Have you ever followed?
Who do you follow?
Man or God?
When something is wrong with the picture what choice do you make?
Do you stick with the crowd or do you follow what is right in your heart?
It's so easy in situations in our lives to be swayed by the crowd,by their opinions.
I think we tend to do this because we fear rejection of man.
Perhaps this is in our nature
What does God want us to do?
Have you taken the time to sit back and ask?
I ran into a situation yesterday not of my own but of anothers.
As I listened to what they had to say I was hearing what they were not saying.
They were saying things have changed
I also heard they had changed because of anothers opinion.
Although this was never stated out loud.
This person was lost and couldn't see why.
The hadn't recognized that they were inadvertently choosing a belief or side that was not of their own but because of care and concern for the others hurt.
They were just being supportive.
We have all done this at one point or another in our lives and the odds we may do it again are great.
" He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a dog by the ears."
Have you ever grabbed a dog by the ears?
I have and the scars have been deep.
Not from the bite but of the time I have missed with God.
People and places change over time.
Some for the better some not
God wants us to put him first not man.
Do you praise God because of it
or praise despite of it?
We are to do both.
Is life all about you and what you want?
or is it about what God wants for your life.
Is it your way or the highway
or is it
His way and all the highways will be yours to travel.
We miss being comfortable
We hate it when friends change for better or worse
sometimes they leave us
and sometimes they come back.
Perhaps they leave for the greater good
or perhaps they leave because it's their way or the highway.
Regardless of their calling or choices
they are missed in the family of God.
Do you do Gods work by lifting the hands of our leadership
or do you rely on the man to lift your hands?