Not Every Question
Love you all, praying for you,
What is your biggest regret? Don’t answer! Why answer that? Don’t. Just because someone asks you a question doesn’t mean you have to answer it. Does that question lead to praise? Does it lead to building you up in your faith? If not – choose a different question to answer. What I’m most thankful for, is God’s mercy and grace – despite all my mistakes. I don’t spend much time on regret, but I am looking forward to what God has for me next! He’s always faithful, He provides everything I need, and enough to share with others. He gives vision and direction and joy that goes with it. He can even restore what the locusts have eaten… How about you, what are you looking forward to?” In life, you get to choose what questions you answer, and what questions you don’t. Some questions aren’t even worth considering. Don’t. Always think life, so you always speak life. And don’t let other people, whether attacking, well-intending, or just foolish, trap you into questions that God doesn’t have for you. If nothing else, just reverse the question with kindness. “I don’t know, what about you?” That will buy you some time, and may even give you an opportunity to encourage them, and help them see what God has done in their life. Every conversation you have with another person – you should help them discover their testimony. God has done wonderful things in their life, even if they don’t know Him yet, or haven’t noticed. You can always celebrate the good in their life, they’ll appreciate it, it will lift their spirits, and will point them to God. Regarding regret, remember the Daily Huddle – No Time For? If you are regretting, you’re not rejoicing. What is regret? a temptation, an invitation to think about less than God’s best. Regrets aren’t worth thinking about – they just lead to paralysis, not progress. Regret just gets you discouraged or even depressed. It stops you, it doesn’t propel you. To stop and think about something bad that happened in your past, whether a foolish or poor choice, or the wicked, selfish choices of others means your thoughts are backward not forward. Anytime the devil wants to chain you with regret, rejoice instead. God was faithful! Even in your mistakes, wrong choices or flat foolishness. He was faithful in your affliction, whether self-inflicted or the selfishness of others. Any regret should be replaced by a testimony! God is working it out for your good! He promised! Regret just prevents you from thinking about the promises of God, what He has for your future, for your destiny, for the good that He has stored up for those who fear Him, the good that He has for you! “Examine yourself,” which God tells you to do, doesn’t mean think about regrets, it means be honest with where you are right now… what you are doing right now? Not in the past, that’s over! What are you doing right now - and is it God’s best for you or less than His best. That’s what ‘examine yourself’ means, to consider if it’s your way or God’s way for you… So you can choose to leave your way which will be a train-wreck and choose God’s way which is a highway to the purpose and destiny that He has for you. If you find yourself struggling with regret, it’s the devil trying to hold you back, not the God who loves you – who’s just waiting to move you forward! Praying that you’ll reject regret and rejoice instead. If you’re busy obeying His plan and His Word for you, there’s no time for regret, you’re enjoying the rejoicing, anticipating the blessing, and praising Him for the progress. Praying that you won’t answer every question, just because someone asks it. That you’ll choose the questions you will consider and answer. And praying that you’ll review your PiVAT Yearly and PiVAT Progress – it’s what God has for you – for His glory and your good!
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!