Don’t forget My relationship with you is different from My relationship with others. You said that in your article ‘love relationship with God’ This was what came to my heart when I was looking at others getting better at what they were doing and I felt I wasn’t moving forward.
I’ve come to realise that how God helps others, and the way in which He helps them, is different from how He helps each and everyone of us. The way He deals with others is different from how He would deal with you and I. I’m not saying the punishment for committing certain sins would change. No. That doesn’t change. I’m saying the way God relates and builds us up is different.
In life, we tend to look at people who are doing better than us and feel dejected. We may feel discouraged to move on and doubt what God has called us to do. Trust me I’ve been there. When I see others doing the same thing I’m doing and they are getting better results than me . . . It just makes me want to throw in the towel. But then . . . I realise we all go through different stages of growth in life.
Like a dear friend was encouraging me the other day; cocoa and corn take different times to grow, but at the end of the day they still come at their own time and it doesn’t make one better than the other. They are harvested at the right time or let’s just say at God’s own time since He created them.
So also for us… God has different times for each and every one of us. He wants us to hold on to Him. He wants to keep pruning us as we are growing. It may take long. But God makes everything beautiful in His time.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (KJV), He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
I was watching Enjoying Everyday Life by Joyce Meyer and she gave an example that struck me. She spoke about how she wanted to stop smoking. She had been smoking since the age of nine. Her husband was also a smoker, but then he said he would stop smoking when God gave him the desire to. One morning he woke up and didn’t feel the urge to smoke. But for Joyce, it took longer than that.
She asked God why hers was different and why couldn’t she get the same instant miracle as her husband. She said she knew the answer now … that if she hadn’t gone through that suffering she wouldn’t have been able to feel what others feel and speak to them.
You know what? God knows what He’s doing! To doubt Him is to doubt His awesomeness and wisdom. You and I may not be making it due to our own laziness or cause of past sins we have failed to repent of that’s hindering us from moving forward. Whatever the case may be . . . Let’s talk to God, hear from Him and follow His leading.
So I don’t know what you are going through… but I believe God is still with you (especially if He called you to it) .
Have a great day guys!
Bible Quote for the Day:
Psalms 33:20 (KJV) Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. 33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 33:22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
* Christmas is a week from today…yaay!
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