I Want It Now!
DECEMBER 03, 2021
KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Proverbs 3:29-30 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
Blood boils, tempers flare when someone else gets a promotion you have waited for and believe so much you deserve. You work, you try, you plan someday to have this job, then someone else just marches in from nowhere and takes it. For some reason we are just as mad at the person who got the promotion as we are at the one who made what we see as a bad decision to put them there. Mad because someone else got ahead before we did. It may be possible, and even probable, the person was not trying to hurt you. They were simply trying to get ahead in life the same as you. However, this does not seem to matter now, right? You say to yourself, “I am going to be mad at this person anyway.” We get the attitude “I will just stay mad at them and that will teach them to take my job!”
Sound silly? It is. However, it happens all the time. Getting angry with someone and not knowing why, is wrong. Yet many people find themselves with pent-up anger at someone who had no control of a situation. It may also be someone they really do not know. Why do people get this way? There answer most likely will be something like, “I do not know, I just FEEL that way.” Makes a lot of sense doesn’t it.
The Bible tells us not to be this way toward others, nor plan to hurt someone without cause. It is not right. It is not Biblical. It is not godly. Not to mention most other people do not like people with this type of attitude. The fact is others look at people who act this way as small, petty, self-centered, and negative. Sadly, they find themselves alone, unpopular, and often passed up for future advancements because of their bad attitude.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
When God opens the door for another, (especially a brother or a sister in the Lord), do not reject them. Instead, rejoice with them, help, and encourage them. Who knows, they might be your leader some day and be able to help promote you to where God really wanted you to be. Even if that never happens, you receive a blessing just obeying God’s word. He is your leader, and He will be promoting you someday.
GOD TALKING TO ME: DECEMBER 03, 2021
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ezekiel 41, 42 / Psalm 121 / Proverbs 3 / Titus
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Daniel 1-2 / 2 Peter 2
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