Don’t be naive. Some people come into your life for one purpose: to destroy you. Still, they will eat, drink, chat and laugh with you. And as soon as you drop your guard, they will stab you. Sometimes the enemy plants them in your circle to block your blessing without them knowing.
Therefore, you often need to come out from among the people you love to untangle yourself from those who want to see you fail.
When it was time for the solders to place Jesus on the cross, He never flinches. He could have used His supreme power to free Himself, but He didn’t. And though He had the option to call ten thousand angels to set Him free, He chose the nails. Friends, there is no limit to God’s love. What He did on Calvary was not for a particular group of people. It was for me, you and the entire world. He made sure no one was excluded.
13 Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.
The acronym, WWJD, short for “What Would Jesus Do?” was on the tongue of every Christian on earth in the nineties. Today, WWJD is almost forgotten. And rightly so.
Every Christian knows Jesus always do the right thing, regardless of the situation and we can as well.
With that settled, it seems the central question Christians everywhere should be asking themselves daily, or as they reflect on their Christian journey is this: “Is it well with my soul?” At the end that’s the only thing that matters.
Christians should avoid denominational clashes at all cost. The body of (the Church) Christ supposed to be one unit that is made up of many different parts. Each part is dependent on the other. Therefore, no part is more important than the other.
In 1Corintians 12: 12-26 Apostle Paul likened the body of Christ (the Church) to the human body.
12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink [a]into one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, 24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no [b]schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
1 Corinthians 12:12-26 New King James Version (NKJV) Bible Gateway
Christians aren’t perfect. We have faults and shortcomings, and we make mistakes. But the more we strive to grow in Christ the more we’ll see that we have a long way to go before we achieve perfection.
Therefore, we should never tricked ourselves into thinking that we are perfect. When we make mistakes, we must own them, learn from them and forget them. Still, this is not easy. But if we kept our eyes on the prize, and maintain our focus, we will achieve our desired objective.
Christians must be humble
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.