Winning souls? I am doing that. Living righteously? I am doing that. Paying my tithes and offerings? I am doing that. Praying every day? I am doing that. Reading and meditating on the Word? I am doing that…What is it that am not doing? Stephen asks himself. I have been living from hand to mouth ever since I graduated from the university 5 years ago. It is not easy to make money in Nigeria oh! Or must I steal before I can be comfortable or my life beautiful?
ECCLESIASTES 3: 11 – “HE HATH MADE EVERYTHING 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”.
Don’t you think that there is time for everything under the sun, just as Ecclesiastes said? Sometimes, it seems as if you have done and gotten everything right and the only question on your mind is – Why things are not still working the way you have planned them to be? It could get very frustrating as faith might begin to get lost. Depression, anger and stress will set in when expectations are shattered.
Is it wrong to have expectations? No. However, it is wrong to give up after expectations are not fulfilled. The world is bigger than we can see. God is bigger than we can imagine. His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. God looks at the bigger picture for our lives while we are only limited to our 5 senses.
At times the things we think we need and want are not the things God wants for us at such particular time. So if our prayers are in line with Gods word and we do not receive answers from God, then God is saying to us to WAIT!
The Bible admonishes us to walk by faith and not by sight. It is important to believe God and trust in Him whether or not things work as we want.
The deep things belongs unto God. When He called Abraham the father of many nations, it took a while for that prophecy to come to pass.
Do not think that God favours some people and leaves some others. He is not partial but He is faithful and just to everyone on the surface of the earth.
A wise man illustrated the blessings of God to the division of the day – Morning, Afternoon and Night. He said that for some people, their blessings come in the morning; for some others, it comes in the afternoon while for some others, it comes in the Night.
Patience is the virtue we need to live in this world and walk with God. Our blessings will therefore come in His time. The assurance we have of this is; God loves us enough to give His son for us to redeem us off our sins, blessing us and meeting our needs is not a difficult task for God to accomplish.
Be encouraged and wait on God, He makes all things beautiful in His own time.
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