If the majority of us are going through painful experiences at the same time, we can relate but we probably cannot depend on the majority to solve all of our problems. And no matter how honest, loving, real, consistent, faithful, compassionate, and integrous we have been, are, or continue to be – it will not move or change or fulfill or ease some people’s problems! (Realization point: From the heart flows the issues of life. God holds us in His hands. We don’t have the whole world in our hands. It is He that is needed in that person’s life. We can intercede and believe. We can even be used in a rescue effort but only Jesus can be the Savior of hearts.)
If someone is bent on being lousy and having an attitude exempt of gratitude, your “good nature” won’t heal them. It’s going to take more than that. And it’s going to take more than you. If he/she is sulking over something less major than most of the “majority’s” issues, they’ll burrow in bitterness. But if he/she is expecting restoration even through their biggest dilemma, a fully restored individual is what you will eventually witness. Ya can’t help a devil! But you sure can express your healing spirit to people bent on breakthrough! Two or more can agree on the breakthrough and it shall be done. It might take fasting. It might take perseverance. It might take some professional counseling. It might take an operation involving many people. An operation is a process of cutting open someone’s body in order to repair, replace, or remove a damaged part. Meeting some heart issues will require more than a pep talk right?!
“Regaining full strength” and “returning safely to normal” activities after a heart operation, might take re-training. I love what 1 Tim. 4:7-10 says about us training ourselves! Are we training to be lousy or are we training to be godly? We “labor and strive because we have put our hope in the living God…” We need to teach ourselves particular skills and behaviors. We’ve got to develop the knowledge to be competent again, showing up regularly to recovering methods of positivity. Anyone can act lousy when they feel worthless. Feelings are different than faith and truth. We are capable. Efficient. Accepted.
May I ask you a Courage Question? What has your heart been through?
I call them courage questions because they require stepping away from fear to tell a story regardless of what others have said or done to you. Regardless of how bad spirits have held you back or trapped your best from coming out. Can you see yourself making your way to recovery while on a stretcher and nowhere else to go? Recovering new methods are there waiting on you…