Whenever God sends someone on a great mission, he finances the journey. However if we send ourselves, we need to pay our own postage.
Are we aware of how much we need Him? But more importantly, how aware do we want to be? Are we content to stay in our own cozy little self-deceived world, or are we willing to face the pain it takes to break through our weaknesses in order to experience the Kingdom Jesus offers us?
So it is when we have vision from God. Everyone else sees failure or broken dreams. The visionary sees opportunity and a brand new beginning. The more we engage with God through the Word and prayer, the more we understand how he thinks.
Sometimes people are suspicious of you because of a rumor or a misunderstanding. Or perhaps you think they have an issue with you when they don’t.
We refuel our tank and maintain our saltiness by spending time feeding on God’s word and deeply connecting with godly people.
Sometimes, instead of becoming fuel for the fool’s fire, it’s better to say or do nothing. At the end of the day, choose the high road and always only speak truth instead of your opinion.
Paul was such a nut for Jesus. He was wildly passionate about what he believed, and he lived only to further the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit tells Paul there are hard times ahead? Okay. And it means getting thrown into jail? No problem.
When people on the same team or in the same family become resentful over who gets credit and begin insulting each other’s character, everyone loses big-time.
If we truly are God’s people, we should be able to recognize his work and power. It’s like being able to identify the artist of a song just by hearing it.