Apostle Grace Lubega
Psalm 119:67 (KJV); Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
When you find yourself in a difficult situation, it is important that you subject yourself to some sort of self-examination. It is this kind of reflection that will bring you the answers that you need to deal with your particular problem.
In our theme scripture, obviously upon self-examination, the Psalmist admits that before he was afflicted, he went astray.
Before a person finds themselves in a complicated relationship, they probably went astray, by refusing to listen to the voices of counsel around them when they were told to tread carefully.
Before a man finds himself in a business deal that is dragging his entire company downhill, it is possible that he received instruction in a dream or vision not to take that route but he did not pay much attention to it.
Before a man finds himself as the subject of public ridicule and judgement, it is possible that he judged another man harshly and did not extend mercy and grace when it was needed.
For this reason, whenever you find yourself under harsh circumstances, you should always go to God and ask him where it is that you missed it. In humility, seek to know, “Where did I get it wrong? What did I fail to do?”
It is no use blaming everyone around you. Start with yourself. This way, you will find the true path to restoration.
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 12:5-11, Psalm 119:71
GOLDEN NUGGET: When you find yourself in a difficult situation, it is important that you subject yourself to some sort of self-examination. It is this kind of reflection that will bring you the answers that you need to deal with your particular problem.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. You are my light and my guide. Your Spirit is my counsellor, mentor and confidant. I look inward for answers and not outward for whom to blame for any of my life circumstances. I refuse to victimise myself but embrace responsibility for my actions. With this wisdom, I rise above any situation, to the glory of Your name, Amen.