Let’s be real.
It’s possible to be a sold-out, born again, Jesus freak of a Christian and still not understand God. We love Him and we trust Him, but sometimes He’s a little hard to figure out. We don’t always know what He’s doing or when He’s going to do it.
It’s like going to an art museum and staring at a piece of art and giving the nod of approval – because that’s what everyone else is doing.
On the inside, you’re going: What in the world is the point of this mass confusion? What was the artist thinking, or not?
But you can’t really say that out loud because everyone else will think you’re not deep or evolved.
Likewise, there are times when we look at our lives and think there is no direction, purpose or plan. And on the outside, we look like we have it all together. But on the inside, we’re tired of waiting on God to pull it all together.
It’s in these times, we have to cry: “Lord I believe, but help me with my unbelief or the parts of me that still doubt you,” Mark 9:23 – 25.
As a loving father, He always has a plan. You will have to build trust in Him in order to pull through these times. Because that’s the very definition of faith: trusting what you can’t see, feel or hear.
You have to learn to trust Him the same way you trusted your parents when you were 7-years-old.
Did mom let you drive her car? Did she give you her credit card?
Hopefully, the answer to those questions is no (if not, you probably won’t appreciate this post).
Because she was a wise parent, she knew you were not ready for certain responsibilities and she knew what was good for you. Even though you probably thought you could handle those things, mom knew best. She knew you would be a train wreck if you were given too much too soon.
Well, you don’t call her mom for nothing.
And now that you’re older you know better. You can look back and be grateful that she didn’t allow you to do what you wanted to do.
God is the same way, only better.
He knows us better than mom knows us. He knows what we need and when we need it. He knows when we have developed the character and common sense to handle certain blessings.
Even though you may be tired of being alone, He knows when you’ll be ready for marriage. If you are selfish, stubborn, or stuck in your ways, you probably don’t realize it.
But God does.
He knows that the broken little-girl inside of you has the potential to attract Mr. Wrong and end up worse than you were before.
Easy Come, Easy Go!
Think about this: 85% of lottery winners end up broke soon after winning. Their bank accounts may change, but their ability to handle money does not.
Too bad they don’t require you to take a class before you sign those checks!
God is smart enough to know we need a class. He will not give you what you can’t handle. He knows that there are things you need to learn before he blesses you.
Sure you could rush the process by playing the lottery or by marrying Mr. Wrong when you know he’s not right.
But if you don’t do what Iyanla Vanzant calls “the work” you will soon lose it all.
Anything that’s worth having is worth working for.
God knows what work you need to do in order to be ready to handle all the blessings He has for you.
Do You Really Want Something for Nothing?
If God were to give us everything we wanted when we wanted it, we would be spoiled, lazy, selfish brats who would never choose to grow into mature, loving adults who are considerate of others.
Because we wouldn’t have to behave ourselves in order to get what we want.
We would probably never pray. Never learn how to treat others. Never forgive. And never learn to appreciate what we already have.
Waiting on God to bless us encourages us to try and find out what we’re doing wrong. And in the process of finding that out, somehow we morph into humble, beautiful creatures that we no longer recognize when we look in the mirror.
Then we can look back and be thankful that God didn’t give us what we wanted before we were ready.
If you prayed according to his will for you, then He’s heard you.