Outlive Your Death Sentence

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How do you handle those who profess their displeasure with you and what you are called to do?

John 19:3 – Hail! King of the Jews! They mocked…

Misguided individuals can discount the reality of your existence and toy with your destiny. They didn’t put in the many hours of preparation for the assignment you have. They weren’t privy to the long sleepless nights. They were unaware of the sacrifices made and price paid to maintain the trajectory that you are on. Of greater significance, they failed to understand that you are in the fulfillment of God’s plan and purpose for your life; that you are not your own, you belong to Him and it is He who has set you on your current course and continues to guide you along the way. Jeremiah 29:11 reads, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Further, Proverbs 16:9 reads, “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”

So how do you handle them? You don’t! Your assignment is too important to be sidelined by distractions. The mocking may grow more intense; in fact, its intensity could be viewed as a measure of the gravity of God’s plan for your life. The louder the noise, often times, is a reflection of what your impact is and will be. The height of a building can be measured by the depth of the hole dug for its foundation.

So stay the course, my friend. Refuse to be taken off course by anything or anyone. Nothing they do is consequential to your outcome. Your God is in control of every detail of your life and has provision for the same. If you have been distracted by mockers in your life, refocus on what God is saying today and resist listening to anything else. II Corinthians 10:5 reads, “We break down every thought and proud thing that puts itself up against the wisdom of God. We take hold of every thought and make it obey Christ.”

You manage your focus through managing your thoughts. Quiet yourself now and hear what the Spirit of God is saying about moving beyond the negative influences in your life. Remember, “the ear that hears the voice of the Spirit is the one that is not listening to anything else.”

2 thoughts on “Outlive Your Death Sentence

  1. Kathy Campbell

    AMEN Pastor!!!!! My grandmother used to tell me…Baby, you can water the seeds in the garden but not all of them will grow…So, when you’re reaching out to help others to the way of God and they mock you… then LET GO AND SAVE YOURSELF!!!!

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