There are certain people God will keep in your life all of the time, others He will allow to come and go, and some will stay until such a time as the purpose for which God sent them is over.
God may allow difficult and offensive people in your life because through them, He plans to transform you by exposing sins, iniquities and weaknesses in you by His Spirit of conviction. This is a blessing because then you can acknowledge your sins in humility and He will fulfil his promise of cleansing you from all unrighteousness (1John 1:9) and prune you so that you bear more and lasting fruit (John 15).
God may have noticed that you have a “backpack” of filthy attitudes, unforgiveness, compromise in your Christian walk, hatred or lovelessness etc… that are weighing you down and preventing you from standing upright before Him and it is Mr or Mrs/Miss so and so through circumstance X that He has chosen to jolt you back to an upright position of righteousness to reinstate you on the path He has for you, or to ensure you fulfil your destiny!
Therefore Brethren, in your affliction at the hands of certain people, “LORD have mercy!” is the cry that is likely to penetrate from your lips of anguish and pain, but as God will not leave you nor forsake you when you go through affliction, you will soon be shouting “Hallelujah look what the LORD has done!” when you testify that what appeared as evil has been out worked by God for His good.
God will only smile and say “gotcha!!” for His love and faithfulness knows no bounds. He is a God of strategies who can use the most unlikely people, your enemies or offenders to bless you! Indeed God always has the last word in the lives of His children!
Looking at my life I thank Him that He does, do you?
You are blessed determine to stay blessed!
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 27/05/2016