May 2, 2016
Ain’ts Not Saints!
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2
One of the biggest problem we have as human beings, particularly with women, is jealousy. It is often said that women dress for other women not for men and not for themselves. Rather, they dress to make other women jealous or feel bad about themselves. If this is true, it is a sad commentary about how we see and deal with each other and it certainly does not show the love of Christ.
All of us face trials and tribulations. Some of us decide to press our way into obedience to God’s word while others gave up and throw in the towel. Some of us weather the storms that come our way while others opted out of the rain.
When you are obedient to what God has told you to do and are willing to go through whatever God positions you to deal with, God is going to show himself strong on your behalf. That’s when the ain’ts, not the saints, show up!
The ain’ts always have something negative to say when you are walking in the favor of God. They purpose to say something to try to break your spirit, burden your heart or devastate your dreams.
Too often, these people also call themselves Saints but they are not, they are Ain’ts. They ain’t loving. They ain’t holy. They ain’t pleasing to God and they ain’t a saint. The definition of a saint is: “a person who is officially recognized by the Christian church as being very holy because of the way he or she lived. A person who is very good, kind, or patient.” *
Jealousy is a trait of an ain’t, not a saint. There is no reason to be jealous of anyone! If you’re busy working towards being obedient to God, you will not have time to be jealous of anyone else. You should be too busy keeping your eyes on your business and not worried about someone else’s.
Be a saint, not an ain’t!
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Romans 12:1
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* definition from Merriam-Webster dictionary