Seek the Lord first!
In times when are really going through, whether it is discouragement, illnesses or disease, heartache, financial lack, depression, marriage or relationship problems, whatever situation you may find yourself, it is not always good to just to tell or relate your business and situation to everyone. Especially personal business or when you are going through really hard times.
Honestly speaking, you will be surprised that not everyone is ready for you to come out of that situation! There are some people who love to see others in dire and strained circumstances. They may be in the church, the family, friends, neighbors, on the job, even in ones own household. That is why it is always good to seek God and his guidance and directions first; and allow him to lead and guide you to those who will help pray with you and or give you godly advice.
It is sad to say, that not everyone wants to see you happy, healed, delivered, prospering, succeeding, in your marriage, work, etc.. There are some people who spiritually have buzzard and vulture spirits. They are not praying on you, but they are preying on you, and are just waiting for something to die! Namely you or your situation, to get worse! Its bitter…., but it’s sweet to have some common sense and to know that in this life, we are fighting a spiritual warfare and the only true trust, hope, and confidence we have is found in the Lord. God is the only one who really has our best interests at heart.
Now again, this not saying that everyone has that kind of spirit or personality! There are truly some good family, friends, neighbors and brothers and sisters in Christ who will help us and who will pray with us during our time of need, so this is not saying you can’t trust or love others. This is not to start or cause confusion, but to let you be warned, so that you are not blindsided.
But in the final analysis, always seek the Lord, because with living comes experience and common sense. You don’t have to look at everyone as being un-trust-worthy, but at the same time you don’t want to be naive and vulnerable, leaving yourself open to unnecessary stress, heartaches, and warfare.
Put your confidence in the Lord, not in man!!
“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” Proverbs 3:6 (KJV).
- by Geraldine Coleman
Geraldine Coleman: Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.