Too Busy to be interrupted?
Have you ever recieved a call and quickly forwarded?
~Shut your phone off or purposely put your phone on vibrate depending on who was calling or what you were doing & did not wish to be bothered or disturbed?
What if that was done to you? We often take for granted the very people that care the most for us.God has a way of humbling us by placing people in our lives who can in a human perspective be challenging, annoying, sensitive etc...But if we could see through God's eyes we would see them as a gift God send for a purpose.One of them, is to mold our characters!
Our prayer daily should look something like this.Lord, please remove all selfishness from our hearts so we can be a blessing to those you send.Help us to see your blessings.They say When you are a good person you dont lose people but people lose you.Sometimes, we take for granted the very things others pray for.Help us be a light to those closest to us.Help us to make time for your people.
This post is for myself.Although, I am mostly there for others..It is good to be reminded of how we can do better.Christ always made time for people and met people where they were.As a christian leader it gets difficult sometimes when we are there for others but we don't always have someone who can cover us personally but I am greatful God is available 24 hours a day.He never shuts his ears nor ignores our call.In fact, scripture tells us
"I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!" 1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
Learning that in order to grow in Christ serving others needs first is key.
I always remember what a brother in Christ said to me once...I texted him to keep me in prayer during a difficult time and he quickly replied and said he would call me to pray before his radio show.I told him he didn't have to because I knew he was about to do a radio show.He said no...People are more important than radio.Eventhough, Ministry is important as well as our personal duties sometimes satan can use your very own Ministry and personal duties to distract you and miss divine appointments.God will interrupt us to invest in someone.It is in those moments God uses us to witness.May our prayer always be..
Lord, help us to recognize your voice when you speak and desire for us to be there for someone and help them.Help us invest time in our closest relationships and cultivate and cover one another.True friends prioritize God and His people.We are not God Himself but it is important to learn to be wise and not ignore the call.That very person you find to be so strong can be experiencing heavy depression.God can use us to speak life and change a situation with just one word.May our prayer be as David's. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalms 51:10