Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”
If He is directing our steps and we are having to walk through deceit, hatefulness, discord, strife, disunity, hurtfulness, unrest, mistrust, and so many more words I could type here, than the reason must be that He wants us to see and to recognize all those things are not part of His character. If He is directing our steps towards those circumstances then He must expect us to act like we are His children by walking into each one bringing His Light and His character with us. And by doing so, we will disspell the darkness and all the characters of the enemy.
So then, what is the character of God? Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; against such things there is no law.” And Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.” Just by reading these Scriptures we get a clear understanding of God’s character and the attributes we are to use to combat all the character defeats of the devil that wages war with in our flesh and in all the situations we walk through each day.
I know there are so many who would disagree, but I do not believe I am a negative person. I am a realist, and that is because I walk by what I see. But today I am being reminded that the child of God is required to walk by faith, which pleases God, and not be shaken by what I see (or hear, or feel). What I see, as Paul says, is like looking into a mirror — and mirrors really distort the image of a thing. There will come a time when I will see face to face and there’ll be no distortion, no shadow, no hindrance of anything fleshly. But today, I must walk by faith. And though a thing looks good, bad or neutral, I must rely upon my Father who knows the heart of a matter, and trust that He knows what is not only right and just, but what is best for His child.
I pray for a day filled with positive results and miracles straight from God’s heart that will touch the spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and financial hearts of those we are in business with, those we are in relationship with, those we are in partnership with, and in us. Father, I do not know what it will take to positively affect all the situations we find ourselves in today. But You tell us to seek for and ask for wisdom. Direct our steps and help us keep our focus on letting our light shine in dark places, and being salt to a world whose taste has gone flat. Let us find favor in Your sight, that we may cause others to see the help from Your hand and bless Your holy Name. In Jesus’ Name, I ask. Amen.