Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Instructions Save Time

Proverbs 19:20 (NIV)
Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.

*Many people do not mind listening to advice or teachings given by God be it through a pastor, or an individual that was sent by God to you. However, utilizing the advice seems to be where the disconnect takes place. It's easy to read and enjoy the word,  but applying it to everyday life can be difficult for some. Think about it: How many times have you or someone you know said "amen" in church (meaning "so be it"), yet you or that person goes out into the world and begins to worry, suffer, date whoever they choose and not who God sends, drink, curse, fix up your own concoction of how you are going to make it, and do other things that God hasn't given you the green light on? This is why people go around in the same old circle, stay on the same path, and never progress as they should because you only LISTENED to the advice, but didn't adhere to God's instruction on how to apply the word and advice to your own life. Rather then embrace progression or uncover a solid solution, people often justify staying in mess because they are afraid of change or put the idea of change on the back burner since it currently doesn't make sense....Of course it won't because you haven't BEGUN to follow and implement the instructions God gave you. As always remember that a situation is prolonged not because God wants us to stew in our mess, but because you chose to sit there. Some things take time, but examine if you are on your timing or His...

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