Sunday, July 9, 2023

Got peace..?

Are you one of those people who have to have it all figured out .. you need to have the whole plan laid out need to know everything that's going to happen and when…? People who must figure out everything have a hard time with faith, because reasoning is not faith, and Faith is not logical, and, without faith, it is impossible to please God.

 I used to be one of those people who had to have everything figured out. Before I was saved, I had a lot of anxiety, I had to plan everything out and know the plan, if I was going to be remotely peaceful in any way… Not unlike the prophet Habakkuk , I was continually asking why God "why",as I was trapped in a religion for I focused on all I was doing wrong… I would ask when God "when"? These questions never seemingly got answered because my focus was on me and my inadequacies not on God and his perfect love for me... as long as we continue to try to reason with God, we will not gain discernment. As long as declare or deem ourselves unlovable and irredeemable, we will never move forward.

Discernment starts in the heart and then enlightens the mind. As long as we overload our minds with our own confusing questions, we will not receive any wisdom or direction from the Holy Spirit. God wants us to fully acknowledge Him in every situation, and let Him direct our paths. 

Balance is always the key to victory in our thought lives. It is fine to ponder situations and think about them in a prayerful manner, but we should not allow confusion in our mind. God is not the author of confusion. The day will come when we will know in the same manner that God knows, but for now, we have the privilege of completely trusting Him. If we try to figure out all of the reasons for which everything happens in life, we will not have peace of mind in our hearts… Sometimes our questioning can even imply that God is to blame … The more we consider this we can begin to see that satan often plants these questions of doubt in our minds. It is his attempt to keep us focused on our problems, rather than on the goodness of God… God is always good, and He has an abundantly good plan for us all… Trust Him in all seasons, and in all things…  His plan is exceedingly abundantly better than any we could ever ask or  think up ourselves! Doubt your doubts not your faith! 

Heavenly Father, instead of asking for answers to the why questions, help us to focus on your great love for us. When the enemy tries to fill our minds with troublesome questions, help us to trust in you, and receive your comfort in Jesus name amen. 

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.[a]

1 Cor 13:12
12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror;then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Ask  the Lord to give you a Vision for your life, then wait patiently for it when you receive it, pursue it with all of your heart see Habakkuk 2

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