I am so grateful to know Jesus Christ and to have access to his word. The Bible has opened my eyes to the will of God and the plans God has for my life and thereafter. Christians are promised redemption for their sins and an eternity spent with our father in heaven. But there are perks to being a Christian while you are living here on Earth.
The world we live in today is very confusing. Some of the people in it will smile in your face but will have every intention of using you just like the devil will. They will act like your friend and then take every thing you have to give and leave you with absolutely nothing. Following God’s standard will help you sort out sweet spirits from evil ones.
I am a woman that has never been married. Near the beginning of a relationship I tell men that I am not interested in sexual intercourse unless we marry. Usually I stop hearing from them after that. Sometimes if I even mention church attendance or attending a Bible study I don’t hear from these men anymore. It is disappointing and hurtful but at least I did not allow myself to be used and it is because I decided to trust God. God’s word spared me a relationship with a man that is selfish and only sees women as play things.
Of all the gifts that Christians are given I think that discernment is one of the greatest. Whenever I come to a cross roads in my life I pray about it. If I meet a man that wants to get to know me romantically I always pray about it and ask God if it is His will. I ask God to make the relationship flourish if it is of His will or take it away if it is not. I’m a little nervous at this point because all of my romantic pursuits have floundered but I will continue to have faith in God. I’m still hopeful that there is someone for me.
I also pray when it comes to professional commitments. I have had a great deal of on the job drama. I don’t know why because I just want to do my best and make a living. I have lost several jobs due to work place politics. I have been slighted and forced out the door more times than I care to remember.
But I don’t think I’ve ever lost anything that was going to take me to where I want to be in life so I’m better off without it. If something isn’t a help it’s a hindrance and we all need to know our value and fight for it. Hopefully, God has something fulfilling and financially viable for me. Despite my checkered professional past I’ve always been able to find another job, I pay my tithes, my bills have been paid and I have and do nice things.
When I pray over relationships and situations that I’ve been in I ask for the Holy Spirit to intervene on my behalf. The Lord has always revealed the truth. We just need to ask and give Him time. I have always learned the true character of the people. The Lord will show you who is trying to take advantage of you and make a fool of you. He will also show you who really cares for you. Jesus will take you right out of a negative and stressful situation that is draining your spirit. The peace God gives is a blessing.
1 Corinthians 14:33
God isn’t a God of disorder but of peace. Like in all the churches of God’s people,
If you are experiencing a lot of confusion you should consult the Bible and pray about it.
1 John 4:1
Dear friends, don’t believe every spirit. Test the spirits to see if they are from God because many false prophets have gone into the world.
It is OK to test friends, romantic interests, family members and business partners. Ask God to help you sort out who is good for your life and who isn’t.
1 Thessalonians 5
Keep on praying.