Listening and Doing
In the moments of life when we walk away from someone or something that is holding us captive, we attempt to focus more on the important things in life. My focus recently hasn’t been right where it should have been. On more than one occasion, I thought it was God not talking to me. I looked in the mirror and realized, I am not listening and doing as God called me to do. Instead, my focus has been on what He called others to do.
You think you know him, you think you know her, you think you know yourself. Then you realize the moment that God gave you an open window to see a glimpse of the path that is open far and wide for all He has for YOU. So why do we question God exposing us to such behavior of ourselves or others? The truth guides and helps the eyes re-focus and gain the freedom from captivity that God so desires for us. We are exposed so we may see internally the need for a change in behavior, a change of patterns, a change of heart. In order to change these, we have to listen, acknowledge and actually DO something about it.
You may lose “friends or family”, but you will never lose God if you truly are listening and doing right by His word. I know there are people who walked out of my life for whatever reason they have, and, I am good with it because I am healthier for it. The window was open and I now see clearly, hear more clearly and am doing what is according to His path for me.
“The Truth is in Listening and Doing”
What is the message you are receiving by letting go of what is holding you captive? Are you listening to God and doing what God calls you to do? Are you walking in the presence of another only to “appear” righteous in the glimpse of the moment?
James 1:22-25, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues in it – not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it they will be blessed in what they do.”
Just as a child is to obey their earthly father, so we as children of God, are to obey our Heavenly Father’s Word that is written and turn away from captivity, turn away from those that are unhealthy for us. God’s Word is implanted in our hearts to help us see what is clear, what is right, and what is honoring to Him.
Look in the mirror, you are a child of God and you are protected from behaviors of others going down a path that HE doesn’t want you to be a part of. Make sure you are checking yourself in that mirror as well before you go forward “appearing” righteous in the presence of others.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above”
Love and Hugs ❤