So today I thought I was going to post part 2 of The Cover Up, but I guess God had other plans.
I was running for quite some time this morning when I spotted a lady with a Dachshund. I miss my little dog a lot so I slowed down hoping to pet him. I quickly realized that she was on the cell phone and was reprimanding someone in a loving but truthful way. This is exactly what she said, “Why do you worry about whether this man is going to pay you? We go through this every two weeks. You either need to stop stressing and trust that this guy is gonna pay you or just go get another job. You either trust him or you don’t!”
As soon as I passed by her, the Holy Spirit began to speak. I felt as though He was saying that this is what we do with God. When things are going good it’s so easy to trust Him. If you are a believer and are in the Kingdom, you are an ambassador and employer of the most high God.
He spoke the word moonlighting. If you are unfamiliar with this term, this is how http://www.dictionary.com describes it:
Ephesians 4:26-27 (AMP)
26 Be angry [at sin—at immorality, at injustice, at ungodly behavior], yet do not sin; do not let your anger [cause you shame, nor allow it to] last until the sun goes down. 27 And do not give the devil an opportunity [to lead you into sin by holding a grudge, or nurturing anger, or harboring resentment, or cultivating bitterness].
I haven’t experienced brain traffic in quite a long time, but the other night I woke up in such a spot. I forgot how awful it actually is. As I prayed, I realized that I had let anger come to bed with me over an injustice that is happening to someone in my family. I got busy that day and didn’t even realize that I had let the sun go down on that resentment and gave the enemy an open door for worry.
Matthew 18:15 (AMP)
15 “If your brother sins[a], go and show him his fault in private; if he listens and pays attention to you, you have won back your brother.
I am a big believer in going directly to the person you have an issue with and not speak to anyone else along the way (except for God). Whenever this is possible, it should be our norm. If we don’t, this is a huge open door to moonlighting with the enemy. Sometimes that is not possible before the sun goes down. Then what? This does not give us a license to go gossip to someone else first. We should go to the throne and not the phone.
When the moon is full you can see aspects and characteristics of it that you can’t see during it’s other phases. So it is with us, when we are tossing and turning on our beds or just dealing with some serious anger that we can see characteristics in our own behavior that need some work and healing.
Just like that phone call this morning, we need to asking ourselves why we are worrying about whether our God is going to pay us or not. Like the lady said this morning, “You either trust Him or you don’t.” Sometimes that pay back needs to be justice. Sometimes it’s financial. Sometimes it’s a prayer request that we have been lifting up for decades.
I encourage you to ask yourself today, “Am I gonna trust God, or am I going to continue to moonlight with the enemy.”