Saturday, April 26, 2014

Why are you here? Not you....them

It's 3:30 in the morning and I can't sleep. I just spent close to an hour trying to eject this boulder of crap (literally and tmi.....I know) from my body and was less than partially successful. 

I've been trying to go to sleep, but I'm wide awake...and irritated. Anyway, random thoughts started going through my head, so I decided to document them: 

Everyone and everything comes into your life for a reason. There are no mistakes or happenstance. 

Some people come into your life to bless you or to teach you a life-long lesson. Some people come into your life for a season. God allows some people to purposely come into your life to test and distract you from your purpose. Its called temptation and it's up to you to have that discernment and be focused enough to reject involvement with that thing or individual (or group of individuals)

During Jesus' 40-day fast on the mount, do you think the devil came to him for a reason?  Was there a reason for the Pharisees to approach him various times during his ministry?  Was it because they were meant to be a part of his life or was it to tempt him and pull him away from the destiny that he had been chosen to fulfil?  

What would have happened, if Jesus chose to befriend these happenstance individuals?  They weren't all bad, right?  The devil offered him many pleasures that Jesus ultimately could have used to help others (if he so chose). The Pharisees believed in God and constantly prayed and went to the temple. What would have happened to US, if Jesus had allowed these individuals to become a part of his life?  He most certainly would have avoided the hurt and pain of being hung on that cross! However, he ultimately would have not been able to successfully carry out the mission that his father manifested him on this earth to do. 

Thank you, Jesus, for having the discernment to know who was put in your life strictly as a test/temptation and the strength to be able to reject those individuals from your life..... understanding that it's not being mean, but focusing on and moving in God's purpose for your life!