You never know who God has ordained to be a gatekeeper in your life. A gatekeeper is someone God has ordained to open a door for you and is linked to your divine destiny to introduce you to someone, to put in a good word or give you wisdom or advice that will thrust you forward. That’s why it’s important to treat everyone with respect. One test of our maturity is to see how we will treat people regardless of rank or influence.
Jesus said in Matthew 25:40,” Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for Me.” When you take time to help others, really, you’re helping yourself because every seed you sow, you’re going to reap a harvest. Every good deed you do, every time you go out of your way to make someone feel special, God sees it. He will make sure the right people come across your path. As you treat everyone in your life as a gatekeeper, God will make sure the right doors open, the right opportunities come your way, and you will walk in favor, promotion and increase. You will walk in your God-given destiny.
"Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort me and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger."-St. Patrick (via kellierae)
"The Christian life should never be reduced to running away from sin but instead should be about running towards Jesus. Same direction but a better focus"-Jeremy Anderson (via therevster)
Lust wraps herself in deception and fleeting pleasure. Lust whispers fake promises of lasting love, lust preys in the foolish and the weak.
Lust is impatient.
Lust is unkind.
Lust promotes envy.
Lust boasts of superficial beauty.
Lust imposes her wicked ways on you.
Lust gets irritated when you resist.
Lust hold record of your wrongs, and uses them to shame you.
Lust is nothing more than a cheap imitation of love, which is why so many choose lust over love. It is cheap. Love requires effort, but the reward is so beautiful. Lust requires no effort, and the reward is poison to the soul. Flee from lust.
"Christians: Preach the Gospel. It’s the only reason you’re still on earth."-
And living it out as well, I must add.