Monday's Message of Hope

Kicking Against the Goads!
Monday, May 16, 2022 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

In preparing to write this week’s message, I thought of Paul’s Damascus Road experience, described in Acts 9. The Lord knocked him off his horse, rebuked him, and blinded him for three days. Quite a testimony for someone who considered himself righteous, holy, and just before Almighty God.

But he was only righteous, holy, and just in his own eyes, not the eyes of Jesus. Which leads me to ask myself this—Are there areas in my life where I see myself the same way Paul did on the road to Damascus? Zealous, determined, blameless, yet I “kick against the goads” as the apostle did, and end up causing pain for myself.

I recently experienced this very thing. I have been without a job for over two months. A couple of people tried to reassure me and said everything was going to be okay. I didn’t like their response. When I asked the Lord about it, he told me to “wait.” Well, I didn’t like his response either. As a result, I didn’t pray about it, and I didn’t tell any of my prayer partners or spiritual leaders what the Lord spoke to my heart either. I simply ignored it.

However, ignoring a word from the Lord tends to bring added stress into an already pressure-cooker life. Mine was no exception. Worrying, loss of sleep, lack of joy all began taking a toll. I was, in effect, kicking against the goads.

Finally, at the end of last month, I paid the three remaining bills and, then, looked at my checking account balance. To my surprise, I discovered I had more money than I thought. A lot more.

At that moment, God “knocked me off my horse.” I started to laugh. Everything was going to be ok. God was right—as if he is ever wrong! And the waiting? With all the drama and trauma I have experienced over the last two years, I needed to wait and allow God’s healing and refreshing to wash over my soul.

The result? In two weeks, I received a job offer as well as over $700.00 in cash. Once I stopped kicking against the goads, the blessings began to flow. Imagine that!

I’m sure I have other areas in my life where I’m kicking against the goads. Maybe you do too. If so, we can expect God to “knock us off our horses” and opens our eyes to his “rightness.” What a great way to restore our souls and our joy!

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • Are there areas in your life where you can relate to Paul ?
  • What steps can you take to keep yourself from kicking against the goads?
  • How will this impact your faith walk?

Have a hope-filled week getting knocked off your horse!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Evelyn From Hardin At 5/16/2022 10:46:28 AM

I have been asking God to show me myself through His eyes & to reveal Himself to me through His eyes - not just what I want to see. Your message this week was right on for me. Thanks for being faithful.

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Evelyn. I'm so glad to hear this week's message resonated with your spirit. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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