When Jesus rose from the dead he didn’t go looking for those who nailed Him to the cross. When you have a significant assignment, you have no time for squabbles.

 

 

Imagine the Lord Jesus rising from the dead only to go check on the Pharisees to impress them with his resurrection. Or Pilate to tell him “I told you my kingdom was not of this world”. One could only imagine the look on their faces if they actually saw him alive and would probably have given us intense adrenaline if it was part of the redemption story. But all that, as exciting as it sounds, would be a complete waste of time given the shortness of his time on earth and the magnitude of his assignment. He simply had no time to impress anyone or take vengeance.

We may find ourselves sometimes busy trying to show perceived ‘Nay-Sayers’ that we can actually ‘make it’ or trying to show off our newfound success to old friends who did not think we could reach our present levels of success. This is an absolute waste of time and effort for anyone with a clear vision for his life. Sometimes the judgement God executes on our behalf has nothing to do with killing anyone or making anyone pay for hurting us, it may simply be aligning us better with our purpose. Ask Joseph who said:

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” Genesis 50:20

 

We will be so much freer if we approached life positively and from a position of rest, targeting the fulfillment of our life’s agenda rather than small squabbles that attempt to distract us every now and then.

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