Beware the Sniper

sniper-1009657_1280I didn’t see him. He blended into the background of warm Christian fellowship.

The sound of a whizzing bullet and stabbing pain put me on high alert.

Searching the last few minutes of the business meeting revealed only positive, productive comments. It wasn’t a time of constructive critiquing. Continue reading

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Rescue for the Hopeless . . . the Confused

RoadsideJane sat in a heap by the side of the road. She wasn’t sure exactly how she got there. The argument had escalated into a full-fledged fight.

When he told her to get out she’d stumbled to the door and started walking. That was hours ago, but she knew she couldn’t go back.

Am I really a piece of trash? How did I get into this mess? Where are you, God? Click To Tweet
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Not What You Expected?

WatchYou believed what he said. Then you found out he lied. You couldn’t figure out why she hadn’t arrived yet. Then you found out she was always late. You live through the experiences, but you feel off-balance.

The pain may not be physical, but confusion fits the 1 Peter 4:12* bill. It hurts.

So how do we respond? It’s easy to sulk. Takes more energy to grumble. On a good day, I let the Law and the Prophets guide.** Then comes an offer of grace and a visit with God for direction—to speak or not to speak. That is the dilemma.

But whichever way He leads in the relationship, it makes sense to maintain a personal Matthew 5:37 habit of Yay and Nay.***

How do you handle confusing situations? I really wonder.
Comment below on worst and best case scenarios.

PS  Missing our interactions. Pray with me about the website launch. Thank you.

*Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.” 1 Peter 4:12

**So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12

***Simply let your ‘Yes’ be “Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No;’ anything beyond this comes from the evil one. Matthew 5:37

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