WHAT ABOUT THEM?? In my dealings with most people, this is what I hear the most, “But you don’t know what they did to me!” People don’t really want to change, they just want others to change. People don’t want to forgive, but they want others to forgive. People pray for God to deal with others, but rarely themselves.
Listen up! The sooner you understand this, the better it will go for you. God is interested in changing you. He wants to deal with your heart and your mind. The minute we begin to think we are “good” and that “they” are the ones with the problem; we deceive ourselves.
This is especially true in a marriage. We often tend to look at our spouse (and others) through a microscope and ourselves through rose-colored glasses. The only person God can change is the one who desires to be changed. Mainly, He interested in dealing with Y.O.U. This prayer should be part of our daily prayers, “Search ME [thoroughly], O God, and know MY heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”Psalm 139:23-24 AMPC
At sometime, you have to stop blaming others and let God deal with your heart. Trust me on this, there is always something in our heart that God is working on. No one has arrived at that “I am perfect in all my ways” phase of life. Let the Lord deal with you and stop worrying about what He is doing in someone else. One of my favorite Scriptures records Peter just getting his beautiful marching orders from the Lord, yet he looks at John, “When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”” John 21:21-22 In other words, mind your own business.
Why are we always so concerned with what Jesus wants to do with someone else? Keep your eyes on your own race and keep your feet in your lane. You are not a victim! Stop blaming others for your poor and foolish choices. We are overwhelmingly conquerors through and in Christ. Put on your big girl panties, crucify your flesh and let God do His work in you. Do you want answered prayer? Well, “search my heart and change me” is a prayer He WILL ALWAYS answer!#runyourrace
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