I do not like arguments. Not because I am afraid to be proven wrong; but because to be proven right leaves a heavy burden on my shoulders. In arguments the persons involved only have one goal: to prove they are right. And when proven wrong they walk out angry and guilty; thinking to themselves they lose face. All because, most often than not, people reason out of emotions and not out of logical thinking. What they have in mind is, how others see them, how their “reputation” would look like the moment they would be proven wrong. To the point that they would twist the truth and fabricate stories just to get out of the mess clean.
Do you know that all that is yours by divine right but which you lost or which did not come to you can be restored to you? It can. God said it,
“I will restore to you the years that the locusts hath eaten.” Joel 2:25.
We see this on a daily basis don’t we? The child who does not go to school but later becomes an outstanding success. The poor parents whose children succeed in a great way. The last who becomes the first. The one who goes from rags to riches. The ugly girl who gets married to very wealthy man. The list can continue.
What it demands is that you put your trust in God and keep asking him until he does it for you. Repeat his words with an appropriate adaptation ten times, one hundred times; as many times as you can every day believing.
“Th Lord shall restore unto me the years the locusts hath eaten.
Faith is the best cure for fear. Any time you experience fear, draw strength from God’s promise to rescue you in Isaiah 43:1-2:
“Do not be afraid – I will save you. I have called you by name – you Are mine. When you pass through deep Waters, I will be with you; Your trouble will not Overwhelm you.
When you pass through fire, you
Will not be burned; The hard trials that come will not Hurt you.”
Do you agree with this solution to fear? In which other passage or verse in the bible does God promise to stand by us in case of difficulties?
“…many who now are first will be last, and many who now are last will be first.” These are the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:30. Jesus was talking to his disciples.
In chapter 20 of the same Gospel, he says, “So those who are last will be first, and those who are first will be last.”
Jesus expresses a truth that we see in today’s world. Millions of people around the world who start off as first end last; and millions of others who start off last ended as first.
While this is comforting to those who are last now, it can be worrisome to those who are first. If you are last now, know that it is possible for you to be first tomorrow. What it takes is hard work, dedication, determination and prayers.
But if you are first, you have to watch out or you end up last.Those who are first and sit on their laurels, or adopt bad, destructive habits, usually end in mud.
It can be something to celebrate if you start off last and end first, it can be sad to start off as first and end as last. Therefore you have to be very careful that this does not happen to you. Rather, if you are last now or if you have been last, resolve to end up as first.