What next

What if you have cried all your tears but the object of your pain still actively exists?

What if your strength has always been your tears? Tears in prayer?

What if God answers your prayer differently than the desire of your heart? What next?

What if you have prayed your all on this matter but it keeps dragging you retrogressively? I mean for every 2 steps forward, you are pulled back 5.

What if your instinct was right in the first place? Should you call yourself a fool or a hopeless optimist?

What if the matter did not require prayer rather action?

What if this stand will turn things around? Will they turn for good or bad?

What if things actually do turn? Are you ready & willing to pay the price?

What if your stand is yours alone? No one else is with you or believes you?

What if they do not believe you? What then?

What if your stand will cause ripples but give you peace? Peace of body, mind & soul?

What if this issue keeps kicking you in the mouth because you have not taken a firm stand?

What if you cower away from your stand & live to regret it?

What if cowardice becomes cancer in your bones? Is it not too high a price to pay?

What if you choose to deal with the silent killer publicly? No more diplomacy.

What if voicing your thoughts and decisions are always considered as a second or third opinion? Should you continue placing yourself at a point of disadvantage in the name of retaining “normalcy”?

What if your thoughts & opinions are always mocked behind your back or indirectly in your face?

What if the message of forbearance is not for the situation? Rather a sharp rebuke?

What if your sharp rebuke is taken to be nagging?

What if you are right?

What if you are wrong?

What if you are ignoring the voice of Christ in all this? His voice always points to the road less taken but will ultimately give you peace.

Sometimes. Just sometimes, we have to stop playing the fool in the name of being a Christian.

Christ never wavered in His prayer & decisions. So should we.

“If your brother sins against you, go and confront him while the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. But if he doesn’t listen, take one or two others with you so that ‘every word may be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If, however, he ignores them, tell it to the congregation. If he also ignores the congregation, regard him as an unbeliever and a tax collector. “I tell all of you with certainty, whatever you prohibit on earth will have been prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will have been permitted in heaven. Furthermore, I tell all of you with certainty that if two of you agree on earth about anything you request, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven, because where two or three have come together in my name, I am there among them.”

Matthew 18:15-20

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