Respect…

I don’t believe I’ve blogged on this before, strange that…

The thoughts have been crystallizing in my mind…

We must respect others, yes, I’ve been aware of this…

We must respect what others tell us as being the truth and be willing and ready to let people go when they tell us that that is what they want us to do…

We can’t hold on to someone, anyone, no matter who they are, against what they tell us they want us to do…

On the other hand, respect is like a two-sided coin, as we must also respect ourselves…

We are to love others as we love ourselves which means that self-respect is something we need to master also, I’ve seen this clearly this week with something I’ve been going through…

We can respect others decisions not to have anything further to do with us but in so doing we must also respect ourselves and realize that someone who genuinely wants nothing further to do with us is someone that we don’t need to ‘pine for’ or feel ‘bad’ about in terms of having nothing further to do with them…

After all, it was their choice to want to have nothing further to do with us…

We still love them and want the best for them, but what more can we do, and in respecting ourselves and honouring their wishes we are free to get on with our lives without ‘a care in the world’ about the decision which they have made, because that is their freedom before God…

The Lord has told me that certain people are meant to have something to do with me over my journey to date and sometimes those certain people have not been willing to do so…

I have waited and there has been faith and believing in me to wait forever for them to be willing to partner with me in the work which the Lord has shown me for my life but there have been cases where at a certain point after this absolute willingness to wait has been established in me that the Lord has told me that they are unwilling to come and that that plan which He had is no longer going to take place…

There is a deep sadness which follows this statement from the Lord, deep sadness but after this is over I have been able to ‘get up off the floor’ so to speak and forgive them and move on, trusting that the Lord works everything out for my good and refusing to let my heart become embittered because what He told me would happen and what I believed from Him did not occur…

And in my self-respect for myself, I have decided that at the end of the day it is wrong for me to continue to reach out to them when they have made it abundantly clear that they don’t want me to do so, i.e. if someone doesn’t desire to journey with me then I don’t want to journey with someone who doesn’t want to journey with me…

And so we let people go but we continue to hold to the vision which the Lord has given us and that vision never changes…

The people who the Lord brings across our path to potentially journey with in pursuit of that vision may change but the vision never changes and as long as we remain with the Lord, then we have a majority in any situation we may face…

If someone who we have walked with and gotten to know is rude to us (not just once but in a decisive, direction-heading-away-from-us manner), we must forgive them but we no longer need to relate to them as we previously did in that place of openness, vulnerability, and trust as they have chosen not to abide with us and to head in their own direction…

We must remain with the Lord in the direction He is giving us a peace to pursue, that is our safety and whoever He brings alongside us to journey with us in this place, will be a relationship of peace and tranquility where there is agreement and blessing…

Love,

Andrew

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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