This is my last post on the subject of Interruptions. I certainly hope that there have been a few concepts that have been beneficial to your daily life and relationships with people who make it their business to try to distract you from your purpose. And here’s where part four shines.
It’s so important to do whatever you have to do to stay the course in the midst of challenges and murmuring. Neither your level of education, people in your personal network, account balance nor zip code can alter diminish the purpose God has destined for his children. So, know that if Christ dealt with nay sayers and haters, you will too. If he dealt with people who insisted that they loved him and would follow him in one breath and then betrayed him in another, you will deal with people like that too. But we have to remain courageous and focused non-the-less.
Acts 4 Verse 13-14 says:
“13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.”
Note that your response to your interruptions show at least two things about real believers.
Number one: It shows the courage and boldness of Peter and John despite what they didn’t have. Anyone can be courageous and bold when they have little to lose. Anyone can stand when they have the backing of lots of people. But, what about those interruptions that come when you don’t have the support you expect or need….when you don’t have the finances and people working on your side. When the chips are stacked against you and when your resources are low, can you still speak boldly to your enemies?
Peter and John show that what was working on the inside of them empowered them to speak to the influential structures with words and wisdom that came from the anointing that fell on them.
Secondly: It exposed their evidence. The word says that they saw the boldness and then they saw the evidence of God’s power through the name of Jesus Christ. How awesome it is when what God sends you through has the ability to expose what you’re made of. God says I’ve given you power to survive as lambs among wolves. God says that interruptions expose the power to “tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
The bible finishes by saying that “since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say!”
So, beloved don’t worry about interruptions. They can’t hurt you unless you let them. They won’t kill you and they won’t break you unless you let them. As long as you’ve got the power of God in you and the Holy Ghost working through you, you can speak boldly in the midst of your interruptions and your enemy’s will be cut down and withered like grass.
John E. Girton, Jr. (aka Pastor G) is a success coach and motivational speaker who brings empowerment and entrepreneurial expertise to every audience. Pastor G shares life lessons and biblical jewels to help people reach their full potential.
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