I have been known to have a “stubborn streak”. At least I have been told that over the years. But I think with age I have become a little less so….I guess I should ask the hubby .
And if I am painfully honest with myself, I am a “fixer”. I am a “mother” and “teacher” who wants to do those things with most people I know…fix the problems, mother the person and teach them too!
For years if I would discover something valuable, or a new way to do something or a better way to eat…I wanted everyone else to discover it, do it or eat that way! I wanted everyone to feel better, do better. Well you get the general idea….trust me when I say there was never a lot of success in that approach.
Once I discovered my true identity in Christ I wanted everyone to experience the “rest” I had found in knowing Christ as well. I would get so upset when people didn’t “get it” or chose not to see things as I saw them.
Then I realized several years ago that if someone does not have “eyes to see or ears tohear” it didn’t matter what I thought or how hard I tried to convince them of this truth. Only the Holy Spirit could reveal truth to people. It wasn’t up to me to change their mind about Christ.
I am learning to rely on His timing. When people have those “eyes to see and ears to hear” I will be ready to encourage them. And in the meantime I can love them by being surrendered to the love of Christ through me.
And remember I am called to “be faithful, not successful”.
I can honestly trust Christ and leave it in His hands. He’s got it.
Is this something you have dealt with?
IN CHRIST ALONE
*NIV Bible, personal graphics