All of us — believers or unbelievers — have a gigantic “I told you so” inside of us that wants to jump out when people, who we’ve warned ahead of time, go through tough struggles. It’s a part of our inner nature, maybe even embedded in our DNA, and desires to spew in their faces, “I told you so. Why didn’t you listen to me?”
Why are we like this?
Truthfully, we don’t love them that much because if we did, we would be crushed when they suffer trials. We would weep with them while they wept. We would not parade ourselves in front of them or boast about our wisdom beforehand. We would offer them the one thing that never fails: our love.
All of us need to deal with our “I told you so’s” now so that they don’t hinder the Lord’s work if bad things occur in America sometime in the future.
Today, I prayed:
Lord, give us Americans the same love that You gave the Apostle Paul which caused him to wish he were cut off from You if it would save his brothers according to the flesh. (Based on Romans 9:3)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you?
Join with me on Thursdays to fast and pray for America.