It’s a minor one, but…

I recently saw the movie, Midnight in Paris. I enjoyed the film. It’s got writing, romance, a bit of fantasy and a couple of insights that I feel are worth some thought. In the film, the main character, Gil, has an epiphany of sorts and says, “I’m having an insight here. It’s a minor one, but it explains the anxiety…”

I had an insight when I awoke Sunday morning a couple of weeks past. I’ve been hurting for a while over what happened to us at the church I served for three years leading up to a mutiny of sorts last October. I’ve been angry about investing three years in something to have it taken away in a flash. I feel hurt that God didn’t help…that he let it go that way. When I awoke I had a passage from Acts 13 in my head. Paul and Barnabas are trying to share the Gospel with the Jews. However, they rejected it and were told in verse 46, “Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.” They did not consider themselves worthy of God’s blessing and lost it.

Here is my insight.

If God brings a blessing into your life in the form of a minister, friend or a mate, then He considers you worthy of that blessing. But should you reject that person by your actions or attitude, in God’s eyes, you do not consider yourself worthy of that blessing. He may remove that person from your life and the blessing that came as a result of your relationship because you hold his blessing in contempt.

There are two steps to this. First, the rejection of God’s blessing by simply not appreciating it, or rejecting it outright. The second is God’s rejection of the blessed as a result of their rejection of his blessing. This is a double edged sword. If we reject the blessing of God, we can lose the blessing and the one through whom it comes. Life is short and to live without genuine appreciation, love and acceptance of God’s blessing is to hold him in contempt.

Jesus said, “do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.” Love, given to a mate who spurns that love and abuses you is pearls before swine. Service to a church who takes your work and rips you apart in the bargain is pearls before swine. A time may come when the one who blesses says, “Because you do not consider yourself worthy of God’s blessing, you will no longer enjoy it.”

I’m having an insight here. It’s a minor one, but it helps my anxiety.

telemicus out

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