Good morning beautiful people! I pray that you have had a blessed week so far. Today I wanted to share a little bit with you from last night’s Bible Study at church. For the last several weeks we have been discovering all that the Kingdom of God entails and how to seek out the kingdom of God to reduce anxiety and stress in our lives. It has been a blessing.
Last night we continued to discuss how we are an extension of the kingdom of God. With this we know that God trusts us to get to know Him and serve Him loyally (1 Chronicles 28:9) but what happens when serving becomes draining and even causes one to feel brokenhearted? The bible tells us to not grow weary in well doing, but how?! (Galatians 6:9) In this Bible study class we used an example from one of our members and touched
on 3 ways to deal with those we are assigned to serve even when they are difficult to handle. Now of course these are specific to her situation but I believe that it can apply to all of us in one way or another.
Please watch the video to get a short overview of what we discussed!
So, a little recap plus some that wasn’t in this clip
Prayer: Allow the spiritual battles to be fought in the Spirit. When people are difficult to handle you can go to God and ask Him to soften their heart and in that process, I guarantee you He will show YOU what YOU can change to make the process smoother. Jesus said, come to me all of you who labor and are heavy and He will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30). In order to deal you have to spend time with Him to be energized and encouraged. It’s so necessary.
Validation: It hurts when you are present with someone and serving them but they only call you out on what you are doing wrong. Sometimes we will never get the acknowledgement that we desire but that can’t stop us from loving, serving, and living. Our acknowledgement comes from God. Just as He sees all the bad stuff He notices the good and He will reward you in due season, if you faint not! (Gal 6:9)
Don’t wait for apologies: A lot of time the people that hurt us the most are the people that we have loved on the most. If you are waiting for an apology from these people it may never come. And many times we get an apology but if we are still harboring feelings of unforgiveness the apology will mean absolutely nothing to us. It’s important that we release ourselves from the bondage of the wrong others have done to us. Forgive so you can be free whether they say sorry or not.
I pray that this encourages you or that it can encourage someone you know. Share this post and have a blessed day!
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Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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