Today is (JUST TAKE A PAUSE TUESDAY.)
This expression is asking one to take a break from whatever is occurring. In so many words control yourself, walk away, remove yourself, silence yourself, regroup yourself, JUST TAKE A PAUSE. Just the other day I had to utilize this very expression. A stranger complimented me, then insulted me with some viles words. I PAUSED, and prayed then I spoke. “You can't talk to me like that.” All the while I was internally praying “help me Jesus!” As you may know, by now the ego (flesh) was having a tantrum. However I refused to allow the enemy to employ that stranger to knock me off my square as they say. Truly this was the essence of JUST TAKE A PAUSE
Did you know that to JUST TAKE A PAUSE "self control" is one of the fruits of Spirit? "My friends children of God must not argue with the world. This is the worlds ways of doing things. “ Don't have anything to do with arguing. It is dumb and foolishness. You know it only leads to fight.” (2 Timothy 2: 23). With all sincerity, I've had my share of being dumb and foolish with this world, arguing and fighting for the right to be heard, when the world ears are full of dung “as mine was at one time.” Everyone of us at one time or another has done this foolishness, unfortunately some of us are still, yet being employed by Satan to do his bidding, which is tempt Gods creation to return to their former sins. Real talk...
Sadly, this stranger was being employed by evil (Satan) to kickoff an argument with me. Seriously the entire scene was surreal. I was talking with one of my good friends about it last night, and she said “if you tell someone else what occurred with that stranger, they wont believe it.” Surely she was right, it was unbelievable from the worlds view. Nevertheless evil has no boundaries, especially when temptation is the tool being exploited to assassinate ones character for the gospel, nothing is off limits. We are flesh!
From past experience I knew this was a direct Satanic attack upon me. Let me tell you why “I've been praying for sometime about my response when folk ignorantly or prideful directly say vile words to me. And lately I've had to literally JUST TAKE A PAUSE, and pray. Did you know when you ask God to assist you in the areas that are offensive to him, you don't get a chance to pick the scene or the people that will be employed to assist you. Hold up wait a minute! In no way does God literally send out evil to test us, he allows the testing to occur to bring about his overall good purpose for his creation. I know many will beg to differ, because of Abraham and several others, but its impossible for a pure God to employ evil to win over his creation. I believe in order for one to understand the full scope of “does God temp us” one would have to fully be able to comprehend the heart of man, the vile evils of Satan, and overall purity of a Holy God. In doing so one would have to reject all dogmatic doctrine. I'm just saying.
Moving along, “At one time or another I ignorantly applied vile words to Gods creation.” Yes, ignorantly, I had no idea the enemy (Satan) was employing my ego (flesh) to partake of such demeaning words against Gods creation. Listen folk our enemy (Satan) is an opportunist, he takes pleasure in our ignorance, he has no problem suggesting to our ego (flesh) vile words to extract identity from Gods creation. I so believe evil (Satan) has one goal concerning vile words 'extract identity.” Real talk.. If you can't identify with who you are in Christ, you'll identify with who/what everyone else said you are. For example If you call me a looser every time I see you, when I loose at something I'm going to identify with being a looser. Plan and simple! All words are kinetic “evil or good.” This is one of the very reason I set boundaries with family, friends, associates, etc. Now strangers on the other hand, I have to deal with them by JUST TAKING A PAUSE, because more than likely its a test for me, or its call for me to pray for them. More than anything, it saddens me when I see how many Christians accept the linguistic of the world as though its the norm for them. I really believe the problem is ignorance ''they just don't know.” For it they knew this subtly attack was being suggested by Satan to the ego (flesh) to slowly extract from their identity in God. They would be mortified, that Satan is clearly mocking our God. “My people are being destroyed because they don't know me.” (Hosea 4:6).
Listen, I'm very much aware that many folk mentally JUST TAKE A PAUSE in order not to confront the evil that is before them. This too can become very tragic, all in all evil must be aggressively dealt with. I'm learning to JUST TAKE A PAUSE, listen for the Holy-ghost directions and respond. Sometimes aggressively dealing with evil is just to control yourself and walk-away. God knows I've done this many times. I'm often reminded that when I have the courage to walk-away my God has done a new thing to my ego (flesh) this in itself is liberation for me. All in all I used to allow my ego (flesh) to dictate the outcome of many situations in my life. “But forget all that-it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19). All I can say is “Thank you Jesus I see the new thing your doing! Thank you Jesus for giving me the grace to stand over the test!.” Thank you Jesus you alone are glorified, and all the honor belong to you.”
Friends without Jesus assisting me with that stranger I have no idea what would have become of me. “I can do everything by the power of Christ. He gives me the strength.” (Philippians 4:13). This scripture is clearly stating that without Christ I would’ve done the very evil Satan suggsted to my ego (flesh). Rather you believe it or not, God will always give us time to JUST TAKE A PAUSE. (SLH).
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