Since I answered God’s call to serve him and to stand in the gap for His people, it has been persecution including from my household. That of my house Is understandable that it is the tactic of the enemy so that I will not be able to focus on what God has called me to do. However, that doesn’t bother me a bit because Jesus Christ says in John chapter 15:20
“Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they would also persecute you. If they kept my word, they would also keep yours.”
Based on this truth I have concluded that absolutely nothing can stop me from carrying out the assignments God has given to me.
What If People Think You’re Out of Your Mind? It Is Normal Jesus Family did the same. You Have to Get Over it.
“When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebub! Mark 3:21-22.
The teachers of the law will do anything to stop the truth.
However, Whatever anyone says concerning you or your assignment is none of your business; your focus should be on completing your task and still keep the Faith in Christ.
What are my choices?
1. Focus on Revealing the Truth
2. Return to coasting along.
Returning to your old ways of lies would be a wrong choice anyway, but it’s allowed if feel you don’t want to lose your life. Why? Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62.
Going with enthusiasm in the way of Christ and continue wreaking havoc on the kingdom of the devil will be your best choice. As for me The day the enemy lost control over me was the day Christ took over my life.
How do you perceive yourself? The Scripture says He that is with you is greater than he that is in the world.
Sometimes ago I was praying, and the Lord said to me “though you may think that everything is going contrary to what I have told you, however, do not be confuse stay with your conviction in me.” 1 John 4:4 Says, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
Does that sound like assurance? Yes, it is. We need God assurance and His grace in every one of Our steps.
Some time ago the Lord said to me, “my son I want you to be still, pay more attention to me this morning than ever before. I want to show you something that will encourage you more in your assignment”. Without delay, I left everything I was doing upstairs, came downstairs in the living room.
• First thing I recorded that morning was my wife came downstairs about to leave for her business, She asked me a question, ‘’why can’t you turn on the lights instead of you sitting in the dark’’? Honestly, I do not see myself sitting in the dark; the way she perceived my situation in the living room doesn’t represent my case in any way. Where I seated that day, I could write a message clearly without omission of any word, that is how lighted the place was to me.
How do you perceive yourself? Do you see yourself with people’s mirror or God’s mirror?
• The second thing that I recorded that morning was my wife came back inside to notify me of a previously informed “problem” on her vehicle, which was not a problem at all, because the car has an onboard alert system if at all such problem occurs. I asked her, is there any alert shown on the dashboard panel? She said no. Also, we carried out a necessary checkup physically to avoid doubt which also proved that the said problem was invalid. But for one reason or the other, my wife’s mind couldn’t reset to no problem status.
Learn how to reset your mind sensitivity alert once you’ve done the necessary.
Thinking about senses, our senses are there mainly to alert us of, especially imminent danger. However, we need to learn also how to reset it back to its original state once the threat is being averted.
Someone has earlier set my wife’s’ mind sensitivity alert to a “problem,” and she doesn’t know how to reset her mind back to normal once we jointly found out that the problem was invalid.
Example: Let’s look at ”a short while ago scenario.
Jesus disciples were stocked on previous information in John 11: 7 and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.” 8 “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?” 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who Walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. 10 It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”
In another word, Jesus said to them stop seeing the situation of yesterday as if it will remain forever; all problems have an expiration date. This simple mistake will always cause fear in our lives, except we have the leading of the HOLY SPIRIT.
Don’t we have right to be afraid when the situation looks scary and genuine?
Of course yes, we do it’s in human nature to be afraid, but as a child of God, we should not!
Why? The word of God tells us that “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7.
Information, Revelation, or Advice is to bring our attention to something, especially if something is not going right, and there is the possibility of danger. However, as a believer, we have what it takes to take action and destroy every fiery darts of the devil.
• The right thing for any man or woman of wisdom or a child of God is to first of all pray.
• Then carry out checkup based on the information we received and make necessary corrections if it is needed. The word of God says “Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light.”
You may notice that I said if it is needed, the reason is, at times it might be that what others perceived, you have authentic information concerning that issue, if that is the case then there is no cause for you to be alarmed. Every child of God also has an alert system called the Holy Spirit.
Every time we’re afraid, it’s a signal that something is not right and it could be something that we already have prior knowledge of that we ignore the warning. Or maybe we just gave a window dressing solution at that time.
If you’re the type that is familiar with scriptures, you might have read similar things that happened in the life of King Saul. In the book of 1 Samuel chapter 15, everybody was giving Saul praises, except God Almighty. Why? Because Saul refused to obey the word of God in details.
The prophet Samuel brought that issue to Saul’s attention, but Saul shifted Samuel’s focus away to worship.
“Saul replied, “I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God.” So Samuel went back with Saul, and Saul worshiped the Lord. 1 Samuel 15:30-31.
God’s sent a warning to Saul, but Saul window dressed the warning for “worship.” Really! How could Saul act so foolishly? Well, the reason was best known to him. But what I know is, from that moment peace eludes King Saul, and he ended up lost the unmerited kingdom blessing that supposed to last for him, and he destroyed his next generation.
When the Almighty God becomes Samuel’s God in the eyes of Saul that is an excellent signal of insensitivity. Saul attention was on self, praises, and accolades he was receiving from his people, but he entirely relegated God to nothing.
I pray that we will not be like Saul in the name of Jesus.
Lesson: The Lord said to me, Son no matter the oppositions do not be distracted, focus on the assignment I have given to you. And do it as I have commanded you even if it comes to death you must boldly and prayerfully stand on your conviction of me.
Children of God, What is God telling you?
Obey His instructions, Stick with it, knowing well that God is with you Always.