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 Others May-You May Not

by G.D. Watson (1845-1924)


If God has called you to be really like Christ in all your spirit, He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility and put on you such demands of obedience, that He will not allow you to follow other Christians, and in many ways He will seem to let other good people do things which He will not let you do.

Others can brag on themselves, and their work, on their success, on their writings, but the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do any such thing, and if you begin it, He will lead you into some deep mortification that will make you despise yourself and all your good works.

The Lord will let others be honored and put forward, and keep you hid away in obscurity because He wants to produce some choice fragrant fruit for His glory, which can be produced only in the shade.

Others will be allowed to succeed in making money, but it is likely God will keep you poor because he wants you to have something far better than gold and that is a helpless dependence on Him; that He may have the privilege of supplying your needs day by day - out of an unseen treasury.

God will let others be great, but He will keep you small. He will let others do a great work for Him and get credit for it, but He will make you work and toil on without knowing how much you are doing; and then to make your work still more precious, He will let others get the credit for the work you have done, and this will make your reward ten times greater when He comes.

The Holy Spirit will put strict watch over you, with a jealous love, and will rebuke you for little words and feelings, or for wasting your time, which other Christians never seem distressed over.

So make up your mind that God is an infinite Sovereign, and has a right to do what He pleases with His own, and He will not explain to you a thousand things which may puzzle you in His dealing with you. He will wrap you up in a jealous love, and let other people say and do many things that you cannot do or say.

Settle it forever, that you are to deal directly with the Holy Spirit, and that He is to have the privilege of tying your tongue, or chaining your hand, or closing your eyes, in ways that others are not dealt with.

Now, when you are so possessed with the Living God that you are, in your secret heart, pleased and delighted over this particular personal, private, jealous guardianship and management of the Holy Spirit over your life, you will have found the vestibule of heaven.

 2008/11/29 5:39Profile

Joined: 2006/12/17
Posts: 49
Harrisburg PA

 Re: Others May-You May Not

Thank you for posting this!

Surrender All - Richard Dalmas


Take all I am, Lord, and all that I cling to
You are my Savior I owe everything to
Take all the treasures that lie in my storehouse
They cannot follow when I enter Your house

So I surrender all to You
I surrender all

Take all my cravings for vain recognition
Fleshly indulgence and worldly ambition
I want so much Lord to make You the focus
To serve You in secret and never be noticed

Take all my hunger for all that’s forbidden
Every desire and sin I keep hidden
Search me and know me I want to bring to You
A life that is holy and sanctified through You

© 2004 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI).

All for the glory of Christ!


Benjamin Kreps

 2008/11/29 8:08Profile

Joined: 2008/10/31
Posts: 320

 Re: Others May-You May Not

I am convinced that many have this calling but are distracted by the multitudes who do not. I have been reminded of the conversation Peter had with Jesus in the garden where Jesus tells Peter of the type of death he will experience. Peter said, 'What about John', to which Jesus replied, 'What is that to you. You follow me'.

Abundant life will only be ours when we learn to follow what He has planned for our lives. If you can then do. He will use it. If you can't then don't, no matter of all who can.

In relation to things, we must all determine if in our pursuit of God, He has given us things that we might be a blessing to others, or in our pursuit of things, did God just allow us to have them at the expense of knowing Him.

Mike Jones

 2008/11/29 8:49Profile

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