Not Everyone Who Sits, Chats, and Eats With You Is A Friend


Jesus says, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21). https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7%3A21&version=KJV
Likewise, not everyone sitting, eating, and chatting with you is your friend.

People in your life are working overtime to bring you down. These people have negative energy rocking your boat; if you do not seek and find them and throw them overboard, your ship will sink.
Sometimes it does not take a lot to bring a person down. Often, all the enemy needs to do is plant one bad seed in your life, and before you know it, your whole world is topsy-turvy.
So, now is the time to offload the source of negative energy-you may be surprised that the culprits are those closest to you. But don’t let that deter you, do what is right for you. It’s either them or destruction.

According to Jonah 1:1-17, https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jonah+1%3A1-17&version=KJV. When Jonah decided he would disobey and refused to go to Ninevah, he boarded a boat heading in the opposite direction, Tarshish. The Bible says the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and a violent storm arose and threatened to break up the ship. The sailors were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship. But that didn’t help. Because the culprit was Jonah, and he was below the deck sleeping. Eventually, the sailors cast Jonah overboard, and the sea calmed.

So, my friends, if you have found the source of the negative energy destroying your life, do not hesitate to get rid of the excess baggage.

We All Need Jesus


When your mid-night gets dark, and life throws you a curve ball to further complicate your situation, don’t let go; hold on.

I have dodged many curve balls in my lifetime, but I am a victim of many more. And, through it all, I have learned to trust God no matter how grave the situation. Still, that is easier said than done. But, I must remind you that the Bible is our blueprint, and the Holy guide is our guide.

Should you Ignore your troubles and trust God?


We will never fully understand how God works. But you can rest assured that he always works in our best interest.

So often, situations occur in our lives against our expectations that we do not understand. And we get upset and even frustrated with God. But, little did we know that what seems unfavorable today is preparing us for a great experience tomorrow.

Job, one of the fathers of Faith, did not fully understand how God works either. But he was a faithful servant of God; even at the darkest moments in life and against the advice of those closest to him, he refused to blame God for his predicament.

So, my friends, the next time tribulation confronts you, look on the bright side or the bigger picture. For, “I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39).

God would never give you an impossible task


Sometimes God directs us down paths that seem impossible, but if you think outside the box, we’ll see that God is prompting us to kickstart our creative juices. For example, in my neck of the woods, I learned an old saying as a child: “If a man hates you, he will give you a basket to fetch water.” At first glance, it would appear futile to bring water in a basket. But with a bit of creativity, you realize that getting water in a basket is not impossible.
There are examples in the Bible of great men who scoffed at God’s instructions because they thought the tasks were impossible. For instance, Jonah refused to go to Nineveh, and Moses tried to talk his way out of going down to Egypt. But they later learned that God would never give you an assignment unless he equips you with the necessary tools to do the job. Hence, with Christ, all things are possible.