Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Without Cause

Psalm 35:7-8
Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me, may ruin overtake them by surprise—may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit to their ruin.

There’s a great book I’m reading called, “The Cause Within You,” by Matthew Barnett which talks about how every person in order to be fulfilled needs a Cause. A cause is something that is God-inspired, an assignment that includes your purpose, passion and gifts. People who have a cause are productive, generous and happy. People who don’t have a cause are jealous, vindictive, and violent. Some of the greatest people are those who have discovered their cause. Some of the most dangerous people are those who don’t have a cause.

David had a cause; he was anointed to be king over Israel. Saul was no longer King because he had been rejected by God due to his disobedience. Saul was jealous of David and wanted to kill him without cause. David said they dug a pit and cast a net. When people are without a cause they become jealous of people who do have a cause. When people who don’t have a cause become miserable with their own lack of purpose they expend their energy trying to bring you down. They dig pits. Pits are holes they dig through gossip and false accusations hoping you fall but when God is on your side those people fall in their own pits. You don’t have to worry about gossipers and people telling lies on you when you have a cause, because God will protect you and cause them to fall in their own pits!

People without a cause also use nets to try to get you caught up. Nowadays, they use the interNET, to get you caught up in mess. When you have a cause those people wind up getting caught up in their own net. Oh what a tangled web we weave when oftentimes we do deceive. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in other peoples mess on the web and the net. Fly above all your haters by being focused on your cause.

Don’t abandon your cause over people who attack you without cause. Your Cause is bigger than their attack. God will cover you and allow you to finish your cause. David prayed to God, May ruin overtake them by surprise—may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit, to their ruin. Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in his salvation.

Dear God,
Silence those who attack without cause and help me to stay focused on what you’ve called me to do. Thank you for vindication and salvation.

In Jesus Name,

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