If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. ROMANS 12 : 18
CHOOSE YOUR ROLE WISELY !!
As a carnal being, you have built into your human nature the adverse habit of engaging in the Blame Game.
When things in your life don’t quite go according to plan .. almost without thought, the immediate reaction is to look for a place to lay the blame.
My boss is so unreasonable .. My colleagues don’t accept me .. My partner undermines me .. My children disrespect me .. My family don’t support me .. The devil keeps attacking me .. God is not answering my prayers.
The Blame Game !! .. It is easy .. It is comfortable .. And Of Course .. It removes all the attention off of You !!
While it may be simple enough to point the finger and lay the blame at the feet of others .. Would you think Honestly for a moment about the situations and circumstances in your life .. Are You Contributing To Them ? .. Or .. Could It Be Perhaps That You Are Contaminating Them ?
Self examination is never the easiest thing to do .. But .. In the knowledge that you are moving from glory to glory in Jesus, a little introspection may be just the breakthrough you need !!
Keep In Mind That .. You Can Not Change What You Do Not Acknowledge !!
Your Attitude Will Determine Your Altitude !!
Notice that Romans 12 : 18 says .. “… as far as it depends on you …”
Are you aware of the fact that your attitude has the ability to either enhance or obstruct your relationship with God !!
Hearing From God !! .. It is vital for you to understand that if hearing from God is important to you .. what you need to do is create an atmosphere that is favourable to God’s presence.
Now .. This atmosphere being referred to is your environment .. As Well As .. The predominant mood that surrounds you.
An Atmosphere That Is Created By Your Attitude !!
If you have reached a place in your life where you know that you need to hear from God .. Then .. What you also need to know is that in order for this to happen .. You Need To Create An Atmosphere Of Peace !!
A Peaceful Environment And A Peaceful Mood That Surrounds You !! .. A peace that you are well able to maintain through your attitude of faith in God .. And .. Through your willingness to Forgive people that you may be upset with.
You can sense and feel conflict and strife, as it hangs thick in the atmosphere where it is present.
In the same way, you can sense and feel peace as it enlightens and uplifts the places where people and situations are at peace.
God Leads And Guides By Peace !!
So .. The role of Peace-Maker would be the one that You would be wise to choose !!
If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone .. It is important for You to work at creating .. and .. maintaining a peaceful environment and a peaceful mood with everyone, everywhere you go .. Always !!
The importance for you lies in the fact that You Will Not Hear God In The Midst Of Turmoil And Chaos.
Anger !! .. Bitterness !! .. Conflict !! .. Disagreement !! .. Discord !! .. Unforgiveness !!
An attitude of strife in your life will most certainly Not create an atmosphere in which God can speak.
PEACE !! .. That is the environment, that is the predominant mood that God enters into !! .. God speaks into an atmosphere where your heart and your mind are filled with love and governed by peace !!
There is nothing as precious as experiencing the fullness of God’s presence in your life .. and .. You Can !!
You Can by making the decision to maintain around you and in your heart, an atmosphere that allows you to honour God .. Consistently !!
If you want to hear from God .. Make The Choice .. Today !! .. Lay down and yield every bad attitude to the Lordship of Jesus Christ !! .. and .. As you do this, be confident in the knowledge that you will be creating an atmosphere within yourself where you will sense God’s presence and hear His calming voice !! PEACE-MAKER !!
EVERY TIME YOU TOUCH YOUR BIBLE .. YOU SEE JESUS WRITTEN IN THE FLESH
This week from "Victory in Words":
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God
I believe and I have faith in God.