Every so often. It is really good to step back, quiet yourself, free yourself from distractions and just review. Review life, your thought processes, emotions and values. I have done just that and let me tell you, it surely was eye opening! One of the biggest revelations for me came from fasting. I’ve struggled with trust for a while now, even trusting God. During my time alone with God, he revealed to me why I have such a hard time trusting him. Subconsciously, I made God out to be just like man. What I mean by that steams from Numbers 23:19 – “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” I had blamed God for my failed relationships in particular. I was angry with him for willing me to be “alone forever”. To me God lied. When it came to relationships, I viewed God as a regular Joe Shmoe. He was God – Alpha and Omega in every other aspect of life, except for this area.
You see most humans lie, unfortunately it’s apart of our nature. We constantly change our minds especially with we are no longer satisfied with the situation or person. We make promises and “forget” or just plainly don’t plan to keep them. These are all human characteristics that we certainly did not inherit from God. These are all clear signs of the enemy. The Bible says that the devil is the father of lies in John 8:44. So why do we think that God would be the one to lie to us or to not fulfill his promises to us? How did we come to this conclusion?
Over the weekend, during Sunday service the preacher taught on the deception movement. Basically stating that the enemy has been whispering deceptions, halve truths and confusion in our ears since Adam and Eve. That he is still doing so today! This further confirmed to me the fact that we’ve grown to accept his lies even though we have the truth in our faces, which is the Word of God.
If God has truly placed a desire in our hearts for marriage, family, a business or a ministry, etc. Why then would he change his mind? Why would he not fulfill his promise? You could argue, well- maybe he changes his mind because of how we act towards him. But that would be inaccurate. God gave his only son Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice to save us from eternal damnation. This was done while we were deep in sin. So that argument doesn’t stand. Even if all the circumstances of life stack up against us getting to God’s promises- he uses them for our good Romans 8:28 .
In my revelation about seeing God through my flawed eyes. He brought me back to a few of my favorite scriptures:
Isaiah 55:11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
If God has spoken a particular thing over your life, rest assured that it will come to pass. It has too. God’s word is final.
Isaiah 43:1-4 But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.
This particular scripture strikes a cord in my heart. I always tell people to make scripture personal to them. Inserting your name smack in the middle of the Word. This one is my favorites. God specifically summoned you (insert your name), you belong to God Almighty! You are not just anybody. You are a deliberately chosen child of God! You are precious and honored to him AND God LOVES YOU! Ha! Doesn’t that just make your heart jump with joy! You have privileges to speak to your Father about anything and anyone. You can speak to any situation and because God backs you up, that situation has to get itself together!
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
I didn’t really get all of this until the Holy Spirit allowed my understanding to full grasp this verse. Specifically the fact that Jesus Christ is truth. In the armor of God (Ephesians 6) The belt of truth comes first. It’s the belt that secures everything else. Without it the rest of the armor cannot hold. The shield of faith isn’t the right size to protect you, you don’t know how to use the sword of the Word and you have no where to hold it. The helmet of salvation is there but you barely even realize its power. The shoes of peace are on but you don’t think it has any real purpose. And you can forget about the breastplate of righteousness, it won’t stay up at all without the belt of truth. Focusing on Jesus and following him, helps us to accept the will of God. Believing in and fully surrendering to all the Jesus represents and stands for allows you to trust God’s plan and timing.
Each and everyday we start the trust system all over again. God starts it off by simply waking us up. We get to make the next move of trusting him.
Love Ya to Peace,