When people who you love make bad choices, it weighs on your mind and feels like rocks in your heart. I know we can’t make decisions for others. I know we can’t get in their heads, really, and make them see our point of view. We can try, but inevitably, they will do what they want. You may try to persuade or coax by all sorts of means, but in the end, they make their own decision. It’s hard to see from their perspective especially when they are so deeply stained within by the devil himself.
We are all sinners, I know this, but if we are born again believers we strive to be like the ultimate example Jesus gave us in his time here on earth. And in the Bible it tells us to warn others about unGodly behavior.
See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all. (1 Thessalonians 5:15 HCSB)
But if you warn a wicked person and he does not turn from his wickedness or his wicked way, he will die for his iniquity, but you will have saved your life. (Ezekiel 3:19 HCSB)
I could put verse after verse that tells us to warn others about being righteous and staying away from sin. This does not mean judge; although, its so hard not to when you know what is going on is so wrong. We are supposed to help each other. We are to lift one another up. Build! Remind those who you know LOVE God that they are to continue and to strive at all times to be righteous. Sometimes we fail to do this or we do it to no avail.
I know I seem to be just babbling today, but going back to my topic: HEAVY BURDEN…
When those you love and care so much for are doing service for the devil, it’s such a burden on your heart. You know you probably can’t help by any words you offer. You feel like your hands are tied. The only thing you can do is pray. Prayer is POWER. AND SO I PRAY…
Dear Lord, I ask you to drive the devil from this situation. I ask You, Lord, to remove the scales from the eyes of my friend. I pray that You show me, a horrible sinner myself, what I can do to help show YOUR power. Please come in a mighty way, Lord and bless all those involved with peace, comfort and healing like only You can. I pray this continuously Lord. In the glorious name of Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.