Don’t Feed The Symptoms!

We all have our ways and it is clear to see that some ways have to be modified or supressed when we come into the presence of others who’s ways may seem more dominant than ours. We may find ourselves talking differently, moving differently, and even thinking differently in order to make the environment peaceful.

Sometimes we may find that we have to hold our tongue a lot and bear a lot just to get by in the moment. “But I tell you, on the day of judgment people will have to give an accounting for every careless or useless word they speak. For by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin; and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced.” Matthew 12:36‭-‬37 AMP

Truly our words are not something that we should handle carelessly. The bible says “Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.” Proverbs 21:23 NKJV But some may think because we choose to guard our mouth to keep us out of trouble that that in itself is enough. But when we internalize the very unspeakable words and negativity towards others we end up feeding the symptoms of bitterness, anger, animosity, resentment which ultimitely manifests itself outwardly “… along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence].” Ephesians 4:31 AMP

God doesn’t want our minds, hearts, spirits, and our souls to linger in this state of unrest. He has called us, chosen us, and he has many promises in store for us. But until we get it together, he waits. He waits for the many who allow their of state of mind toward others to trap them in the prison of their minds. Confined to the symptomatic feelings of a mental state that manifests itself, creating many outward conditions that questions the foretold promises of God. God wants us to know that he “…does not delay [as though He were unable to act] and is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is [extraordinarily] patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 AMP

We’re the ones that are taking too long to surrender it all to him and to fall in line. The bible encourages us to “…live a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called [that is, to live a life that exhibits godly character, moral courage, personal integrity, and mature behavior—a life that expresses gratitude to God for your salvation], with all humility [forsaking self-righteousness], and gentleness [maintaining self-control], with patience, bearing with one another in [unselfish] love.” Ephesians 4:1-2 AMP.

Don’t feed the symptoms! “Make every effort to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the bond of peace [each individual working together to make the whole successful].” Ephesians 4:3 AMP

Be blessed,

G.M.

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