I’ll let the scripture speak….
“…..For I have heard the whispering of many, “Terror on every side! Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!” All my trusted friends, Watching for my fall, say: “Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him And take our revenge on him.” (Jeremiah 20:9, 10 NASB)
Meditate on this scripture and if you haven’t already, check out Fire by Michelle Williams, it’s what brought the scripture to mind.
There are many that look and you and think you are unworthy, and even you may feel that way. You’re right! You’re not worthy, none of us are but we have been redeemed and as long as we are under the covering of our savior we are a royal priesthood. Don’t let the noise in the marketplace silence you or confuse you! That’s what most people are hoping for.
Not everyone will be on your side but what does that matter? God is!
Challenge (approximately 15-20 minutes)
Repeat this prayer and remain in silence before The Lord, allow Him to reveal some things to you.
Most Holy and gracious God, creator of heaven and earth and all who inhabit it; search my heart. Bring to light everything hidden in the dark places and heal all I’ve hidden from myself, for nothing is hidden from you. Help me to examine my motives and the meditation of my heart and show me the error in my ways that I may correct them. Show me the heart of those that surround me. Give me your eyes that I may see beyond smiles and pleasantries into the heart of men, that I may know who lay in wait for my demise; that I may effectively seek your protection! Keep me in perfect peace as I keep my heart on you, make your ways plain to your servant, your lamb, your child. Open my ears that I may hear, my eyes that I may see, my spirit that I may know and my heart that I may understand. Discernment and wisdom are my prized possessions, I thank you for them now.
In the name of your precious son Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.