We live in a very, very, VERY opinionated time. Everyone has something to say about everything. People judge what they don’t even have the full backstory on. Fake news is distributed so quickly, social media has become the new CNN. To make it personal, how many times have you went to someone with a good news and you got a really lousy response from them, similar to that of a *cough* hater *cough*. How many times have you shared a really cool idea with someone, but because it was too big for their brain to comprehend they suggested that you do something easier or even worse “girl, I don’t think thats going to happen”.
Some of us have some of those individuals in our life right now and for whatever reason we still choose to keep them around…we still share our good news with them, we still ask for their input, and we still get annoyed at their response every time knowing good and well they have remained consistent in their actions. People like this only know how to celebrate with you when you’re mourning (sad,disappointed, discouraged), because as you know “misery loves company”.
Let’s jump right into scripture:
“When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, He said to them, “Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.” – Matthew 9:23-25
A little backstory for this scripture, Jesus is passing through a town and a ruler, the father of the young girl, approaches Him saying, my daughter has died come place your hand on her and she’ll live. When Jesus gets to the house all these people are crying over this little girl and just being a mess. Forgive me, but this story reminds me of every black family funeral! People being dramatic, most of these people haven’t seen the little girl or the family for years, some of these other people was probably just talking mess about the girl’s daddy and prob her mama, too. Half of these people probably owe the daddy money, but if they cry loud enough, maybe he’ll forget…I digress lol….
Anywho, so Jesus comes in and Jesus being Jesus, doesn’t have time for the extras. He’s like “NAH! What y’all not about to be doing is have a fit in this girl’s room!” And the people ridiculed Him like, “Bruh! Her daddy said she’s dead, I’m pretty sure she’s dead” Jesus doesn’t have time and is like y’all gotta get out! (this is really how I read the Bible, y’all, don’t judge me! lol) BUT the MIRACLE happens when the doubters, naysayers, “misery loves company” folks CLEAR THE ROOM.
“But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.” – Matthew 9:25
Doubt is a spirit. Fear is a spirit. Depression is a spirit. Envy is a spirit…Death is a spirit. If the people around you project these things on to you, the spirit will take form and take root in you. I’m not saying this to be scary, but if you are around a cheerful person often, you yourself become more cheerful. If you are around chaos more often, you yourself start feeling like life is chaotic. If you are around a person that comes around only when things die, you yourself will start experiencing more “deaths” in your dreams, ambitions, and overall joy to take on a new day. I challenge you to be fearless like Jesus, notice the noise around you that isn’t speak to LIFE and clear them out of your atmosphere.
Prayer: Lord, thank you that your Word constantly speaks life. I come against anyone/thing that rejoices over the premature deaths of my dreams and goals. I ask that you help and guide me to disconnect from those that wish to see me fall in any capacity and Father I pray that you place incredible people in my life that would encourage, pray, and be life givers, so that the passions that you’ve given me can be birth into this world and bear fruit, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen!
Please feel free to share this with any and everyone you think would need to read this. You never know there may be someone in your contact list that needs to hear this right now! Love you all and I hope you pray for me as I pray for you!