Many times in life we are faced with adverse situations. Some that may cause anger,pain,heartache or strife. For many of us that can be real with ourselves, our first intial reaction is to respond back with the same intense hurt and pain that was inflicted upon us. You begin to ask yourself the questions Why me Lord? What did I do to deserve this? If we are not careful our emotions begin to kick in that may lead us to a point of bitterness and unforgivess that was only to last for a moment but caused us to become stuck for what seems to be a lifetime.
The answer to your questions why me or what did I do to deserve this is simple. You said YES! You said yes to Christ when you gave him your life,that was the easy part.Some of you reading this may have never given your life to Christ and yet experience the same hurt and pain. One thing is quite clear you were not born here to be a self help. Your life is being lived out to help someone else even long after you're gone.
This is why it is important and imperative to love like Christ loves. That is the only way. For example the story of the Betrayal of Jesus by Judas which can be found in Matthew 26 , shows a plot to kill Jesus being discussed among the Chief Priests ,scribes and Elders by using trickery. It then depicts Judas ( one of the twelve disciples of Jesus) going to the Chief Priest and making an offer to betray Jesus for the right price. As the story continues at The Lord's Supper, Jesus said one of you at this table will betray me, when Judas asked him Rabbi is it I ? Jesus replied "You have said It". The story continues to where Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss ,which led to Jesus being seized and sentenced to death.
In summary your most hurt and pain inflicted may come from the people who sat and broke bread with you right at your own dinner table. People that you have shared your most intimate secrets with to only find out your business is listed as the latest gossip at the beauty or barber shop. Your tears of hurt may come from people who said they loved you ,they would be there for you and would never intentionally hurt you, but yet the truth is, they lied. Your ultimate betrayal may have come from the people you trusted to be close to you ,yet negotiated your life for public humiliation and crucifixtion for the right price. Not because you did something wrong, but you were doing everything God instructed you to do. You were living to try and do the right thing ,living out the call on your life and BOOM!!!
Some of us right now have already experienced a Judas in our life,but remember Judas was part of the plan for you to walk into your greatest destiny. The Chief Priests ,scribes and elders thought they were destroying Jesus but they actually propelled him to his ultimate call that passionately excelled Him to the next level. Even through the most adverse situations Jesus loved his way through death that birthed new life for us. Remember it's easy to take revenge,become bitter,and hold a grudge that can bring about a life of misery,sickness and sometimes an early death. MsSondraSayz be encouraged to follow after Jesus example who loved His way through the adverse situation that only lasted for a moment, to a greater cause that birthed for us eternal life. It's not always easy to love when you are continually being slapped in the face, which is why it is important to allow Christ love to overtake you. Through Him you can learn how to love your enemies,smile at your haters and forgive your betrayers.
If you like to read about the betrayal of Jesus and don't have a bible Mssondra sayz it's okay.If you have an iphone or ipad just download the bible app for free,or go to your computer and use the google search engine to find the story. ( Matt. 26).MsSondraSayz, if you want to experience more of this love I'm talking about in this blog just simply say Lord I surrender my life to you ,forgive me of my sins and come into my life now in Jesus name. Whether you heard of Christ or never heard of Him He hears you and he hears the sincerity in your heart.
MsSondra sayz if you have discovered a Judas in your midst start rejoicing and loving your way through the pain ,you are on your way to the next deminsion of great destiny.