From children to Parents : The “Elijah” of our home
This week, listening to a testimony, I realized the importance of each one of us in assuming the stance of the local leader where we are at, whether it is our home, the workplace and even our own existence.
But I am not referring to the role of a leader like the boss, demanding and demanding … because there are many who know how to “dominate” behind closed doors, without ever truly learned how to lead and to fulfill their purpose in the environment in which they live.
I am referring to a spiritual leadership, knowing the key purpose to which God called us, the result of our own surrendering, freedom and salvation.
Often we go through life without realizing the importance of the role we have. We look around and say, “They hear the same thing as me, so then let them make their own decision” or “I also came to the church and sacrificed, let them learn to do the same.” And we become like “islands”, isolated in the “faith,” sterile “mothers” who refuse to transmit the biggest inheritance anyone could conquer: the Liberating Truth, through the Word of God.
I’ve thought like that … I slacked in conveying what I had, thinking that anyone who was around me had the capacity to make their own decisions. In fact, first, I had to “liberate” myself from this blindness, in order to guide others.
When I learned to assume my position, I realized that God counted on me, not only to guide my household towards salvation, but all those who are around me and pass through my life.
Why do you think you, perhaps the only one of your entire family, learned how to use the intelligent faith? For what motive in your work, people say you “have something different?!” … There is a thirst for change in every person, like there was in us, but the “Elijah” has to take that stance, facing fears and bringing down the “fire”! There is no other way for the power of God to manifest itself, except through the complete sacrifice: spiritual, physical, and material.
“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” (I Tm.5: 8)