Christians should speak only words that uplift and bring grace to others. The more time we spend in idle chatter, the greater the likelihood that we will say things that are harmful. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you evaluate whether your words build up others or whether they destroy and hurt others.
Each time you read your Bible, you must be prepared to obey what God tells you. Your life is the sum of the responses you have made toward God. Once He makes Himself known to you, what you do next is your decision.
If you are in a situation or lifestyle where you are perfectly capable of handling everything, you have stopped growing in your understanding of God. God’s desire is to take you from where you are to where He wants you to be.
God allows us to suffer difficulties and hardships for a purpose. His testing reveals what is in your heart and produces a robust faith. Is God presently testing you in some area of your life?
God doesn’t give you some thing, He gives you Himself. As He lives out His life through you, you have almighty God dwelling within you, carrying out His purposes. If you allow the Holy Spirit to work freely within you, others will be blessed as a result.
At times, it is easier to diminish others’ spiritual victories than to honestly confront our own failures. Are you able to genuinely rejoice in the spiritual victories of others? Are you encouraging those who serve the Lord in a different way than you do?