DON’T LEAVE THAT TAXI!

I looked out at the cars before me…how on earth could there be traffic where there was none just few minutes ago, and my late self was stuck right in the middle of it – I was bound to miss the bus!

I fussed, fumed, prayed and all, the only thing I could not do was turn into a pillar of salt-That’s what waiting does right? Keeps us right where we don’t want to be.

You know what, it took some minutes for me to keep fuming, some more minutes to take out my purse, take some notes and coins out of it and some minutes more to hand it over to the dear driver.

But the minute I opened the door and stepped out in one fluid motion, the traffic gave out…(kr!!)

The cars started moving….and before I could say jack. The taxi was wheezing past the bus stop I wanted to be…imagine the look on my face..

“You just had to be a ‘minute’ more patient.”

“I bet You couldn’t resist this lesson Lord”

Most times in our lives, our stuck situations are about to loosen up, things are just about to get real better, our lives are about to move real smoothly…till we jinx it up  with our impatience!

Wait!!

Learn to Wait!!!

I must confess waiting comes with the most uncomfortable feeling of stagnant,delay and despair, but this is where you are stretched and molded in the believing, trusting Christian the Lord seeks.

It’s bound to look helpless and feel like the world is moving on without you and passing you by…

But I know one thing that does not move nor pass away – the Word of GOD

and He says ‘Though it may tarry….(Habakkuk 2:3) and ‘Do not be anxious for anything..(Philippians 4:6) for He the Lord will fix that need..(Philippians 4:19)

All things will work for your good…

The appointed time is coming…that delay in your expectations and dreams is to help you value that blessing or that change you so desire…and oh, it is coming. Just around the bend…

Don’t get out of your waiting area for a quick fix…

Don’t leave that Taxi!!

 

Till next time,

Chayil said it….

 

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LOVE YOUR ENEMIES

Loving our enemies is perhaps one of the most unrealistic things Jesus asked us to do..

Scanning the enemy database: who to love?

The guy who cheated on you and run away with your best friend,leaving you at the altar ?

The lady who said all those horrible things about you and is always scheming to get you into trouble?

The person that despises you for no solid reason?

That person you so wish something bad would happen to?

who to love?

Well, no one said doing what the Lord wills was going to be easy…

You will need to be a professional Christian for this one…

Don’t pray to God to eliminate your enemies because, Spoiler Alert! He put them there in the first place.!!

He put the Israelites into captivity in Babylon and asked them to pray for and seek the good will and peace of the Babylonians. Their captors! Why? Because their peace depended on the peace of their enemies…PRAY FOR YOUR ENEMIES (Jeremiah 29:1-7)

Realize how hating them, plotting against them or secretly loathing gives you more emotional exhaustion and heartache than you can bear?

Here how to do it..

Greet them

Do good to them (Luke 6:27)

Refuse to speak evil of them (Luke 6:58)

Thank God for them

AND ask that they be blessed.. When they are doing well, you are better off…

David refuse to kill Saul, even when he got his chance..He called him Anointed…YOUR ENEMY IS ANOINTED BY GOD to function!..seriously..

Joseph needed his enemies to work out God’s plan for his life(1 Samuel 24:4-6,16-17;26:7-10)

Paul needed his ‘thorn’ to explore sufficient grace (1 Corinthians 12:7-9)

Jesus could had smacked the devil ‘straight outta Judas’ but this enemy (Judas) was necessary for God’s purpose of salvation.

So next time when you tempted to set your enemies on fire with some blows and spiritual fire bolts, try asking the Lord to love them through you…surely there will be remnants of that Love in your heart.

Besides, you will need those ‘enemies’ when God sets your table…its not that easy to recruit new spectators for your glorious table setting..(Psalms 23:5a)

Till we meet again..

Chayilsaidit