As I grow in my walk with the Lord, I learn to thank Him for things that I used to complain about, also for things I used to fear from. He is the Creator and Savior; therefore, He knows everything and everyone. Surely His wisdom greatly exceeds my understanding, and His love would overcome my fears.
One day God used an old man named Moses to deliver His dear Israel out of Egypt, many centuries later: in another day He used a young lady named Esther to save His scattered people: the Jews – in all the Persian provinces, from slaughter by the hands of their enemies. Today, if you are a Christian, God may be preparing you for a mission, a task to save souls from new Egypts, and modern Satanic slaughtering plots.
One true common fact regarding this is that it has never been an easy mission nor ever will be; it always involve hardships, responsibilities, even to a degree of risking and sacrificing your own life for the sake of this divine rescue mission, it seems hard nevertheless it is a plausible implementation of Jesus’ own words: ” Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Mat.10: 39). It was never easy for Esther to go to the king, and risk her own life in the hope of saving her people, but she believed it was God’s own rescue mission, and that she was divinely assigned for this moment.
Let us then follow Esther’s example, and walk in the light of our master’s words quoted in the previous paragraph by realizing that a Christian life is not about us in the first place, it is rather a life graciously given to us on purpose, it is Christ’s life in us (Gal.2: 20), thus it is a life of sacrifice, sacrifice for others; for saving souls, for aiding the needy, a life which is not selfish or self centered, but rather a life for the glory of God.
Let us then willingly lose our lives for His sake to find them in His glory.
Me: That is normal, don’t panic. We all encounter all sort of people in life, surely you too; people who are encouraging, inspiring, people who would lift you up. Other people who gonna shake your heart, and endeavor to tease you every time you see them. The former are surely blessings from God you may think, good people are always needed , and a loving God bless us with them being part of our lives. and the latter too.
Him: Give me a break, how in the world, those latter sort of people be blessings, where is God in having them in our lives? Teasing us, and stealing our merriness, can’t you understand all the annoyance they are causing for me?
Me: Issues are not always found in people around us only, in fact there are issues in every living creature, so try to figure out what are your issues first before criticizing other people’s issues, remember tha is a biblical principle.
Him: I know I have issues , but not like them indeed, they are annoying people.
Me: Knowing your issues will help you not to grow as a criticizing grown up, who tends to judge others rather than caring about them. The second thing you should try is to focus on God, and His purpose in your life , than focusing on others. Don’t care much about what people would say, or what they think of you, esp. mocking guys, because mocking people are not to shape or engrave your life, but God should be the one who do so.
Thus don’t let them be your “god’ , and don’t submit to their teasing pressure . Remember when Moses cared about what people would say in so far, he upset God, and if Jesus had cared that far , he would have abandoned the cross, and failed to accomplish the plan of salvation . Therefore don’t worry , conquer your anger, depression and fears, people are not that perfect, and also not that bad, don’t expect too much from them but care about them, hold to God, and stand on His promises , believe His word, figure out His good plans for your life , among good, and not-good people.