Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Grace and Glory of interacting with people of God

Since I started working, I have realised, how I really forgot how the world was. Since I stopped working in 2008,I spent the subsequent 4 years to engage with church folks and avoided people who I considered unreasonable until I had to join the workforce again just recently which I thank God greatly for.
As much as I am grateful for the opportunity to get out of the house and engage and earn money for my hard work and labour rather than slack at home, I have noticed something I may have taken for granted or forgotten and that is the value of beautiful and sensible yet loving people we find in church or even in our own circle of friends and family and I have noticed that this is not the case with people of the world.
With them, you literally have to give up your values, compromise and suck up to people before you receive respect which is supposed to be so common to man that even cave men back in the day were able to  exercise....I’m pretty sure they had respect for other men: I HOPE
I ‘ve always heard the verse that says, do not forsake the gathering of the brethren and I realise that it is so powerful to be in the company of the right people and how that nourishes you as a person and significantly endorses a person’s value.
One lesson I have learnt is that you should never stay or be where you are not valued.
Value and Regard are such important factors and influencers of human essence and interaction and in fact all other living organisms minus worms and limbless animals....hey I’m not hating but I just forgot how painful it is to deal with the world and sometimes people can do or say some things and they can cause you to be ungrateful to God....say God forgive me for any ungratefulness that I have shown lately if you have read up to this point
God has really made everything so glorious among his children and I wish most of the people I worked with were Christians or valued God and all men no matter their race, age or background etc and just gave them the respect they owed them.
There is also one thing I have noticed that people of the world esp are very keen on power and  status and prestige to the point where they will do literally anything to get to the top or to get recognised even if it means stepping or walking all over another person and I think that is so sad.
My Bishop always says the things that human beings are EXTREMELY concerned about including Christians are SEX, MONEY and POWER yet they are never willing to admit it.
The reality is nothing lasts but here’s how I see it they have no hope because they have no true God to assure them and in fact deliver and provide for them in these times therefore they fight for what is not eternal.
I‘ve been telling myself lately....
·         Don’t take it personal
·         This is training grounds, learn what God wants you to learn before you leave here
·         Do your work very well and be faithful....
·         Serve like you are serving God

And it makes me feel okay. Sometimes I add a prayer or sing a song to remind myself that I am not forsaken and that God is sovereign. Take joy in this even as you’ve read it and enjoy the love you are receiving from the one who made you and values you the most.


  1. I agree with about 70% of this post.
    i think its essential to remain WITHIN the world, and engage with the simple man in order to TRULY grow in faith.
    Remain faithful hun, and never hide your light under a bushel. go out into the workforce (as you have) and may the grace of God be with you x


  2. So true... I was reminded this summer when I returned to the workforce after 3 years. But as you said, there is always a lesson in the experience and God uses these to prepare us to become stronger people so that when we get to where He'll have us be, we'll be able to appreciate it and also use the lesson where it needs to be applied. Of course sometimes its a bit difficult to be appreciative when you feel like you are being treated unwisely, but God is faithful, He'll never put us through that which we cannot bare... Great post by the way!!!

  3. Amen to both of ya more esp Bleurgh,I agree with you,its the challenge of engaging with the simple that we test our faith and in fact grow.I appreciate that wisdom.Thank you


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