I often find myself telling my children that they have to be held accountable for their own actions. I often tell them that you cannot look at everyone and allow what they are doing to determine your behavior and the actions you make. I tell them that they are held at a different standard than the other children. So, what they may see “Sally” get away with, they have to know things are different for them.
I had this same revelation earlier this week and I had the opportunity to actually apply that same principle to my life. A lot of times in the body of Christ we often see others do and get away with certain things that we necessarily cannot get away with.
We often find ourselves asking God
“How come “Sally” can do this but I cannot?”
God’s response is simple
“To whom much is given, much is required” (KJV)
Its that simple. Keep in mind, that does not take away from anyone else and their purpose and destiny in Christ nor does it give you room to boast and degrade.
But it should show you and demonstrate the seriousness of your calling and what God has entrusted you with
….the latter part of Luke 12:48 says”
“and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” (NIV)
I have realized that sometimes there are things you must uphold within your walk, there are some things some must abstain from whether that be music, television, books or certain people and conversations. There is a level of holiness that must be sustained. The word tells us that we are driven away by our own lusts, and when that lust is conceived it brings forth sin and when that is finished it brings forth death.
Then to safe guard ourselves we put up barriers, we assign the spirit of God to every unattended door. We make sure that we do not fall into or entertain those “divers temptations”.
So, don’t feel bad when you cannot talk like you want to, or listen to the music that you want, or watch that show that a few months ago you absolutely loved and could not live with out …
… but everyone else can.
Understand, first and foremost….
YOU ARE NOT EVERYONE ELSE.
God has set you aside for a specific time and purpose. He says, we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that we should show forth the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Understand that there is some thing God wants to set you up for and entrust you with. We are the tabernacle and dwelling place for the spirit of the living God.
There should be a difference in the sons and daughters of God in this hour, for the creation waits in eager expectation for the Sons of God to be revealed.
Where is it that God wants to take me?
What is it that God is entrusting me with in this hour?
What is it God that I can let go of that would hinder me from pressing further into your presence?
Allow God in this hour to burn away all those dead things, all the sins that so easily beset and entangle us. Accept the levels and seasons, callings and destiny God is trying to launch us into.
God Bless and Happy Blogging
1 Peter 2
“9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;”
“20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads. 21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court. 22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before. 23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us”
“47 “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. 48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked”