We have the answers needed, for ourselves and those around us. That doesn’t make us know-it-alls.
We have access to all the Wisdom we need, for ourselves and for others – all we have to do is ask.
We have access to the Holy Spirit who dwells inside us – we need only to be still and listen to him and he will give us the answers we need. Those answers are for our own circumstances and for those we pray for.
If all the above is true and it is – who are we praying for? Are we mere men who only reveal the darkness around us, or are we saints who bring light, aka, the answers and solutions to the needs of those around us?
Are we praying for those who are in the news that gets caught up in wrongdoing?
Are we praying for the problems in our neighborhood?
Do we seek wisdom from above for the answers we and others need?
Are we truly, truly praying for the solutions to these circumstances or are we praying for them to become “right” in our own understanding? I don’t know about you but oftentimes my understanding is a bit skewed to match my current circumstances – not the Truth of the reality around me. (Prov. 3:5-6) If we trust God and use his wisdom, we won’t need to lean on our own understanding.
I mention all of this because I think we as believers don’t actually believe. I mean that in the sense that we don’t act or respond to things like we believe. When others see us they don’t see us as an example of Jesus.
We can’t profess things we don’t live.
Maybe we are only doing what we’ve been taught to do. Maybe we are having such a hard time in our own lives that we only see things through that distorted lens.
I don’t know but I include myself in these things. I’m not exempt from reacting out of my own circumstances at times.
What I do know is this – speaking those things that are not, as though they were is a powerful weapon against darkness. (Rom 4:7) When we do this, we are declaring what God has spoken to us and it sets our eyes toward it. It’s a powerful weapon of encouragement to us and to others. Speaking the solution, as opposed to speaking only those things we see with our natural eyes change our focus to HOPE and dreams. When we only see and speak of darkness, there isn’t any hope, there is no life and when we live in that place, we have put our faith in the wrong kingdom.
Please understand, this is not a message of condemnation. No, it’s a message of hope and a reminder of the access we have so we CAN be light and salt in this world that is in need of us to stand up in who we are and reveal the kingdom to them – even if it’s by praying for them, declaring a future and a hope over them or by simply loving them where they are.
For there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…
So let’s go out bring the answers and solutions to those around us and not spend our time pointing out darkness. Sure it’s there but what are WE going to do about it? Ask God, he’s waiting for you.