For the last few days worry, pain, and resentment about certain circumstances have been trying to creep into my place of peace.
Why is this taking so long? Is this really for me? Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this after all… STOP! Pump the brakes! There is a time for everything. Meaning there are times of prosperity, and times for waiting. Sometimes the season of waiting can feel stagnant, feels like you’ve gone backwards, or even feels like the worst time of your life. This is all for a reason.
God works in mysterious ways, ways that are unknown. When life is going good, we tend to give credit to ourselves for working hard, earning that money, gaining those titles, getting in that relationship that wasn’t ordained by Pops in the first place, etc. Then, when it goes bad..we turn to God; not out of repentance, but to place the blame on Him. So He humbles us and places us in these trying seasons to bring us closer to Him. To make us grateful for the bad times to be able to shout praises to Him – and only Him – during the good.
“Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what He has made crooked? Enjoy prosperity while you can, but then when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in life.” Ecclesiastes 7:13-14
Has there been a moment in your life where you did not give God the praise He deserved? Better yet, When something went wrong, did you blame God? Not out right say that it was His fault, but bombarded Him with… “How could You let this happen?” “Why is this happening to me?” “What did I do to deserve this?” “Why have you left me?”
Believe it our not these are ways of placing blame on Pops, instead of shining light on YOUR faults, and accepting the circumstance. Instead, ask God for His forgiveness, and to show you the error of your ways, then repent. All you have to do is go to Him. He is waiting with open arms to tell you, it’s going to be okay, and its all apart of His beautiful plan. You just have to be willing to lay down your feelings and accept His will. Are you willing?