We all get to that point in our lives when we have to wait for something or someone.
Unfortunately, these days, most people are not so patient anymore. We just want things to be done already.
Sincerely, waiting in itself is not very easy. That’s why patience and longsuffering are regarded as fruits of the spirit. Meaning it has got to take root and blossom in you over a period of time till it buds.
Or isn’t that the process fruits go through?
So whatever it is you have to wait for, (whether you like it or not, as a child of God who is serious about Him and His business, you will have to wait at some point), there is an attitude you should have.
The attitude is that of service. Yes, that is what waiters in our contemporary world do.
You see, waiting is part of the growth process. You can’t just be accelerating with no brakes. You would kill yourself eventually.
Now I am not talking about sweeping the church, mopping the toilets, cooking for mummy yard or what people do in the name of serving.
I am talking about serving God in our bodies. How do I mean?
Romans 6:13 (TLB) Do not let any part of your bodies become tools of wickedness, to be used for sinning; but give yourselves completely to God—every part of you—for you are back from death and you want to be tools in the hands of God, to be used for his good purposes.
That scripture emphasizes that no part of your body should be given up for wickedness. It is not until you kill someone that you are wicked o.
If you are sweeping the church but your heart is thinking ill of another person, then you are wicked.
If you are in Bible study unit, dissecting the word and ‘rhemalizing’ everybody, yet you are using your own ‘rhemadol’ tablet as postinor or condom in the secret, you are highly wicked!
If you are going to the Pacific Ocean to fetch water for village evangelism but your eyes are coveting another person’s spouse, your wickedness has been upgraded with 4G!
If you are using your body to clean the chairs in church but your mouth will not stop gossiping about others, causing strife in the house of God, then your wickedness is probably a seasonal movie!
If as a brother you speak in tongues 24/7, yet you can still use your tongues to tell all sort of lies to a sister till you are lying-in-state, or as a sister you can abuse a brother’s whole generation in one minute that even his ancestors in the grave are crying, then I have no words for you. Surely, even the devil cannot be that wicked! Lol!
Of course that’s on a lighter note, but then, we should know that God does not exist for us, it is we that exist for Him. He is not just someone we can use and dump to get what we need and don’t care about how He feels. He has got emotions too you know.
And please don’t say you cannot help it. Don’t even say it runs in your family. How can you be saying bad temper or lying or cheating runs in your family? Why did Jesus now die?
I don’t mean to sound harsh. Of course we are all thriving towards perfection but sometimes, these are the little foxes that spoil the vine.
Romans 8:12 (TLB) So, dear brothers, you have no obligations whatever to your old sinful nature to do what it begs you to do.
You can help it! You can work on that habit. It just takes discipline. I have been working on one recently too.
God will not do for us what we ought to do for ourselves. His grace is already available. We just need to make use of it. Be a better version of yourself while waiting for the higher place God is taking you to! God bless you.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY: I am a better version of myself each day.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY: Lord, help me to know what matters to you too.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Do you just exist for yourself or you care about the heartbeat of the Father?
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY: Begin to thrash out every thing that you still need to work on and ask the Holy Spirit to help you.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Romans 8
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