Walk It Out!
Walk It Out!
Ezra 4:1-5: “Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the descendants of the captivity were building the temple of the Lord God of Israel,2 they came to Zerubbabel and the heads of the fathers’ houses, and said to them, “Let us build with you, for we seek your God as you do; and we have sacrificed to Him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us here.” 3 But Zerubbabel and Jeshua and the rest of the heads of the fathers’ houses of Israel said to them, “You may do nothing with us to build a house for our God; but we alone will build to the Lord God of Israel, as King Cyrus the king of Persia has commanded us.” 4 Then the people of the land tried to discourage the people of Judah. They troubled them in building, 5 and hired counselors against them to frustrate their purpose all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
There are people placed in your lives to distract you from your purpose. These people will tell you everything you want to hear, so that you can allow them to join you on your journey. But your journey, your purpose, is not for others.
One thing we have to do as young people, is learn DISCERNMENT
The way the leaders told them they can’t help them build, seemed a little harsh. When I first started reading it, I did what some of you good, God fearing people would have done and said: “why not let them help? this is a teaching moment”. One thing we have to do as young people, is learn DISCERNMENT! Even the most righteous and helpful people you know have had to learn discernment. You have to be able to know when people are with you, and when they are against you.
I’m sure it affirmed the leaders and hushed all the people who were saying, ‘why not?’, when those enemies that were trying to blend in and help, turned their backs on them and tried to cause confusion.
Today, I say walk in your purpose. Walk with your head held high and while you walk, pray to the Lord for discernment. This will help you know when to let people walk with you, for however long they are to walk with you!
Don’t let anyone keep you from completing your mission.
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