God’s will is much spoken about as it should be and plenty of us including those who feature in God’s Word have managed to make a mess of it at some point in time. Disobedience seems to be the root of not allowing God to fulfil His will or purpose in our lives, but we are incredibly thankful to God for His grace and mercy because as we regularly divert from His route, He has already found a way back to His plan and purpose. Many never get back to the road because they find the path too difficult or they struggle with obedience, then there are others who God carves a new course out for which is an amazing example of God’s tender love for His creation. So why do so many live unfulfilled lives?
The simple answer is that believers tend to see God as a genie or a grandfather in the sky. That’s why the atheists are busy laughing and calling God a fairy but if we were busy seeing God for who He is (No man has ever seen Him) then there is a chance that we will see the genuine fulfilment of His will on earth. Below I look at what believers do:
Expect monthly handouts – Like the UN World Food Programme
Expecting instant miracles – Like Maggi Noodles
Expecting blessings to land on their laps – Like babies needing their daily feed
God can do any of the above but they are extremely rare, and they aren’t ever part of a daily lifestyle that we should be living in Christ because I never saw the disciples live like it. Below I look at what disciples do:
They hear God – Relationship
They are obedient to God – Purpose and Desire
They are guided by His Word – He becomes a light to our feet
They overcome expected challenges on the road marked out – Understand spiritual warfare
This is how you can do the will of the Father, and if you want that tight, family-like relationship with God, then you must live like this all the time. Jesus told us in His Word that whoever does the will of The Father is a family member to Him. Your path isn’t meant to be easy, and there rarely is a free ride but if you want to expect then expect the impossible God’s way. God won’t move outside His Word so if you’re expectation isn’t found in His Word then you will never be able to see His will let alone fulfil it.
The blind lead the blind, and it is now time to open your eyes.
Change is the most difficult condition that a human grows through, and that is because it challenges your comfort zones. Yes that’s right we all have comfort zones and the majority of them are formed in the image of the world we live in. Carrying on from my last post which you can find here if you missed it. I realised through my life of failure that I needed a genuine change in my life. Depressive and negative attitudes that became an important part of my life had also drawn me to a positive situation. In short I couldn’t do this life on my own!
Around 2001 around 15-20 people in my family had converted to Christianity and I found this incredibly strange and very uncomfortable, yet I saw the positive impact it had in their lives, but I was cool with what I was doing. You know the life of sin is very comfortable until I found out it really isn’t. My life had spiralled out of control, and it got to the point where I had to leave the country (UK) for my own safety as I rubbed shoulders with the wrong crowd. Between 2000-2002 God had been speaking to me through my family, His Word, and I was ignorant because I didn’t want to deal with change. Everything God spoke in those two years came true, and I couldn’t deny Him anymore.
Just before I had left the UK to flee for safety, I had made a commitment to Christ and had converted to Christianity despite being so against it, but yet I could not deny Jesus was chasing me through His Word. It was only then the Exodus from my life of sin began, and I have experienced that cleansing power of Christ on a day to day basis which has been ongoing until today. So what has changed since 2002?
No more drugs
No more sex (I am single as I write this)
I finished my degree
Global Ministry (I have overseen around 50 churches in Africa)
This change took hard work, and I couldn’t have done it but for Jesus, His Word, His Presence, His Love and His Passion but ultimately it was me who took that choice to activate those things in my life. I can tell you now that change never ends, but we all need that foundational truth in God which brings stability.
Change is healthy, and it has brought me freedom, and that hasn’t altered despite holding key leadership positions in the last 15 years. Abundant life means constant change!
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