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Why Is Your “BUT” So Big?

When your prayers were answered with a spiritual assignment, did you proceed, or say I would, “BUT” I am exhausted after a busy work week?

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Have you said, “Here am I. Send me Lord?” If so, did you move when the Spirit prompted you, or did your “BUT” suddenly get big?

Did Paul say “BUT” Lord this is not an assignment I want, or did he write many letters to strengthen and encourage us?

Did Job asked “BUT” why me God and cursed Him in his suffering and excruciating pain, or did he tear off his robe, shaved his head and fell to the ground in worship? (Job1:21-22)

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What about Peter? Do we deny God with “BUT” when we are around others who do not obey the Gospel of Jesus the Christ?

Did Solomon not ask for wisdom to lead the people instead of saying “BUT” they are mine to do as I please.

Jonah! Jonah! Jonah! What a perfect example of a big “BUT” to escape our spiritual responsibilities.

Moses’ big “BUT” was I am afraid of not being able to speak not understanding when God sends us He qualifies us to ensure we are effective.

There are days we feel like these men of God, and days we want to say “BUT” Lord. These are the days we should feel like Daniel who was strengthen in prayer and allowed no one to hinder his worship to God.

We must trust God to strengthen us on the days we feel like saying “BUT”… (Psalm 121:1-8); (Isaiah 41:10,13); (2 Corinthians 4:6-10)

This inspiring message received yesterday from my spiritual mother Sister Copeland states “One of the biggest battles you’ll have to face every single day of your life is the battle to stay focused on what you’ve been called to do, and not get distracted by what anyone else is doing. It takes great humility and strength to stay in your lane.”

“It would have been better for us not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then turn our backs on the sacred command that was passed on to us. Of them the Proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.” (2 Peter 2:21-22)

CONCLUSION

Are secular commitments, choices and decisions keeping our “BUTs” bigger than our GOD and leading us outside our spiritual boundaries?

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Christian Blogger, Minister's Wife, Mother and Grandmother

13 thoughts on “Why Is Your “BUT” So Big?

  1. Tangie, The marvelous thing about God’s prompting is that He is with us; and He makes sure we are equipped and effective. Our job is to listen, and obey. (I am still a work in process.)🌺

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    1. Amen, our job is to listen and obey. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and have an awesome day/night and remain safe. I agree “WE” are all under spiritual construction.

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      1. Yes ma’am. Thank you, Cheryl. I appreciate you reading and commenting, have a wonderful night and remain safe.

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  2. Tangie, we must daily self examine by using the Word of God, otherwise, we will find ourselves; making excuses to use the “But” word especially during the pandemic! “But” have become so big during the pandemic because they think that men, accept excuses therefore, God will too.

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    1. Pam, thank you for sharing your thoughts. Sadly, the pandemic has been an excuse for many to use for NOT collectively worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. The elderly and those with serious underlying health issues need not assemble in the building but can utilize online avenues to watch and listen to their ministers. God allowed man to create these avenues that can be used for good and keep minds pure as possible; there are filters for this purpose.

      For example, I reach people in ALL NATIONS that could never be reach in person. “19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.”— Matthew 28:19-20

      Excuses and “BUT” will not be accepted when we bow before the Living God on Judgment Day. “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”— Romans 1:20

      People go to Covid-19 infested workplaces, shopping in large crowds, restaurants, parks, festivals, parties, and other places. “BUT” is used when it comes to collectively worshiping God. “24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching. 26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,” — Hebrews 10:24-26

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  3. Good post, Tangie. In my diary app I write a post titled Keep My Focus. In the post I make plans for my next wordpress blog post (Gospel focused posts), and plans to share Gospel with my coworkers (supervisors, too) with poems or In Search of the Lord’s Way newsletter. And plans to pass out Gospel tracts to people in stores I shop at. Plus I write a letter to a woman who is in Air Force serving our country. The letter is Gospel focused. I tag the diary entry Gospel Plans.
    Here is the link if anyone is interested in sending letters to our troops: http://anysoldier.com/

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    1. Hello Angela, awesome on “diary app”. Thank you for commenting and sharing link, I saved it in favorites and will share will others. Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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  4. I also wanted to add we don’t have time for the big But. Lost souls are headed to hell. And they need to hear the Gospel truth.

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