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Living Waters, 9 May 2013- God answers

on May 9, 2013

Yesterday I received a call from one of my prayer friends.  She has a problem with one of her colleagues. This is going on for a number of years but after her recent promotion the situation got worse. The colleague deliberately make up stories about her in order to put her in a bad light. At some stage they were good friends but the friendship went sour because of a mutual boyfriend. Does this sound familiar to you?

 I have almost similar situations where I financially assisted family members up to a point where this assistance were no longer possible. I changed from being a favourite to being the worst person on the planet. Maybe it is not that bad but this is how it felt to me.  Have this happened to you?

To go back to my prayer friend– I had to give her some advice. True to my flesh I answered her in terms of how she must deal with this person. I recall all my Leadership training and all my previous encounters with difficult colleagues and how I “sorted them out”.

After talking to my friend something nagged me. I sense some disquiet in my spirit. I realised I did not ask the Lord for his guidance or advise on the matter. Yes I did inform my friend to pray and fast before confronting the colleague but was it what the Lord wants her to do. By night-time these thoughts of uneasiness override my bible study time so that I had to go look up the below verse.

21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;  if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. 22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you (Proverbs 25:21-22 (NIV)).

I forwarded the scripture to my friend and told her that I was wrong in my advice. The first advise was from my flesh. The second was from my spirit after talking to God. From His Spirit to mine. I also had to repent for following and speaking out of my flesh. Has this ever happened to you?

I am learning daily to wait on the Lord. He usually answers quickly depending on the urgency of the situation. What I found is that a lot of times even though He answers I don’t listen and therefore manage the situation incorrectly. To learn to wait on Him and to respond on His word is a constant process.

I thank the Lord for His mercy and compassion for He is patient with me. I repent and move on. I can tell people I was wrong and by doing that along with repentance my burden are lifted. In this process I had the opportunity to glorify His name again for He is faithful and just to answer when we call.

I you have experience this drop me an email and I will pray with you.  


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