Special Guest Columnist
Minister Christopher Coleman
“Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.” -1 Corinthians 1:27 “Words can bring death or life! Talk too much, and you will eat everything you say.”-Proverbs 18:21 CEV
Can I be honest? There is a lot happening in our country that doesn’t make sense; particularly the actions of our current President. Many of us, myself included, have been guilty of providing unnecessary commentary on things we see rather than getting heaven’s opinion on the matter. The danger in that is we run the risk of speaking against what could be part of God’s plan to turn things in a positive direction. God’s thoughts and ways are not ours (Isaiah 55:8-9). I feel that we have reached the point where we must absolutely hear from God in order to successfully navigate through the challenging times we are facing. Rather than talking about the negative things that are going on, let’s pray and partner with God. Ask God for instructions on what to do and say, so that His will may be carried out in the earth. I’m sort of playing “devil’s” advocate here, but God often uses imperfect people to carry out His agenda. All of us are living proof of that, and the President is no different.
Jesus was successful in the earth because He only did what He saw His Father do (John 5:19). This lets us know that He kept His eyes on the Father. If we are going to get through these challenging times, we are going to have to keep our eyes on the Father and do what He tells us to do instead of commenting on every negative thing we see and hear. Remember that the king’s heart is in the hands of the Lord (Proverbs 21:1). We will not understand every move God makes with His hands, so we should stop focusing on His hands and just keep staring in His face. Let’s do more praying than talking. Let’s trust Him with all our hearts and not lean to our own understanding. When we acknowledge Him in all our ways, He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). Thanks for reading.
I use words to create smiles, road maps, and stop signs. An entrepreneur and sentence architect, noted for building people, communities, and businesses with my quips, iron-sharpening ideas and my unique gift to solve problems–sometimes on the spot. My passion is building…WORD by WORD! My life is devoted to sharing thoughts and ideas that can help you along your journey.