They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! ~ 2 Timothy 3:5
We know that God's word plainly explains that we cannot love something we hate. He also tells us that the one who fears is not perfected in love. When we fear something or someone, in regard to harming us, we must stay away from them. If they have proven to be unsafe, why would we STAY?
Isn't this the question that everyone always asks? Why do they stay? If you have every let someone in "pre" proof, you know it is not always easy to get away safely. There also become fears, which you can be more afraid of than the fear you have been able to survive with. But we must move on, because defining a problem is not the answer....it is only clarifying the situation.
Not every individual (females mainly) are raised under wise teachings. They did not learn what Proverbs 25:14 states:
A person who promises a gift but doesn't give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain.
Our word, love, care, friendship is a gift to others. God tells us not to make promises to Him and not fulfill them. He is just as concerned that our yes be yes and no be no with those we commit to here - probably more so in many ways.
In fact, he tell us who cover others (lead in anyway) we are responsible for anything we do which harms their understanding of God. Not loving others well, due to callousness, harms their ability to trust. Let me explain a bit further:
When you have an ongoing fear of something, you hate it to some degree (as we stated before). When you trust or have faith in some one / thing you will love it. We know that only God perfectly loves, but He gave us the ministry of reconciliation when we miss it. Unless we give ourselves totally unto Him (His faithfulness), He is not able to complete His good work in us. Ergo we cannot be perfected within His love.
Each time we hit a fear, we find a wall. We say that fear grabs us, however it is more accurate to state that we grab fear and run with it. We could just as easily grab love and bring it in close. Only when we lay all our fear down and allow God's power to blow up, or tear down that dividing wall, will we ever make it beyond it. In Jeremiah 23:29 We are told that it is like dynamite:
Isn't my word like fire or like a hammer that shatters a rock?" asks the LORD
In 2 Corinthians 10:4 we are reminded to use God's mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. If you are someone who has faux-relationships around you still, discern, pray and watch out for their traps. God tells us all things in advance and He will never leave you in harms way. Do not attempt to get ensnared through any human reasoning or false arguments. Leave room for God....Christ is with you right where you are and He alone knows the secret passage way in which you will not be harmed in any way.
He is a very just God, pray for your frenemies and Love the Lord with all your heart. Believe and do not doubt in any way that He is faithful "to you!"
I pray peace and sweet rest for each of you today,
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