when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior
there will be many people past and present that will criticize your walk in Christ.
They will judge you, they will find fault in just about everything you do as you walk in your salvation.
And the ironic part about this is many of them know your previous struggles and many have no idea what it took for you to get to where you are today.
The ones that saw you in your struggles won’t praise God for your new morals because they enjoyed your previous immoral actions being their central conversational piece. So instead of blessing you with good will they will try to keep your new status hid and distance themselves from establishing peace with you.
So the 2nd part of your life isn’t essential to them.
Then there are the people who come in at the end and they see you blessed, and prosperous and healthy, and sober and free and happy and they want to judge you and criticize.
But the problem is, they missed the 1st part.
You see beloved none of them “Past or Present” didn’t see the sacrifices you’ve made. They didn’t see the struggles that you endure. They didn’t see the battles that you’ve fought. The times you felt like giving up but you kept pressing forward. The nights that you stayed up and prayed and believed and gave and served. They didn’t see the price that was paid to get you to where you are.
The blessings you put on today may look free, but the truth is
“IT COST YOU SOMETHING”.
as long as you’re putting on your blessings people are gonna talk.
But that’s their business not yours. Your business is to put on God’s blessings
and wear His blessings well.
Jesus Christ has paid the price!!! The seed has been sown. You have been set free.
John 8:36 (NLT) says:
36 So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
God honors your past, your convictions, your sacrifices and your authenticity.
So don’t let “ANYONE” make you feel guilty for the favor, the honor, the peace
AND the victory that God has given you.
“To God Be the Glory!!!”