In this passage we will look at what to do with the people in your life that expect something from you that is contrary to what God wants from you. There are some practical things that we can do, in order to get rid of the frustration that we feel when people don’t just ever seem to be happy with us.
- Mary did something extravagant (She anointed the feet of her Master with a fragrance that caused her so much
- She gave Jesus a Gift of Worship, regardless of what other people thought
- She didn't fall into the words of the enemy
Believers, in any situation in your life you have to learn to look beneath the insults of Judas, because if you respond to the objection of Judas –you’ll missed the opportunity to worship Jesus. Why was Mary the only one in the room who got it, it’s because she sat at His feet and listen to His words. Because when we are at the feet of Jesus no one else has the power to bring us down. How can someone bring you down, when you are already at His feet listening and worshiping Him? If we only listen to what He is saying and His words are the power of life and death, what can men say to you, to cause to walk away from Him? Sometimes the best thing you can do when people’s opinions are pulling on you and it feels like accusations are flying at you from without and within you, you gotta just learn to say, “Thank you very much, but I am at the feet of JESUS, and I am listening to what He has to say, to what He thinks of me and here at His feet I am not vulnerable to opposition, at His feet I am not vulnerable to the discouragement of anyone.” Life is too short to spend it trying to keep everyone happy. Keep your focus on pleasing God. Bring yourself to the feet of Jesus and everything else will submit to Him. The only opinion that counts is what Jesus has to say, and He is saying “YOU ARE A NEW CREATION, SET FREE, A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD.”
“A simple guy living a BOLD life for Christ” -Francisco Nelson