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It Is Not About You-2 Samuel 20

All Fathers mourn the deaths of their sons. But, as the leader, one must put the needs of the ones they lead ahead of their own needs.  David’s men defended him in the darkest time of his kingdom. Now he was grieving the death of his enemy. His commander saw the pain he was causing for his men and called him out.  David then saw his selfishness and cleaned up and returned to leading his troops and leading God’s people. 

We all have setbacks, in the midst of them, it is easy to withdraw and see only our needs and our pain. But as God’s chosen, we have to rise above our individual pain and follow God and encourage the folks we love and we lead.  As we do, God will help us to deal with our own grief and pain. We will also do more to draw people to God when we draw attention to him and not to ourselves. Davidd rose above his pain, help me Lord to rise above mine.

God Bless You

Then Joab went into the house to the king and said, “Today you have humiliated all your men, who have just saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters and the lives of your wives and concubines. You love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that the commanders and their men mean nothing to you. I see that you would be pleased if Absalom were alive today and all of us were dead. Now go out and encourage your men. I swear by the Lord that if you don’t go out, not a man will be left with you by nightfall. This will be worse for you than all the calamities that have come on you from your youth till now.”

So the king got up and took his seat in the gateway. When the men were told, “The king is sitting in the gateway,” they all came before him.

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This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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