One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in the past year about myself is this: when someone’s hurt me, I tend to hold that against them. And that is not a characteristic of a warrior. Nope.
And I’m not alone. We make it all about us, our pain, what they did or didn’t do. The Lord revealed to me that when pain consumes me, I’m using my faithlessness against others.
That was hard to swallow but necessary for my growth. So, the Lord began to ask me a series of questions to help me process “the betrayal.”
Here they are: If you don’t believe they could do better, what can you expect? If you cannot see them through My eyes, will you see the work I’m doing?
You can guess what my answers were.
And then, that got me thinking. If we don’t have faith in our brother (husband, child, friend, co-worker, etc.), we’re holding ourselves responsible for who we are. We lack faith in them; focus is on the negative, the impossible, and the ugly. That is not being in a place of love.
In essence, we are damaging ourselves and our relationship with God himself. Yikes!
Here’s the deal, warrior. When we lack faith in believing and seeing the good in others, we are using our faith against them. And that same lack of faith works against us. Faith and truth work together. And if God, being the truth, sees my brother’s capacity, why should I see him otherwise?
That’s what the enemy wants. He wants the church, which is made up of relationships, divided.
Division = disconnect.
And disconnect in the body = disconnect with God.
But what if we allow our faith to be guided by His truth for the good of others? Instead of dwelling on the hurt, my prayer is that we meditate on God’s hope and healing.
Share in the comments below how you will use this week’s Warrior Mindset #1: Truth guides my faith for the good of others.
Remember, you’ve got a fire within.
Fan the flame, shine bright and live fearlessly.
For God did not give you a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:6-7
Fan the flame! 🔥
Edith ~ Warrior Mama