Don’t Lose Your Praise

Often times we may wonder how we can give such great advice to family, friends, etc. but cant quite take or own advice. Or we often wonder how we can provide strength and encouragement to those in need but we’re seeking that same uplifting spirit from God. God will use us to be the vessel, the voice, or the motivator to minister to those around us. It’s not our job to question but it’s our job to listen. It’s our job to take the task the Lord assigned to us and fulfill it to the best of our abilities. It’s not always about what can we get but it’s about what can we give. Take Philippians 4:4-7 for example. The apostle Paul wrote a letter to the city of Philippi encouraging them to stay faithful to God through this storm their church was getting ready to go through. Now the whole time Paul was uplifting the city, he was in jail waiting to be executed. Imagine how he felt. Being in jail, encouraging others to rejoice in The Lord, and remaining positive in his situation knowing he was innocent. Would you have been able to keep your sanity and still trust in God knowing you were innocent? Would you be able to encourage others knowing you were in jail? I can honestly say no. I would be so selfish and probably even be upset with God. It would be hard for all of us but we have to remember God is able and He promised us that He will be with us always. During your storm, continue to be the strength for someone else going through a storm. God will use you to minister to others. The challenge is being obedient and patient while praying for others. Reminding others to get along and be thankful in all that God is doing to you. Paul reminded the city not to be anxious about anything (verse 6) meaning, don’t stress over what you can’t control. Allow God to take over. God will calm your spirit, provide you with peace, and will guard your hearts through every obstacles (verse 7). Stop worrying about what God or someone can do for you and worry about how you can be a blessing to someone else.    

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Author: renew365

Inspiring women daily with encouraging messages!

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