That would not be from God. (Isaiah 54:17) If and when the time is right, God will deal with your enemies, or not. But, through your enemies you learn what you are made of; especially when the lion and bear come into your camp. Not to worry; in Jesus, we can’t allow adversity to make us fight against ourselves. That would not be from God. (Isaiah 54:17) “No weapon formed against you can prosper and every word spoken against you, you will condemn.”
By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched
around them for seven days. (Hebrews 11:30)
Divorce When you look at our society and see a divorce rate at 55%, we know that something is very wrong with how we are dealing with relationships. Too many relationships fail and cause pain and devastation. They hit the bottom of the Clift with a loud thump! In our hearts, we know that we need more wisdom and insight. Yes, we must pay the price in prayer, time and study to get what we need, if love is going to last.
God speaks softly The wisdom of listening at the gates should be employed in every area of life. Listen … Hear and obey, and you will know the answer. In the days to come you must hear precisely. You must love and wait upon the Lord. You will be patient and listen. Let there be no offence in your heart towards God for any reason. Trust in His love for you.
God speaks in a still small voice but has never lost his voice. He has prepared you for the difficulties of life through His own particular sound. Throughout history God spoke to Adam, Eve, Moses, Samuel, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph and Mary; He also speaks to you. Your God constantly communicates with all His magnificent creation. He offers Himself to you and desires to enter every happening of your life. The light and power of the resurrection is available during every moment of your life.
Listening is a genuine attitude of the heart
God’s whispers help you plant good seeds for the present and eternal life. His whispers speak and show you matters to come. God’s words, dreams and visions are His audio-visual department; designed for your discretion, discernment and foresight. Let Him articulate His love, defense and purpose clearly. Let the presence of His life speak freely through peace, righteousness and joy. Listen for His holy directives. Listen for His words of comfort and courage. Listen well. His whispers are giving you wisdom and shedding light on your path of purpose. Relish the voice of your King. Let every harvest fill you with the goodness that comes from listening entirely to every whisper from God. You deserve a relationship that is worth the value and cost of you!
“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)
He stilled the storm to a whisper. He hushed the waves of the sea.
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind then died down and was completely calm. (Mark 4:39)
‘‘The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by. Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind.
After the wind, there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake – After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire, after the fire came a gentle whisper.” (1 Kings 19:11-12)