Do you ever expect people to move at the same pace you do? I know I do. It even frustrates me when people for what ever reason must go through certain circumstances in order to gain a full understanding. Only after I’ve given advice that wasn’t taken head. But then I sit and ask myself is this biblical? Although I am given advice based on the lessons I’ve learned for some as well as for myself it took the situations to produce a certain level of one humility and two maturity. It took lessons lived through in order to gain a full knowledge of what God was in fact doing. Sure the I told you so’s rang in my ear but what it boiled down to was the new person I was becoming.
Then why is it so hard to allow people the room they need to grow and become the new person that God has created them to be? I wonder what it would be like if we lived in a world where we spreaded prayer verses the latest tea; gossip, 411. I mean think about it, what would really happen if we got on our knees and took their issues before the Lord in hopes that God would do the internal work? I believe that sometimes it’s hard for people to hear past their own carnality and sometimes it’s hard for people to give opinions past their own carnality which sometimes overshadows the truth bebig conveyed. However what God Says in his word in James 5:16 is for us to confess our sins to one another and pray for one another. Let’s try that the next time we’re giving advice. Let’s pray first and allow God to speak……Are you listening?