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Opinionated

My sister called me opinionated. Is that a good thing or bad thing? I was commenting on her reading material during our beach trip. I offer my opinions on healthy lifestyle adjustments too. Yes, maybe I am opinionated and offer them way too much. When people are not ready to hear the truth, then they might take offense to what I am saying. I have come a long way from where I started. Truth be told, a few years ago, my reading material was not the best either. I was filling my mind with junk. I was filling my body with junk too.

God filled me with the Holy Spirit many years ago. But I became more sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s prompting a few years ago after I started to pray for a hunger and thirst to know God more. I realized I could not keep doing the things that I used to do and develop a closer walk with God. When I started to pray that specific prayer, I became more aware of the things I was doing that was not honoring Him. I began to realize the junk that I was subjecting my mind and my body to. I was not only harming my physical body with junk food but also my spiritual body with mindless trash. I could not keep doing these things and walk with God at the same time.

If Jesus came back when I was reading the junk or watching the junk at the movies, would I have been embarrassed for Him to catch me? I began to realize I couldn’t continue to do it and feel God being pleased with my choices. I dumped the trash out of my life. I must admit, I still watch some things on TV that I should probably not watch as well. Every day is about choices. I need to remember the choices I make will either please God or not. But I also need to remember that not everybody is where I am, and I need to keep my opinions to myself.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2

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  1. Jan Johnson on said:

    Wow. God just spoke very LOUDLY through your words here. I believe He’s strongly calling me to a closer relationship, an easy-to-hear closeness that I feel, for me personally, can not come just because I desire it. James 1 speaks so clearly about this. We must not just listen to the word (both written and His soft voice), but DO what it says. When I INTENTLY look into His perfect law that gives freedom, continuing in it, not forgetting what it says, but doing it, that’s when I will be blessed in what I do. And I believe one of those blessings will be hearing easier, more often, more sensitivity, for my own life and in the lives of others. I’ve been accused often of being too outspoken on my opinions (both health and spiritual). God is teaching me more, as I am “quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry” to sprinkle my words with love and salt for others to be attracted to Him instead of offended. However, we both know, some will ALWAYS be offended when our lives are passionate for Him. Dealing with some of that now, even in family. But most of the time, that’s because they are unbelievers or are deceived to hear the truth. Thanks for your honesty. You have provoked me to be more so.

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