I remember I fainted one day at home and I was rushed to the nearest church close to the house and while I lay there unconscious, I saw that I was in a very dark place and I heard a voice saying; “Go back,it’s not your time yet” continuously.
Then I regained consciousness and opened my eyes.that was God being at my disposal even though i was still in the world.
I had an easy life whereby I didn’t suffer much to get the things I needed.I just pray to God a little about a problem I am facing and then after sometime, that problem would be resolved.
I was in the world alright; I went to the night club once in a while with my friends; I had numerous boyfriends and all that but I still went to church so it wasn’t like I didn’t know who God was but I just wasn’t ready to leave everything behind (what I used to term ;the good lifestyle ) and follow Christ.
I only prayed when I needed God to do something in my life and that was a very bad habit.
The other gods which the Holy Bible speaks about that we shouldn’t worship any other gods apart from Jehovah God may not be the gods at the shrines we visit alone but anything we put before our God is our god.
Example; if I know I am supposed to read at least a chapter of the Holy Bible a day but I choose not to but instead: I am on social media posting pictures and leaving nasty comments on other people’s pictures , then my Phone has become my god because I placed it before my God.
Many at times, we realize that things used to go well for us when we’re in the world but after we become born again; things become harder and harder for us because the ways of the devil are always easy.
But God allow obstacles and challenges to befall us so that through that difficulty, we would be strengthened and know that God is still with us but it’s not by our strength; but the mighty arms of God that had delivered us.
Anytime you’re in trouble and you call unto the Lord, it’s like you telling Him: “Father Lord, I can’t go through this by my own.Please take control and let your will be done in my Life”.
I know that feeling and I understand that feeling you feel sometimes: that God is faraway.
You remember how things used to be easier when you were in the world but now you can’t even afford a three square meal a day.I understand you
I also understand how business used to move on even when you had over priced the goods and now that you’ve met Christ and has reduced it to the lowest price, people are not purchasing and you keep asking where you went wrong.
But if you’re already loosing Faith and Hope in God,lemme ask you this question :
“All those times you cheated people when you were in the world if God had asked you to pay him before He grants you salvation; would you have had the money to pay Him?”
Or if He was demanding for the souls that had perished at your account; would you have delivered them to Him?
He accepted you freely and you came freely.God never forced anyone to worship Him.we rather need Him for things to go well in our lives.And God also never promised that we were going to have an easy journey.all the obstacles and challenges in following Christ is written in the Holy Bible. He never lied to anyone. All He said was if we would be able to endure all this and put Him incharge of our lives; Then,
He will give us rain in due season and the Land shall yield her increase and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. You shall chase your enemies and they shall fall before you by the sword. I will give Peace in the Land. For I will have respect unto you and make you fruitful, and multiply you and establish my covenant with you. And I will walk among you, and will be your God ,and ye shall be my PEOPLE.
I extracted the words from the Holy book of the Lord; Leviticus 26:1-12. You can read for more insights.
Just imagine a human being you live with and sees everyday who respects you…that feeling of being important to someone and imagine the Almighty God, The Alpha and Omega, Elohim, Jehovah Nissi, Elshaddai, The I am that I am having respect unto you and telling you that, You are important to Him just imagine that feeling of power and authority in God over your enemies.
I am here to encourage you this day that don’t loose hope yet. Don’t loose Faith yet. Our God is still working on your story.He’s still working on your case and your time would come for you to shine ;just Keep praying to Him and trusting Him to deliver. Amen.