I have seen it

I have seen a spouse leave the church because their significant other was done with God. The significant other eventually left the spouse, leaving them without a marriage or a relationship with God.

I have seen people “raise a stink” about a brother or sister in Christ for the purpose of covering up their own shortcomings.

I have seen children raised in the church walk away into the world or denominationalism.

I have seen children raised in the church grow into strong Christians who actively serve God.

I have seen people make peace with a brother or sister in Christ for the sake of their discipleship and the church’s reputation.

I have seen a spouse remain faithful to God regardless of their significant other’s attitude. The significant other eventually became a Christian and a member of a heavenly relationship with God.

I would not have seen one situation without the other. And neither will you.

Sometimes you have to take the bad with the good. Do not let the negative cause you to forget the positive. Do not quit. Stay the course and remember your labor in the Lord will not be forgotten by God (1 Corinthians 15:58, Hebrews 6:10).

He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”” (Matthew 13:28-30 NKJV)