You might as well know I have a new song pumping through my system now, waiting for wrongs to be righted and victory to be undenied! It’s by Andrew Ripp and it’s called, “Rejoice”! This is a theme song for every weary, tired, and broken saint that may feel defeated and let’s face it, worn out.
From what? Seeing things not right around us, the pain, ignorance, hurt, and just plain “undone’ elements in our life or the lives of people in our circles of influence can sometimes suck the very breath out of us.
We can’t forget, that we are not of this world. You and I are warriors fighting on behalf of the ones who don’t know the power of Christ or what He did for them. Ones who aren’t knowledgeable about the ways of Christ. Do you see them? The massive amounts of people who still need to hear about the way, the truth, the life. Jesus, He holds the keys to every lock that has been placed in your life and the lives of these that we’re speaking of.
Don’t lose hope, don’t stay in a place of frustration, and definitely, don’t stop! Don’t stop praying. Don’t stop speaking. Don’t stop praising! We need to look at these hindrances as just that. A proverbial gnat in your soup kind of thing.
Our Savior already warned us that we would be looked at as a peculiar people. We are “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people that should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9 So I say, let it go. Better yet, tell that man-pleasing spirit to be gone.
Now, this is not a mandate to say whatever you want to say, but we are to speak the truth in love. I’m here to tell you that it won’t be perceived that way, so before kicking the field goal, you need to bathe the conversation in prayer and let the Holy Spirit take care of what He needs to take care of. If it’s not received, move on. God always has another plan and He alone knows how many Rsvp’s will be denied before the very end.
This might be something seen, but most of the time it is something unseen, trust and know that God never lets his word return to Him void. Isaiah 55:11 tells us, ” so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Oh Hallelujah! Somebody that backs up their word and what was it backed up with? The blood of Jesus!
Let that be your invitation to keep up the good fight, my friend!