Are you led to do something and others around you do not understand?
Are you sure it is what you are supposed to do?
Or have you done something and those around you are mocking and wondering why all this?
This is a lesson we can learn from the woman with the alabaster box. She poured perfume on Jesus and the Lords disciples said that it was a waste. Why not sell it and give it to the poor? ( Matthew 26; 8-9). At this point, it is safe to say that Jesus to say that the Lord’s disciples lacked discernment.
Sometimes not everyone will appreciate what you are doing and what the Lord has called you to do.
As a matter of fact, the disciples said it to her face. This is the response of our Lord Jesus Christ :
“ When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me” (Matthew 26: 10) KJV.
But Jesus, aware of this, replied, “Why criticize this woman for doing such a good thing to me? But Jesus, aware of this, replied, “Why criticize this woman for doing such a good thing to me? (Matthew 26: 10) NLT.
Is anyone troubling you because of what the Lord has told you to do? Is anyone troubling you that lacks discernment?
You will have to ignore them because the Lord told the disciples to leave her alone. Let her do what she wants to do. As long as the Lord has instructed you or you feel led by the Holy Spirit, the Lord will tell you the same.
Today what this woman did is a memorial ( Matthew 26: 13) and only heaven knows her eternal rewards.
So don’t let those that do not understand your vision stop you. The Lord knows and sees everything.
Bisi Oladipupo © 15th May 2023
I had wondered for a while, why the Lord was upset with Balaam, after all the Lord told him to go.
If you are not familiar with the account, it can be found in the book of Numbers chapters twenty-two to twenty-four.
Recently l saw why the Lord was upset with Balaam.
Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel and sent messengers unto Balaam to curse the people of Israel. Balak was the King of the Moabites at that time. Balaam told the messengers of Balak that he would bring the word of the Lord to them. Later that night, God told Balaam not go.
If you had access to the President or Queen and they gave you an instruction to carry out an assignment. Do you think that they will not supply everything required to support what they have told you to do?
If you had a child and you asked them to do something; say for example you asked them to continue their studies in a certain area of interest would you not pay the necessary allowance for their up-keeping?
There is an account in the book of Exodus that most of us are familiar with.
Moses went up to the mount to meet with God. After a while, the people got impatient and decided to make idols and worship them. Why? Because Moses had delayed from coming down from the mount.
What is interesting about this account is that, the Lord had told Moses what the people were doing before he came down to the camp. The Lord told Moses to get down quickly for the people have turned out of the way. Moses then prayed for the people before leaving the mount with Joshua.
The Lord knew that Moses was the right person for the assignment, even though at the time Moses himself did not think so.
When the Lord called Moses, it was obvious that he did not want to do go. This is some of Moses responses when God spoke to him.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.