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Remember: A true soldier is one who can keep fighting, even when their wounds are yet bleeding.
A lot of people don’t know that many times, those in leadership have to keep going even when they are in pain heartache wounded. They yet understand that they must continue to lead their troops, sometimes from a wounded place in battle.
Yes people, leaders do hurt, but they have built up a tolerance to pain. They can yet maintain a stable mindset and operate in wisdom and excellence when everything is falling around them, because they have learned how to survive through their relationship and love for Christ.
They trust God to uphold them when the pain becomes unbearable, and they continue to go forth in obedience, because they know that Psalm 30:5 is true weeping does endure for a night and joy does come in the morning.
You see, they have been through other battles and have learned that God will bring them through every test trial persecution. They know how to take a bullet and survive how to walk through a landfill and not be blown up how to make it through the storms and not be destroyed.
Yes each battle makes them more tougher than before so they continue to work for The LORD they continue to do His will they continue to go forth because they know that as long as The LORD is on their side no weapon the enemy forms fashion and put together shall prosper against them.
I always say to people when I’m going through, I am Going To Be Alright! You know why? Because I have a track record with The LORD and He has always brought me through!
People, keep standing strong and trust in The LORD, because no matter what it looks like He will never leave you nor forsake you!
“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his fauour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but ioy commeth in the morning,” Psalm 30:5.
Give in Secret, the Father will Reward
One of the most irritating things to me, is when people misjudge others from an assumption, instead of from knowledge.
Listen, not everybody broadcasts or make special announcements and videos concerning what they do in the Kingdom and for people. Some people do their good deeds and acts of kindness in secret and prefer to remain that way.
They are not boastful about what they distribute out to people, and they certainly won’t be broadcasting the names of people, what people sow to them, making them targets for every sob story, thief, robber and greedy preacher prophet etc.
Just because you don’t know what a person is doing, doesn’t mean they are not helping people in the Body of Christ. You don’t know how many person’s bills they have paid, how many person’s they have brought groceries for, how many they have helped to keep a roof over their heads.
Just because a Church or Ministry is not in the newspaper, or in the news, or all over social media saying what they are doing in the community, doesn’t give anyone the right to just assume they not doing anything.
Some ministries and churches just do the work and don’t want the right hand to know what the left hand is doing.
I often wonder if there was no public glory involved, would people feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit those in prison, help those that are homeless?
If nobody knew, would they yet do these things without the media attention?
How about we leave those who are going through rough times, some dignity?
You may have a small percent who are looking for attention, but the majority of those who are going through situations in life, don’t want their face or situation broadcast all around the world.
I mean truly, who wants people to be gazing at them and feeling sorry, but have no heart to help them?
Most people give for tax purposes, not because they truly have a heart for the people.
Yes, there are ministries and churches that are doing amazing things for the people and the communities, and they are not in the media making a name for themselves.
I personally know some who have homes, apartment complexes, medical facilities, shelters grocery stores and yes, even a bank, and they have them without having their name displayed for people to see.
They quietly do what they do, because they truly operate in the principle of the Word and they don’t want any glory from people, only approval from The LORD.
Yes, there are persons doing it right in the Kingdom, they just don’t put it on a billboard or the next news broadcast.
So the next time you judge or assume that churches or ministries are not doing anything, remember this just because you don’t see any public coverage doesn’t mean they aren’t doing a work in the community or the world.
Some just are comfortable being a silent Good Samaritan rather than a public outspoken Pharisee!
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
|Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, traveling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.|