What About You?

We pray all the time for the spiritual growth of our brothers and sisters, petitioning God and interceding in their behalf.

And then when Almighty Gods answers our prayers and grows them in the abundance of His Wisdom, something ironic happens:

The younger brother or sister approaches us to share a thought or observation about what they saw us doing, or heard us speaking or preaching about in order to set us straight and help us as we helped them.

And what do we do? We blindly stand our position. Inside us something arises that we tend to dislike about being corrected. We do not like our mistakes being pointed out especially by younger brothers and sisters who we foolishly believe ‘we brought them in.’

I say, blindly stand our ground, because one must point out the following Truth:

“Aren’t you the one that has been praying to God all year long about this brother? Or this sister? Did you not pray for God to grow his faith exponentially? Did you not pray for Almighty God to make her wiser, smarter, and to touch more lives than you have- through the power of Christ?

And now that God has answered your prayers and is actively doing His Will… You resist being corrected? You resist the messages being delivered through the very brother or sister that you spent so much time praying for?

Did you really mean those prayers?
Or were you trying to impress God with your devotion and piety?

I am posting below a conversation I had between myself and a brother, who I considered my big brother in Christ. Now I AM not posting this to prove him wrong or prove myself right. What I have written is not directed to my Big Brother in Christ, it is reflective of my own failures. It is indicative of our own human nature and tendencies, tendencies which I myself have lived through and experienced many times. God had already given me the message titled: What About You before we had the conversation. I have blacked out the names because this is not about names.

My fellow brother wrote:

This included a picture of his the brother in Christ he was referring to.


Fellow brother:

Last reply of conversation:

Continued on image below, my apologies for the difference in font size

This issue is a big one that is currently affecting our body of Christ. Which is why it has arrived. We always want to help others shine, and bring God glory
..but often I have seen our own family cutting the help off and the resources once we see there is potential for us to lose:

A) some of the focus being on them
B) they fear they may lose their position or responsibility they carry inside or outside of the church
C) we tend to help up to a certain point- we say and pray we want the best for our brothers and sisters but if the best means us losing, being removed, being corrected, challenged, stepping back or down from, then we pull back- we don’t want them to outshine the work we ourselves are doing for Christ Jesus.

Christ has touched on this exact message over and over again. For a reason. Today He has allowed me to put it together better than ever. Thank you Lord.

I would like to close with the Words Of Christ in John 14:12

12-13 “In solemn truth I tell you, anyone believing in me shall do the same miracles I have done, and even greater ones, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask him for anything, using my name, and I will do it, for this will bring praise to the Father because of what I, the Son, will do for you. 14 Yes, ask anything, using my name, and I will do it!

Notice has Christ said ‘….the same miracles I have done and EVEN GREATER ONES..”

He said this because He understood how to build others without limitations. He understood it was about bringing Glory to Our Father In Heaven, even when it means we ourselves are spit on, overlooked, or lose something- He lost His life. Willingly.

Serving Christ is NEVER chasing Him so that we may perform GREATER MIRACLES than Him. Those who desire such will never perform such. For their hearts are not on Christ, they are on the limelight. They are all about THE SHOW OF CHRIST.

It is not about miracles at all.

It is about SERVING CHRIST IN ANY CAPACITY, SHAPE OR FORM. And to be willing to RUN to Him when He calls you into action. It is to understand that every action and every duty is OF HIGH IMPORTANCE and every DETAIL matters.

Without those who clean and sanitize the toilets, the King has no clean place to utilize.

Rejoice then! Let us rejoice as we witness those we have prayed for surpass our abilities. Thank and praise Almighty God! Those abilities were never ours to begin with. Jump up and down and sing a new song of Joy! For Our Father in Heaven is being glorified and He has allowed us to be a part of it.

Let us be willing to step aside this year. Let us be willing to let go of the limelight. Be willing to continue supporting those God has called us to support even when it means WE WILL NOT SHINE AT ALL.

Remembering, we enlisted to Serve Almighty God to serve Him. For HIM TO SHINE HIS GLORY ETERNALLY!


Published by Benmadley777

My aim is to help others make sense of their own lives, by sharing the failures and misfortunes of mine. Misfortune and failure lead a man to the unmistakable clarity of his deception- That there is no need, nor room for God, because he himself is self sufficient, well educated, rich and capable. The more the man stays his ground, holding fast to his position- the more suffering he shall bring into his life. Suffering is the ground upon which elimination of the false occurs and perception of the Truth begins. After enough time is spent courting Misery, Pain, Humiliation, Slavery, Emptiness, one seeks to stop the bleeding. Some men prefer to bleed their way to death rather than admit their ignorance; that their way will never work. While other men, surrender, which is the beginning of knowledge. By surrendering the man does not fall, he rises and steps foot upon the path of Eternal Wisdom and Truth. It is the path that leads to Eternal Life- the pursuit of knowledge, is the pursuit of Almighty God- Man's Creator. *If you have questions, concerns, need direction, prayer, you may email me.* I do not charge for what Almighty God has given me freely. Bhines7165@gmail.com

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