Yesterday in my devotions the Lord gave me the verse that says “hold your peace and let the Lord fight your battle”. Well I didn’t understand it until today. I just pretty much exploded in anger toward someone (not verbally, but online) but that didn’t make it any less lethal. I mean I was so angry I didn’t know what to do. Sadly, I failed to heed the warning.
As I thought about it, I never get that angry with anyone. Really the only person who could take me there was my Dad and he has been in heaven for almost 3 years and so I really don’t have anyone “pushing my buttons” that way until TODAY.
In the grand scheme of things, I am being harassed and persecuted because I heard God. Plain and simple. God spoke something to me. I didn’t ask Him for it, nor did I want it. God just said “this is my will for you”. And I have caught hell ever since.
I was thinking about Mary and how hard it must have been to have Joseph look at her as though she did something wrong, when all she did was get pregnant by the Holy Spirit. There was no sin, she didn’t make it up, she wasn’t having a hysterical pregnancy. She simply said to God “Be it unto me according to your Word” and it happened.
Some of you can identify with me. You are innocent of all of the hatred coming toward to. You are being treated like a villain, when all you did was say “yes” to God. Well hang in there. Your day of vindication is on its way.
Meanwhile, when persecuted, don’t react in the flesh like I did today. Try to keep a cool head and not let the enemy see you sweat (I’m talking about the devil). God will do exactly what he promised and it has NOTHING to do with you.
Today, I went to an 11am Bible study that I attend on Wednesday and at the end of the study the minister looked at me and said “God’s promise is going to happen, no matter what”. Enough said!
Numbers 23:19New International Version (NIV)
19 God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?