'...By love serve one another.' Galatians 5:13 KJV
To work for God properly we have to have the right people around us, giving us the necessary pointers, handing us the necessary materials or just cheering us on when we need it. And God makes sure that happens. Whatever He’s planning for you, He’ll first drop you in exactly the right situation to make it happen just how He wants. That means He’ll steer you into the right place, at the right time, with the right group of people around you. That’s pretty good of Him, huh? All of the people around you are there because God wants them to be. Seriously. If you carry the person of Jesus in you (like… by being a Christian) then God will be arranging appointments for you. He’ll put people in your path. And they might just be the key to His next step for you, whether that’s by developing some part of your character, or by sending an opportunity your way. So take your relationships to God, the good along with the bad, and ask Him for the strength and maturity to recognise God–given people and opportunities. And make sure to be patient with every single person in your life. Extend grace to them constantly. Who knows what role they may end up playing in the future? And lastly, pray for those around you. Whenever you get the chance.
SoulFood: Micah 1-4; Luke 22:24-38; Ps 78:65-72; Pro 24:11-14
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