Demonstrating God's Will through Well-Doing
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.- Galatians 6:9
Another critical dimension of God’s will that I want to discuss is well-doing.
For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. - 1 Peter 2:15
As long as you make progress on earth, there will be foolish men around you. Foolish men are in the world but with well-doing, you will silence them. Note it that when people start to persecute and criticise you because you live by faith, your natural response is to want to strike back. Yes, that is what we all want to do; to give them a taste of their own medicine; to show them you are not stupid. But do you know that your word will simply add fuel to their fire? And they will criticise and persecute you harder and louder.
Do not waste your time explaining to fools when you are in the centre of God's will. Do not allow their evil words to stop you; be unstoppable; Do not let the devil stop you on your road to greatness. Because of his dream, Joseph was hated by his brothers and sold into slavery and because he chose the path of being righteous, he got to the prison. But if Joseph had stopped being good, because of all these, he would have died a common prisoner. The man he did a favour even forgot him after gaining his freedom; until one day, his dream spoke. As you venture to do what is right, may your dream speak in Jesus name, Amen.
There is a way to silence the adversary; it is not by defending yourself or arguing with them but by continuing doing the good work God has called you to do. Religious establishment criticized Jesus hardly, but Jesus never fought back. In Acts 10:38, the ministry of Jesus was given in a summary:
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. - Acts 10:38
Be like Jesus and keep on blessing people; keep praying for the sick to get whole, show favour to all, bless and help the needy. That will make the devil angry because he couldn't make you ineffective. The devil wants you to quit, but if you quit, you have made him win over you. If you refuse to quit, the palace is waiting for you, then you would have driven the devil mad. Silence the ignorant criticisms of people by continuing to do good and by continuing to live by faith.
2000 years have gone, where are the enemies of Jesus? They have all gone to oblivion but Jesus still remains the champion all over the world. The enemies didn't know the death of Jesus is not a termination but a transition. Many 'Jesuses' have come today with the anointing of Jesus, to continue where Jesus stopped; because He refused to stop doing good. When your enemies can't beat you, they will find a way to join you; they will one day, bow down to your God.
If you want to wait for people's approval before you take a step of faith, it would be too late for you. There are many who will want to discourage you, they will give you several people that failed just like you; they will paint a picture of no likelihood of success; they will give you several reasons why it is not unusual to resign to fate.
Follow the Lord’s leading. No matter how unappealing His way is, there is always safety there.
Prayer: I come against every spirit of weariness, I will not allow myself to be wearied or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season to reap the wonderful harvest I have planted is coming. I will take advantage of every opportunity to be a blessing to others in JESUS NAME.
Further Reading: Hebrews 11:6; Matthew 5:43-48
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20; Luke 7:36-8:3; Psalm 69:1-18; Proverbs 12:1