What do you do when God tells you to speak truth into someones life and you obey Him but they don’t accept what you have to say? Maybe because they don’t believe you or they simply don’t want to change. This is what God’s dealing with me lately.
This post may not be as long as some others in the past but it’s something I feel like God wanted me to share as an encouragement to others who are fighting a similair fight.
You can’t save everyone. You simply cannot make everyone listen to the truth or the news you have. You can’t force them to change. What you CAN do is simply obey. Obey what God tells YOU to do. Follow His instructions and let it be.
For me personally I feel like this is one of Gods many lessons He’s been giving me over the last several months in preparation for my next step. There are going to be times when I’m so frustrated because I can see the whole picture, I see the path these people I’m trying to talk to are heading down, I know what a relationship with God looks like and how awesome it is, and I know the truth He has for them! But there are going to be times that some people just don’t want to except it. I know myself, and I know in those moments, I’m going to want to scream and I will be tempted to get frustrated with what seems like a useless prosess! “If people aren’t going to listen to me God then why are you telling me to talk to them?!?! Why am I even here?”
But God is teaching me in this very moment that I personally can’t make people listen. I can only do what I feel like He is telling me to do and if they accept it, great! If not, as long as I did what He said to do and He’s given me no further instruction to do anything else, then I have to let it go and let Him handle it from there. Sometimes you’re not going to see the fruit harvested by the seed you planted but you have to know that if you trusted and obeyed what you were told to do that God is going to do His part.
All in all don’t get discouraged when it seems that people don’t care about what you have to say. Keep speaking the truth that God has placed in your heart and trust that He’s going to complete His work. And never give up on praying for the people God has placed in your path!