“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” Proverbs 22:29 KJV
Have you ever felt as if you were spinning your wheels on the wrong car. Or a lot of what you were doing that at one time you loved and just hate. What people give off can be mentally and physically draining if they are concentrating on their actions and what comes out of their mouth. I have definitely dropped the ball there a couple of times. Some people feel as if what you have been blessed with is there’s, but God has a way of letting you know He gave it to you for you. He didn’t give the cake to Elijah and company for the journey, he gave it to Elijah. Remember any laborer is due his wages, so if you are spinning your wheels somewhere, but in a horrible environment find something else. Remember God’s Word says “A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” Proverbs 18:16 (KJV) The gift makes room for YOU, sometimes but not always others, but we know one things for sure it WILL make room for YOU!! So if God has given you a dream or vision be encouraged. God’s timeline is totally different than ours just ask Abraham. In the mean time you can Bible study with a loved one, fast and pray, or study while you’re waiting on it to come to fruition. And always, always labor to improve the gift or skill God has given you. To the man who sat on his talent the Lord was disgusted with him.
You know a tree by its fruit. Now let’s take time to think about what our fruit is. The Word says “Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.” Proverbs 20:11 KJV So if you are the guy or girl that’s always taking advantage of others, that’s what you will be known by. But when we repent and are baptized in Jesus name, Acts 2:38 says that God will give us the gift of the Holy Ghost. Whenever I think of a gift I always think of something nice since God’s ways are not our ways, then His gift of the Holy Ghost is a whole lot nicer. Just to think of how He created this whole world before He created us says a lot about His gifts. Our emotions are a real thing and while the Lord has given us our emotions to help express ourselves. Sometimes the wrong responses say I’m still a babe in Christ while prayerfully leading others to see or discern that their emotions have the best of them should be what we all strive for. We have to be careful in the way we respond to people or as my friend Sis. Lively likes to say “to make sure that we are not reacting to what people are saying.” Are we listening to respond or really listening to hear their hearts. A lot can be understood about a person even if they are complaining when you listen to their tone and watch their body language.
Speaking of fruit there are some evil spirits out there that we should be on guard for. Lust, envy, pride, gluttony and greed just to name a few all have one thing in common and that’s when they’re met with the TRUTH there big brother WRATH likes to show up. And wrath always has anger as a fruit. When you have the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit has you the fruit of God’s spirit shows up in ways to help you win your neighbor and encourage your brother. The Fruit of the Spirit, which is in Galatians 5:22 is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, and temperance which is self control. Now patience truly is a virtue comes from long suffering the right way just helps you see what you should pray for with someone that you are around often, like a spouse or co-worker. Patience is something I’m still working on, but for the ones who don’t possess it at all end up running their own family members to the sick things. It can be tough, but the Bible says to enter God’s courts with praise and his gates with thanksgiving, so instead of approaching God with my complaining spirit that I’ve been dumping all everyone that gets close to me, I should thank God for everything that I DO have. Some people are control freaks and they throw temper tantrum‘s when they can’t control you, remember its the truth that helps our friends if they are truly friends they will repent in their hearts like David did, and if not they will be ready take up stones like they did Steven when he simply just told them the TRUTH. Do you have tissue under your shoe or maybe something in your nose, relax God has your back and will send the right someone along to tell you the truth. The truth is always here to help, but you can’t really get help until you accept the truth. For an overweight person to try to control someone else’s life it’s totally understandable actually. They cannot get the one thing that’s causing so much stress in their lives under control and by default they try to control everything and everyone else around them instead of using all of that energy and focusing it on themselves, which will simply just help.