1 Peter 3:10 “He who will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.”
Yesterday my husband called me asking if I had heard about the college student(Male) that killed himself because his roommate or someone in his dorm video taped him having a sexual encounter with another male. I thought this must be the young man Ify posted about on her FB page “SO SAD”. As I got off the phone I began my daily reading and could not GET OFF MY MIND how CRUEL some people can be. I stopped and prayed because I began to remember ALL THE YEARS I attended public school how MEAN & NASTY people could be to me( For NO REASON) ex. she THINK she cute, she stuck up, or I JUST PLAIN don’t like her for NO REASON. Now, keep in mind the majority of these people had NEVER even had a conversation with ME. I thought about how I would go home DAILY feeling like “WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME”? As time went on I became IMMUNE to it and had grown to place myself into this SHELL that I CARRIED into my adult life. As an ADULT it didn’t get ANY better as a matter of fact “IT WAS WORSE” but by this time I was SO used to it I paid it NO ATTENTION. I had began to separate myself from people like that.
Jeremiah 15:19 “We must separate the precious from the vile” Definition of “Vile” adjective. morally base or evil; wicked; depraved; sinful; offensive to the senses or sensibilities; repulsive; disgusting; cheap; worthless; degrading. I didn’t say it came STRAIGHT for the BIBLE. I want to say that though the WORD SAYS it’s OK to Separate ourselves(If you consider yourself Precious) I would STILL pray for the “VILE”. OK, what I’m getting to is that SOME people are JUST PLAIN EVIL and it disturbs me when INNOCENT people are AFFECTED by their “VILE” WAYS. Some of US can be WALKING & STRIVING to be in a SPECIFIC PLACE with GOD & in LIFE and you have those “VILE” people who can bring the “MEAN GIRL” or “GUY” out of us when that’s NOT I MEAN ABSOLUTELY NOT where WE want to be/OR GO. One of my “FAVORITE” quotes that I carried with me from High school(I even have it in my high school scrap-book as my quote of the day) “MISERY LOVES COMPANY”(MLC) you see “I FEEL” that when people aren’t TRULY JOYOUS with themselves HOW WOULD THEY KNOW how to be JOYOUS for YOU and they do ANYTHING to take the attention OFF the way THEY feel about THEMSELVES also DOING WHATEVER to get the TEMPORARY ATTENTION they SO MUCH WANT. These actions include things like making others FEEL THEIR pain by EVIL words/ACTIONS towards them. I tell my son ALL THE TIME to treat OTHERS how he wants to be treated and that he NEVER KNOWS what people have been thru in their lives to be the way they are ex. Homeless people, people on drugs, prostitutes, pregnant teens. I ENCOURAGE him NOT to JUDGE or have harsh words for/about these people because it might PUSH THEM OVER THE EDGE(ex. the college student). We as “adults” NEED to STOP IT also because we can be SO JUDGMENTAL/EVIL sometimes with our TONGUES and if WE are STRIVING for God then James 3:10-12 “Bitter and sweet waters cannot come from the same well. Therefore, if it takes us to do what the WORD SAYS & separate(BUT PRAY) ourselves in order for OUR FRUIT to CONTINUE to bear in a way that REPRESENTS GOD then SO BE IT!!!!!
Matthew 7:16-18 “A bad tree cannot bring forth good fruit; neither can a good tree bring forth bad fruit.” & YES, I ENCOURAGE my 15yr old son to do the SAME as I do the ADULTS REMOVE/DON’T SUPPORT/ENTERTAIN evil talk or DOINGS against ANYONE and to REMOVE yourself to “SAVE YOUR WITNESS”.
Today, I want to ENCOURAGE someone to KEEP in mind the LIVES of those people who are “VILE” look at their lives before YOU ALLOW them to MOVE YOU with their WORDS/ACTIONS(I so wish I could have ministered that to the young man who took HIS WHOLE LIFE because of OTHERS ACTIONS/WORDS).
Also, I want to ENCOURAGE someone TODAY that the WORD says the PRECIOUS can SEPARATE themselves; therefore, if you CONSIDER that to be YOU then DO SO. STOP STOP STOP complaining about how this person ALWAYS says THIS or does THAT and that it BOTHERS you….JUST REMOVE YOURSELF from those people/situations and TRUST ME when I tell YOU that YOUR spirit will be SO MUCH CLEARER/PEACEFUL.
Now, in REMOVING yourself from the “VILE” PRAY PRAY PRAY for them & Love them from A FAR & when you COME ACROSS THEM….SMILE, SHOW LOVE & GO RIGHT BACK TO YOUR PEACEFUL PLACE.
Be Careful of your WORDS
Be CONSIDERATE of OTHERS
Be in a SEPARATE space from non FRUITFUL situations
Be in prayer for the “VILE”
in Jesus Name……..
Monisha S. Carter…..