TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
To partner means “to take part with.” Partner with Me and together we will establish My will in your life. I have never left you and I never will. Surrender your will to Mine and be amazed at what you’ll experience.
THE HILL YOU’RE WILLING TO DIE ON
Some politicians act foolishly in addressing every criticism, slight or accusation. With that said, I see godly people do the same thing all the time.
If your objective is to reach your kids for Jesus and your strategy is to include them in church activities, do not gripe at them in the parking lot before church and all the way home. That tactic does not work. It’s not a productive strategy because it’s partnering with a critical spirit.
There are times, especially with your kids and your critics, that not everything needs to be addressed. This is also called “choosing your battles” or “deciding which hill to die on.” It’s all about being on the battlefield that you have the grace to win on, and getting off the wrong battlefield.
Arguing and defending yourself can easily distract from your objective. Pick your battles. Is this crisis really that big of a deal? If it is, by all means handle it. If it’s not, take that opportunity to teach others about grace and maybe even a bit of mercy.
You’re going to have to change your behavior and lay down your life. If you’re fighting every battle, you’re poisoning the harvest You have to recognize and humble yourself when you realize something doesn’t work toward your objective.
You’re not who you use to be. Amen. God has done a great and a tremendous work in your life and He’s not done with you yet. He’s proud of you. He loves you. He sees the harvest. He’s called you and He’s trusted you to partner with Him for that harvest. And my friends you will see that harvest.
Don’t get so caught up in addressing every little thing – every issue, criticism, fault and foible – that you put your strategy to win the lost, including your kids and family, on the back burner. Keep your head in the game and choose the hill you’re willing to die on.
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. – Proverbs 15:18
FROM MY SERMON SERIES LORD OF THE HARVEST