Strengthen Your Brothers
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I’m gonna be honest with you guys. Even with this new year coming in, I have still been sidetracked. I was getting ready to write today’s episode, and it dawned on me that I AM STILL wasting a lot of my time. Let me explain.
There are some people who just aren’t gonna get it. It doesn’t matter how much you want them to get it. It doesn’t matter how much you invest into them. They’re not gonna get it. They’re not gonna grow. They’re not gonna go after their dreams. They’re not gonna “stop their stuff”. We can spend so much time focusing on trying to make the horse drink after we get them to the water that we forget about everyone else in the world who would gladly drink if they knew where the water was.
Let me set the stage. Jesus was about to go away from here, and He was talking to His disciples about how things were about to go down. He’s about to tell Peter that he’s gonna deny Him three times, but this is what He says first:
Luke 22:31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. 32 But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” After you have repented and turned to Him again, strengthen your brothers.
That thing hit me like a ton of bricks. He never said for Peter to go back and try to convince anyone of anything. He simply said, “Strengthen your brothers”. That meant that Peter was supposed to come back and spend the rest of his days strengthening people. Not wrestling with them. Not waiting for them. Strengthening them.
Trust me when I say that there is a remnant of people who would love to receive the help God has given you to give to them. There are people who will take your advice. There are people who will patronize your business. There are people who will purchase your courses and products and services. Strengthen THEM. STRENGTHEN them. Spend your time building. Don’t spend your time allowing yourself to be torn down.
Think about it. Who would want to hear Peter after he sat there and denied Jesus THREE TIMES after just telling him that he was willing to die for him? Jesus didn’t care about any of that. He told Peter what to do, and even after Peter slipped up, he came back, got it right, and did exactly what Jesus had instructed Him to do.
You’ve wasted enough time. You’ve denied the call of God on your life long enough. It is now time for you to repent, get back to who and what you know you should be, and go and strengthen your brothers. That’s what you’re gonna find me doing.
Have an amazing day today. Show love to yourself AND others. Be GREAT! I speak life to you and everyone and everything connected to you! Catch me tomorrow!