He asked us to completely separate ourselves from evil but instead we disconnect ourselves from our Father and congregate with people who dishonor His name.
“Therefore Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.” II Corinthians 6:17-18 NKJV
He asked us to talk to Him before we do anything so that we don’t get hurt; instead we talk to Him AFTERWARDS.
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:6 NKJV
He asked us to pray but instead we complain.
“pray without ceasing,” I Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV
He asked us to look out for our siblings (brothers and sisters in Him) but instead we talk about them.
“You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.” Hebrews 3:13 NLT
He asked us to build each other up; instead we bring one another down and set traps for failure.
“Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.” Philippians 2:1-2 NLT
He asked us not to put anyone or anything before Him; but instead, we place everything before Him and then blame Him for everything that goes wrong.
“People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the LORD.” Proverbs 19:3 NLT
He asked us to repent and turn from the ways of the world; instead we repeat words with our mouths but our hearts are far from Him.
“Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.” Matthew 3:8 NLT
- How does rejection from an employer, friend, relationship feel to you?
- How can we demand to be blessed by someone we forced to leave us alone?
By your own actions, you ask the Lord to leave you alone – and that’s what He does. The amazing thing is while being rejected, as a Father who is the ultimate demonstration of unconditional love, He still looks out for you!
Who is going to demonstrate the character of Jesus? Do we even care anymore?
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Matthew 24:12 KJV
Do not wait too late to show Him how much you appreciate Him. We have to evaluate ourselves and actions to determine who we are working for and who we are working with. Give God His flowers while YOU live.