As humans, it is our goal to see what’s next or what’s about to happen, but as Christians we are meant to walk by faith and not by sight. We are meant to close our naked eye and allow God to invade our spirit while guiding us on the path to his righteousness. Yet, we’re still stuck in the same place we were yesterday because our eyes are open and our faith is little.
We expect to get blessing after blessing, to have an abundance of money flow everyday, without even opening up the Bible. We pray when we’re in trouble, but when our days are going good we forget what prayer really is.
… But why?
Why do we expect for God to bless our house, if we don’t even invite him in? Why do we ask God to increase our finances, but then our church lights don’t even turn on? Why is our hand always out when we are in need, but then we ignore the calling God has placed over our life?
Now don’t get me wrong, we all fall short of God’s glory. Every. Single. One of us. No one is perfect, even though we are made from God’s perfect image. However, that shouldn’t allow us to just settle. It doesn’t give us an excuse to just fall out of the word and not try to get back in it. No, if anything it should drive us closer to the will of God. It should make us seek after his face in all the things we do.
Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV) says,”Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.” So ask yourself, do you trust the Lord or do you trust yourself? Do you give God thanks for every blessing that comes your way or do you take on all the credit?
Yes, we mess up. Yes, we may say a few things we shouldn’t say. … but don’t you think it’s about time to allow God to get behind the wheel in your life? Isn’t it time to give God the control so that he can guide you to every desire of your heart?
Giving your life to God doesn’t mean you’re going to stop being human. That’s impossible. It actually means giving God the access to your life so he can do according to his plan.
If we want things to change in our life, first we have to open the doors for His present. So instead of asking why isn’t this happening or why is this happening to me, ask what am I doing to cause this or what can I do to make this better.
Choose your battles wisely and let the rest be given to the Lord. Spend more time feeding your spirit with the word and less feeding your flesh. Seek God’s face in all that you do. Maybe if you spend less time questioning God and actually doing what he says, then maybe he’ll give you the answers you’ve been looking for.