“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office.” -Romans 12:4
Just imagine if we cheered each other on as much as we talk about one another. Let’s get real this month about being more like Jesus. Yes, we are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37). Yes, we are the apple of His eye (Psalm 17:8). Yes, we are blessed going in and blessed coming out, (Deut.28:6) but are we really producing the good fruit in our lives? Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Mark12:31); however, lately I have seen more sinners loving better than the body of Christ does. We ought to be on our knees repenting and committing to not only say we will do better, but actually do better.
Ever thought about fasting for ten days of saying nothing negative. Nothing negative about others and nothing negative about ourselves. Yes, before you get upset I know that fasting pertains to food, but it is much deeper than that. It is sacrificing the flesh. Too many times we are blaming the enemy instead of dying to self. Listen, I understand that people get on our nerves and we say, ‘you don’t know what they did to me,’ etc, but if we have an issue with someone, I will have to say that it has more to do with ourselves than the other person.
Please let’s stop stirring up strife. Buckle down to discipline our flesh, especially our mouths. The tongue is unruly evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:8). It is better the keep our mouths shut than to become a stumbling block. Let’s represent Christ well. As we stay in our lane, run our race, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus; we will have no time to be in comparison, jealousy, and strife.
Let’s be supportive, encouraging, and helpful, not hurtful. Let’s make Poppa proud. I am cheering each of you on to complete the work He has called you to do. Don’t try to be a thumb if He equipped you to be an arm. Let’s stay in our lane and hear Him say, Well done my good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:23).
Until next time, be positive and be your brothers’ and sisters’ best fan!! Let’s go win the world together! ❤️
Tina Bassett resides in New Martinsville. She is a single mom of three beautiful daughters: Rachel, Charity, and Destiny. She is the director of the greeters/ushers, serves on the prayer team, and also participates on the praise and worship team at her local church. She loves animals and the beach. More than anything she wants her life to reflect God’s love and have an impact on those around her.