A battle of fate
by Takura Kajengo
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God loves us all; and is in charge of our lives, He is perfectly informed and in control of when and what we need, as much as at times some subjects may seem to be in control of what we have, what we must have or when we should have it, only one Almighty can control; look at the calamity Job was in, how at times he thought that certain were in control of his life, but rather God knew; it is HEARING Him who is almighty that causes us to endure in times when things seem too harsh to accept or believe; of course at this juncture i am not encouraging you to be dum or non-reactant; BUT be careful what and when and who you react to, lest they waste your time to react to the one and most high Almighty! It is God to whom we are slaves, and as Paul encourages us, this is He to whom all bow their knees to; NONE can evade His authority, if only we are able to WAIT upon Him and hear His word upon our lives before, or if ever we are to react to the things of this world.
Take this into account, nothing anyone does changes what the Lord has planned for your life, CONCENTRATE on Him.
We are like pots being made and moulded by their potter; ONLY THAT WE THINK WE HAVE a mouth to SPEAK, a hand to ACT; otherwise we are perfectly and wonderfully made in such a way that the only one who can be in charge is the POTTER not the other pots, no matter how intimidating they may seem, they are ALSO under the authority of the Almighty; in other words, WASTE your FAITHFUL words on HIM who is able to answer in mysterious ways, rather than these pagans, who like us can be able to do nothing PROVIDED He doesn't want them to.
Remember James he says, "Ask and you will receive, the reason you don't receive is because you ask amiss", lets ASK the right way, straight to Him who controls.
The effect that the way we view those we consider to have authority over our being projects beyond where we like them to; In a later state, when your redemption shall be only needful of God even in appearance, this view of those around us haunts us to think that they again have a bearing on our fate, this is simply a battle of fate, to teach a man who it is that controls their past, present and future, if at any point we have believed that the Almighty has had a hand in where we were, it is my encouragement to you to acknowledge and RECKON His mighty hand in our present calamity.
There's a part in the book of Luke (it's funny in a way, I've quote it below) but it encourages the same, regardless of the situation one is in, no matter how extreme; it is with great regret and sorrow that the same impact this has had on my being has not managed to do the same here; it would have been my desire to see it work also in you...i will quote these words "if anyone takes anything from you, do not demand for it back" as said by Him whom i acknowledge to be my Lord and savior; i hope even now, somehow, someway, He who is able to reveal hidden secrets may do so to His own glory and fame, Amen.
Of Course, i am not exactly sure when this shall seem APPROPRIATE in your lives, as you have mentioned that this is not the appropriate time, but i will testify that it was at my time of weakness, and i hope the same for you:
27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despite-fully use you.
29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
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