I am all about “loving people where they are” but am I fulfilling my God assignment to let them STAY THERE? If I am watching and see a Mac Truck barreling down on them and just say, “Oh, well, I don’t want to make you feel bad. You might enjoy being ‘road kill’ for a while” I have to wonder, have I just been an accomplice to the enemies plans in their life. Am I a real friend to them, do I truly love them, if I don’t scream, “WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? MOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEE!!!!!”
Jesus said to “watch and pray” for in the endtime the enemy was going to set traps. Historically, watchmen were on the wall and would sound the alarm for coming danger.
So, where are the Watchmen? Why has their voice been muffled?
Nobody wants to hear the doom and gloom of a warning. We want to be HAPPY. Tickle my ears with a good report. Tell me how perfect I am. Give me a trophy for showing up. Let me drink the “wine of this world’s pleasure” and “dance the night away.”
Tell me how much God loves me and that He would never be angry with me or hate anything I am doing. I believe in Him so I get to go to Heaven. He knows I struggle. He doesn’t hold it against me.
Really? The enemy believes in God, does that mean he is going to heaven too? I am becoming so uncomfortable with making excuses for unrighteousness or just plain stupid choices that enables them to continue in a path of destruction for their own life. I am a confessed “Recovering Whitewasher.” As a “whitewasher” I could white wash a “smelly” situation with the best often stepping very close the line of truth because I didn’t want to “JUDGE.” But forevermore, even the kids could see “the king has no clothes on” yet we would pretend it was not so.
Where has the idea of “just play nice with the rattlesnake and it won’t bite you” come from?
How many times do I hear “well that is their choice and you can’t do anything about it”? BESIDES you worrying about it is just going to make YOU unhappy. God works all things to the good of them that love the Lord so just don’t worry about it.
Where are the Fathers and Mothers in the world, the people tasked to teach their kids in the ways of the Lord?
Where are real friends who would stand up and say
“WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?”
“IT IS A TRAP.”
“WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?”
One thing I know for sure is there is a real enemy out there who comes like a thief to steal, kill and destroy. The people with greater responsibility in the Kingdom of Light, who can do more harm to his dark world, he seems to work extra hard to sabotage reputations, identity and purpose diluting one’s effectiveness. But, the enemy is a PARASITE. He works through people.
If we aren’t willing to judge the fruit of a situation, to say, “Hey there is potential for roadkill here” and say something, we are an accomplice to the plans to the enemy in their life. We are not walking in love for them if we see danger in their path and do nothing to change their direction. Moving out of the way is a lot easier than getting the truck to stop. I believe our interventions need to be out of love and seasoned in prayer.
We are in a cosmic battle. I wish it were not so, but it is a reality. Ignoring the battle, denying the battle or just being ignorant of the war doesn’t make us immune to the effects of the battle. Putting our heads in the sand like an ostrich puts a big target for the enemy on a side that we don’t see.
Where are the watchmen? Why are they not sounding the alarm for this generation to take a stand and not be a casualty left on the road to be consume by the carnivores of God given destiny?
Can I ask, “Would you be my friend, if you see a MAC truck headed my way, would you please tell me?” For, my answer is, “NO, I DON’T WANT TO BE ROADKILL?”