Sometimes it’s in the Home

Don’t be amazed that your competitors reside in the very place where you lay your head. Don’t be amazed who will try to knock you down. We have to understand that these things will occur. It even says it in the bible. Jeremiah 12:6 says’ “For even your brothers and the household of your father. Even they have dealt treacherously with you. Even they cried aloud you. Do not believe them although they may say nice things to you.”

When there’s something to compete with or against. People will do some crazy things. They will try their best to get next to you in some way. When we analyze closely we can find some wrong in each action that’s inside and outside the home. If a mother for instance is trying to separate a husband and wife then she is wrong. It doesn’t matter how many issues they have or if the daughter comes to her mother for advice. She is not in any position to dictate the marriage. A husband shouldn’t go against his mother in law and although differences will arise. Everyone should come to an agreement.

The whole house will shake and become dysfunctional when everyone is trying to compete for a position. If the husband is placed on the sidelines and the mother in law is placed in front then there will be chaos because that is out of order. Even if a husband is projecting unhealthy behaviors. He is not to be removed without ┬áremoving himself or the wife asking him to remove himself. Any family member that tries to step in front of the husband’s position are in the wrong no matter how right they think they are. People claim to know the word but will refuse to put it in action. Family should be there for one another but they shouldn’t try to create chaos with immediate family members. First it’s God, husband and wife, then it’s the children. All other relatives are after and not before.

Competition can be dangerous. People tend to lose themselves in it. They won’t care who they knock down to win. It’s not about winning. It’s about getting better or at least making attempts to get better. Can you imagine trying to excel in something and your relatives can’t handle it? They may try every avenue to make sure they’re in a position to receive something. What do you do in that case? The best thing to do is to allow them to wear themselves out. Yes, let them carry on trying to compete, and the one in the middle should continue doing what it takes to make progress.

The bible will speak greatly about husband and wife. It expresses that the husband shall leave both mother and father and cleave to thy wife. Life experience will teach us why God said what he said about husband and wife. Family members will get out of order and try to push the husband out as if they will help the wife when the husband is gone. They’re trying to find a way to make sure they’re not left out of the equation. We have to live our lives and we’ll be miserable when we allow others to dictate our lives.

If you’re not invited in then don’t make your way in. It create a wedge between everyone when there’s one or two people trying to make sure they have a position for themselves. We will find that some family members will pretend to give so that they can receive whatever is coming. You know what to do in that case? Allow them to run themselves ragged and soon enough they realize their actions are foolish and their behavior is only causing whatever relationship there is to come to an end.

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Find Peace by Limiting Your Time With Toxic People

We have to do what’s best for us. If that means removing some people out of our lives then that’s what we have to do. ┬áIf we spend lots of time with toxic people then we will end up feeling sick. We have to find our peace which means silence in a lot of cases. Have you ever been in a position where you hear someone’s voice and you go the other way because you don’t want to deal with the mess? Well, this will happen, yhat toxicity can make one want to run for the hills.

When you’re trying to keep the peace. It’s best to think about positive things because people will try to test you. Our well being is important and that’s why we should surround ourselves with positivity. Sometimes taking a walk or reading a book will help us tune out the noise. We can’t control other people’s behavior but we can control how we react towards the behavior of others.

Sometimes people want to see if they can push our buttons and they will wait for a response. If a response is given then they will continue the behavior. If they’re persistent then they may not care that silence was given but one should embrace their peace.

We should be sociable but unfortunately we’re unable to be sociable with everyone. There’s all sorts of people in this world and we will have to deal with them at some point. The toxic ones don’t deserve to take up a lot of our time. Sometimes people are being toxic out of fear or anger. In time those emotions will fade.

If we find ourselves feeling irritated when coming in contact with people who try to get under our skin then we should remove ourselves from the situation. Unfortunately some people are miserable and they feel the need to make others that way.

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I Will Continue to Pray

Pray for your enemies. They are unaware of what they’re doing. That means that they don’t know the punishments of God. God is forgiving. Man may not forgive but God will. He’s also loving and because He loves us so. He will punish when there’s wrong doing. When we ask God for forgiveness and truly mean it. He grants it and so does Jesus. He washed our sins away.

Man doesn’t seem to understand that. When I say, “man.” I mean “mankind.” They will take upon themselves to project what many call “karma.” It can be a dangerous game because those who try to intentionally cause harm to a person or persons will face the wrath. That is the wrath of God. His punishment isn’t like the punishment mankind projects.

So when people do us wrong and want to set us straight. They will face consequences. When we do wrong and we all have. We will suffer consequences but once we’re forgiven for our actions. It is over but not where man is concerned. For all those who attacked me and others. God isn’t pleased. He sees everything and He will not allow persecution against His people.

For some it may seem like a game and others may think that it was karma. God told us that vengeance belongs to Him and He means it. I pray for those who try to harm others. So many do so for personal gain. Some may wish for people to be broken but what they don’t understand is, that wrath will set things straight, it willl teach lessons that no man can teach.

When we try to find what we so call, “dirt” on people. Someone will find it on you. Isn’t it amazing how people can point fingers at others but never point fingers at themselves and that goes for “Christians” as well. There’s those almost everyday Church going folks trying to call people out more than anything. Just because one holds a seat in church doesn’t mean they will go to heaven.

Jesus can wash sin away in sand but man will try to chop your spirit until you break. If you have strong “faith” you won’t break. As the wrath comes, we should stay out of the way, and meditate because it will come. I’ve had people come to me face to face and apologize for their actions. When they went through, they had to think, and they learned. We all have flaws. Yes we’re perfect but our actions aren’t always that way.

I will pray for persecutors and for everyone. No matter what comes up against me. I can and I will get back up. Those who seek to cause harm doesn’t know what God can do. We may hurt people but to maliciously attack people is something those attackers have to live with and the punishment will be greater for those who are called by God. Have a blessed day and don’t forget to pray.

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Pretending to be Supporters

Wow! Really? When some people pretend to be supportive just “smile.” We’re born to face challenges and just because we go through them that doesn’t mean we have to allow them to hinder us. Some people are challenging in their own way but when we understand who they are we’re able to deal with it better. Why pretend? People have their own motives. For some it’s because they want money and so they decide to be underhanded. Sometimes we have to distance ourselves from people who we know mean us no good and sometimes we just have to play the fool.

When they say they’re your ally but they’ve showed you different. Back away slowly and keep your “Moves private.” Talk about the sunshine or whatever they’re not interested in. Simply keep going with your real allies and be happy about it. It amazes me how people can stare you right in your face and pretend to be on your side but working against you. It will reveal itself or someone will get mad and tell. Whatever. Throw some good on them.

When they go left, go right, when they say no. Say, “yes,” and so on and so on. When they ask you what your plans are. Say, “I don’t know”, let them think that you trust them but you really don’t. Every time you try to make that move, they say, “I’ll see about that,” wow! Does that sound like an ally? Nope! Some people are so miserable and I feel sorry for them because they’ll always be alone and single.

Don’t pretend to be an ally when you’ve demonstrated enemy behavior. Don’t pretend say and you’re a “Priest, Evangelist, Minister and Woman of God” when you’re trying to hold your daughter back. I believe that this shall pass. No man can stop “God’s Plan.” Oh they can try but God intervenes. Know who your allies and enemies are. Stop thinking that you have more power than God. No one does. He will set the record straight and if you think you’re lonely now. You’ll be alone and wondering where everyone went. We’re suppose to love everyone. Love our enemies and those who come up against us.

“A mother can carry a child in the womb and have absolutely no connection with their child.”

“Keep your enemies close so that you can watch them slip up.”

“Don’t vent to the ones that claim that you can trust them.” They just want the information so that they can reveal it.”

“If you want to know where the snake is. Look in the backyard. It’s either in the backyard or they live under the same roof.”

“Some doors should stay shut.”

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