Project Bible 365 Day 73: The Word Of The Week Is….. Patience!
Disclaimer/Advice: NEVER WRITE ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET WHILE YOU’RE ANGRY!
The idea for this devotional occurred after I dealt with a very stressful financial situation. I was dealing with a financial fiasco earlier today because the government officials I deal with on an everyday basis would not honor my contract that I signed at a house I’m currently living at. These same officials believed that I was double dipping. They thought that I was scamming the system. For anybody that personally knows me, they know I would never do that… I was alerted by telephone that there was a problem with my original contract. I then did the honest thing. I talked with my landlord and asked him to change the contract. Together we did. The second contract was submitted and denied. So for the past three days dealing with the government was similar to a old west stand off.
After the rather heated discussion at length I decided before I become more upset at the situation the best thing for myself to do is hang up the phone on them. Sometimes the best way to fight a war is with silence… It worked for Joshua and The Walls of Jericho… #AmIRight!
Joshua 6:10King James Version (KJV)
10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.
After I calmed down I later discovered that there was backdoor funding reimbursement that I can receive as compansasion. for their error. The thing I regret is reacting too much in the flesh and I didn’t reason with the Lord early enough to get his reasoning and wisdom about how best I deal with the occurring opposition I was facing. Reasoning with God is important because
Proverbs 15:1-5King James Version (KJV)
15 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5 A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
So immediately, when I explained what is going to the building manger what’s going on with my rent she was graciously offered me her house to live in because she said I was special to her. That’s favour… Divine favour. There is also a reason so hard though. I fought so hard to keep God’s ten percent in tact. After I receive backdoor funding I will retain God’s ten percent.
When I discovered that I will retain funding due to their error. I quickly became silent because God got the victory!
Ecclesiastes 3:7King James Version (KJV)
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;