By Shelle Frelo
For this all to familiar spiritual drama that many women have come to know, I decided to write it as a play. I do hope it speaks to the heart of the reader.
Script Details: ” I’ve been serving the Lord all these years and still I haven’t gotten my blessin. Well yea, little ones but not like other people. All the people around me are doing so well and yet I struggle. Am I serving the right God? Am I wasting my Time? . “I am disgusted with my life. Let me complain freely. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.” – Job 10:1
The Stage Is Set: Time has passed and we look over our lives wondering why… We are bitter because we feel life (God) has not dealt us a fair hand. We look at others living their lives as they wish and here we are following God, and not seeing any light at the end of the tunnel. What is it all for? Why have we not gotten our blessin? We look around and we have become bitter about God, about ourselves, about our life.
The Cast Is Gathered: Bitterness is an effective tool for the enemy. Satan uses our own frustrations and weary hearts to build a field of bitterness and resentment against God. After all his own bitterness is what caused him to challenge God in the firstplace.
The Director Is Relying On Past Expeirence: Satan’s feeling that he wasn’t getting all that he deserved. That God had not given him his blessin. He felt that he had waited long enough and that it was time to take things in his own hands. His bitterness and resentment caused this “Angle” to sever the most precious relationship one can have. All because he wanted more, he was not happy with the station (capacity) that God put him in.
The Actors Are Getting Ready For Their Role: Many of us feel the same way. We are tired, worn out and worn away with waiting on God to give us the blessing that we are looking for. We call into question our relationship with Christ. This is prime feeding ground for Satan to come in and blossom our thoughts, apprehensions, and feelings of doubt in Christ and who we are called to be in Him.
Executing The Part: We can spend our lives angry with God, being bitter about the situation or circumstance that we are in or we can take ownership for our own role in our bitterness. This is not to say that we will not have heartaches, sorrows, pains, or setbacks, what it does mean is that, if we face this life with a heart for God we can prevail ” Don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.”- Galatians 6:9.
God has so many plans for us but it is our own doubt and bitterness that keeps us from having the eternal reward that He has set up just for us. Case and point the Israelites, these people spent years searching the desert for their blessing. Yet it was their all along, all they had to do was wait, have faith, and follow God.
“People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord.” -Proverbs 19:3
In this issue we are focusing on reconciliation. Use this time to set your stage for life. Who will you allow to be your director ?
The spirit of bitterness, doubt, resentment, and/or regret can only be overcome through the power of prayer and our faith in Christ Jesus.
Ask God today to help give you the victory over this spiritually crippling state. But remember we must pray expecting a change, expecting to here from God through His Holy Spirit.
Shellē Frelo is Founder and President of Just For Us Ministries. JFUM is a non-denominational ministry for women and youth based in Kansas City, Mo. Her ministry offers, discipleship, youth enrichment, community outreaches, and events.
She has written several bible study curriculum for women and youth, devotionals, books on entrepreneurship and women’s ministries, parenting articles, and Christian articles. She has worked in the retail industry as a top level executive, and in education as a behavior interventionist. She has appeared on TBN, spoken at various events, churches, retreats, businesses, and corporate events.