Many times we hear many faith scriptures and are able to repeat them and even believe we are applying it to our lives or situations…but then when something doesn’t go your way, it hits you like a pile of brick, you are not really walking into the truth of that word. Has that ever happened to you?
Today, while doing my daily task, I was wonder why something wasn’t going the way that I wanted it. I mean, I’ve done everything that I was supposed to do, so why am I not getting the results I am looking for? Out of frustration, I decided I’m going to leave it…
“If it is supposed to happen, then it will.”
And that’s what I did. I’ve decided, I am going to continue with my daily task and not think about it anymore.
Well as time passed by, I noticed things were working without me doing anything…Then I got a friendly reminder…
“In your weakness I am strong.”
So here I was fighting to make things work when all I need to do was say, “Help Lord, I don’t know what to do, or I don’t understand.” We are always trying to do things, especially for God, and not realizing if He said it will happen, it will. We just gotta trust the process. This reminds me of Abraham and Sarah.
God told Abraham he will have a son. Looking at his age as well as his wife’s, he didn’t see how that was possible. Abraham was 75 years old when God promised to make him into a great nation and after not seeing the promise come to pass after 11 years, Sarah says,
“The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” – Genesis 16:1.
Well, they waited 11 years…so maybe it was ok to try to move God’s hand…right???
Anyhow, after all of that God still tells Abraham he will have a son and Ishmael was not the promised son. Can you imagine after you just gave up your husband? Once we get a word from God it is better for us to wait than to try to make things happen. I’ve seen people try to make prophetic words come to pass…God doesn’t need our help to make things work…He just needs our obedience.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take. – Proverbs 3:5-6
Sarah and Abraham had to wait a whopping 25 years before they were able to see the promise of the son, Issac.
I believe God sees us trying so hard to figure things out and He’s up there just shaking His head and laughing at us saying,
“Just stop trying and ask”.
Kinda like seeing your toddler stretching to reach for a cookie, crying because they can’t reach it before coming and saying, mommy, can you help me?
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking – James 1:5
“In our weakness, He is strong.“
When we feel like we can’t go any further, that’s when we can see God moving greatly in our lives. I feel we sometimes prevent Him from moving, it’s like our pride gets in the way. It is in our weaknesses when we say, I can’t go any further, I can’t do this anymore, that He can show His strength. It’s in the surrendering you receive your miracle.
“There is no point in trying to help a “know-it-all.”
Sarah and Abraham had to learn to trust God and had to realize that their efforts weren’t going to make it happen.
In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul said he asked God 3 times to remove the thorn in is flesh. And each time God replied
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
Paul continues by saying he rather boasts in his weaknesses so the power of Christ could rest on him. When we allow the power of Christ to work on our behalf, we will have a testimony of God’s goodness.