In God’s kingdom, there is almost always a breakdown before a breakthrough. Anytime that God is ready to use us, promote us or take us to higher level, we can almost expect the enemy to fire back–with lies, confusion and discouragement. And it is not uncommon for the enemy to use those closest to us and those we care about most to hurt us.
But the Bible instructs us to, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love” Eph 4:2, NIV. And teaches us that, “it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense” Proverbs 19:11b. For God alone is our vindicator.
My prayer today is that you would help us to understand that we only further delay our own blessings when we attempt to exalt ourselves in the eyes of others. May our lives serve as a living testimony, winning souls for the kingdom by how others see us living, talking, walking and reacting to different situations. For your word teaches us that you will reward us for what we do in private, when we believe no one is looking. We love you Lord and may our lives be pleasing before your eyes. In Jesus’ mighty and precious name we pray ❤️