Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. 2Tim 2:4
Don’t get entangled in the messes/ life issues/ sins of others when God sent you there to help them get out of it! You were sent there fully equipped, spiritually with all they need, and to be a light, DO NOT become who God send you to bail out.
As witnesses, it’s our duty to bring forth change by BEING the change. Sometimes, this will be very uncomfortable for us. You will feel like you’re being walked over, you will be forced to remain humble when you want to reach over and snap a neck or pull the very hairs off your head! But grace, huh! 🙂. Remaining strong and humble takes great discipline but I admire the fact that it’s God’s spirit doing all the work and we are like VIP’s sitting upfront watching him transform our lives before our eyes.
Yes, the actions of who you are sent among might, and will be very challenging! You will be challenged to become the very person God sends you to reconcile, deliver, convict, heal, or free but resist the urge to become. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against…evil spirits…. Eph 6:12. But, greater is in you! As soldiers and children of God, we are to remain gentle, firm and rooted in who we are in Christ- so that we can carry out each assignment.
So, if someone argues with you, stay humbled. If they treat you bad, treat them better. If they gossip about you, pray for them. If their attitude sickens you, it’s okay you weren’t sent there to judge anyway but to help them. Love on them, show compassion, be forgiving, walk away when you have to- clear your head, then step back in the ring.
Prayer is your most important weapon! Pray always for coverage, strength, direction, clarity, resistance, endurance, patience, and to be refreshed while you’re praying or standing for the other. Remember, the battle isn’t yours to fight. You are just the vessel God is using. Also, don’t get weary and abort your assignment, you will reap a harvest if you don’t give up- Gal 6:9. That soul is depending on your obedience. Not only will you help a soul, but that person’s family! I love that when God works it’s not just for one but for all!
If you get entangled, you will no longer be in a position to hear directly from God! Your emotions will now become involved; you will be moved by what you see, no longer operating in faith, you will respond in your flesh, and eventually, you will start serving their gods or worshiping their idols- by doing the same things they do/ are doing, the very thing you were sent to rid them of or help them with and you will no longer pleasing God. In the end, you will have failed to carry out your assignment, and that person will either stay the same or get worst.
Stand firm, stay focused and don’t get entangled. #ExperiencedSpeaking