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“It is good that you want to hear from me today and it is my hope that you will hear the things I desire to impart to you.
When others hurt and disappoint you by their actions, behavior, or words, it is best if you do not allow yourself to become frustrated and discouraged. Doing that gives an opening for the enemy to come in and steal the ground of growth and progress in your relationship(s). The best way to handle things that deeply bother your spirit is to bring them to me and allow my Spirit to work in your heart. Sometimes it is not only others who need to change, it is you as well.
It is easy to see the flaws of others and not so easy to see your own. I cannot fix what is wrong between you and them until you allow me to help fix what is wrong in you. Sometimes you are looking at the speck in someone else’s eye, but you’re forgetting about the log in your own.
When it comes to troubles with others, even when you bring them to me, it is always you that we are going to work on first. Please don’t resist my power at work in your life. Yes, you have a choice, but you will reap the consequences of your choice. You cannot blame others for delays in resolution when you’ve not been willing to let me work in you first.
You know that my ways are not yours. I see the root of a problem in each area of your life. My Spirit works from the root, not the symptoms. I have the power to transform, heal, and restore. My power is comprehensive and will always bring healing to you. This does not mean that you will experience restoration with others immediately upon your own enlightenment of the situation because everyone comes to their truth as they also are willing to learn from me. If they are resistant to the work of my Spirit in them, it will take time for restoration to come.
During a time of waiting, you must fully trust in me. You must understand that just as I have worked in your life to teach and transform you, so it is with them. Each of you are different in the ways that you choose to respond and allow me to work in your lives.
I see all sides of your problems with others, but you must take your eyes off others and focus them upon me. You must allow me to work in you first and trust me to care for others in my good time. Some situations will require you to be patient and to wait faithfully upon me.”
- “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.” Matthew 7:3-5
- “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9
- “And so, my children, listen to me, for all who follow my ways are joyful.” Proverbs 8:32