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You ever get frustrated with folks that aren’t Christian? You ever just really get fed up with the world, with the way that people act, that their choices, their decisions, the way that their mind works?
There’s something that I say from time to tim – I don’t expect lost folks to act like Christians. I do, however, expect Christians to act like Christians. So, if you are spending your time, expecting people that don’t know Jesus Christ, to act like me or you, than you are just wasting your time.
They aren’t. They simply aren’t. Listen to what it says in 2 Corinthians 4:4-6
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
We see here that the god of this age (Satan) has blinded the unbelievers to the truth of God. So then, what is our move? What are we to do? What are our options?
Pray. Build relationships. Take Christ with you. Shine the light. Take it with you.
In your words. In your actions. In all that you do. Shine His. The light will shine in the darkness. And the darkness will not overcome it. Take the light of Jesus with you.
But first, and foremost. Pray. Pray for those that you know that don’t love Jesus. Pray for those that you know that need to love Him better. Pray.
Pray for His word to spread. Pray for the church. Pray for yourself.
Yes, they are blinded. Don’t get frustrated. Don’t get angry. Love. Trust. Pray.
And let God take care of the rest.
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