I am so tired of people asking me why I am the way I.
What do you mean?
Remember the first day when you asked me why I am so particular?
Yes! Even though I don’t want to accept I asked you that.
Well, everyone asks me those kinds of questions.
Is that so bad?
At times I get tired of answering them
Just think about why you are getting worked up being asked why you are so different.
Do I have to have a reason?
Not really, but I am sure that there is a reason why you don’t like being asked.
I don’t know
That’s not true
So you are now in my mind and know what I am thinking?
Nope! I just sense you know the truth and you aren’t willing to face it.
What do you mean?
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are redeemed. You are appointed. You are delivered. You are changed. So because of this and so much more you are different from others and you will attract attention and you will be asked why you are all these things.
So, when someone asks you a question like why are you different? What answer do you give? Do you cook something in your head about where you have been in this life and the things you have gone through or do you just accept that it is your Heavenly Father and then share the things HE has taught you?
What do you mean?
You are a product of the things you have been through in life right?
Which things changed you the most and which do you talk about the most?
Are those truly the most life changing?
Ok…to be honest they aren’t the most life changing.
What is the most significant thing in your life?
The day I met God and begun walking with Him?
So that is why you are different.
How can I be so different and there are so many others around me who walk in his ways?
It is all dependant on how yielded we all are to Him.
Are you saying that some of us are more yielded than others?
That isn’t ours to judge.
How and you are the one who has brought it up?
Let me put it another way.
Have you done everything you have agreed with God to do?
Well, most of the stuff.
Why not all?
Some of the things are crazy.
But He is God and can help you do all those things.
So go ahead and do them then when they are done, ask Him for the next instruction. You need to be so busy walking with Him and following instructions that you don’t have enough time to sit and wonder what is wrong with people and how they are walking. He will raise people for you to walk with either physically or in prayer and when you are done walk on and do the next thing with Him.
So you are saying I should ignore people around me?
Not at all. I am saying that you need to focus on the things God has brought to mind.
What if someone brings something to my attention?
Pass it by your filter of God and he will show you the level of importance you need to give it if at all.
Are there things people will bring to me that I shouldn’t focus on?
How do I deal with that?
The same you do everything else…ask God then do what he says.
Are you saying that even at work that should be the way I do things?
Absolutely! Everything has a level of importance and it should be accorded the right level. God will work out what you need to do when you involve Him and everyone will understand the time taken.
You mean He can shield me from my supervisor?
Only if you are working on His schedule and plan.
So you want me to ask Him even about my work and life and only do what He says to do so that I can be successful in everything?
No! I challenge you to put God in the centre and see how he makes all things work our for your good no matter what it looks like to others.
You mean His good may not look good to others?
That is possible depending on your definition of good.
When you understand that good in God’s plan can be something man may think is bad. If He knows that a certain challenge will move you to the place he needs you for the next assignment he will bring that challenge.
When you understand that His plan is good, you begin to ask different questions. Instead of why, you would probably ask what is your purpose here? How can I glorify you here? How do we walk this road? Will you please hold my hand and guide me here? Am I walking as you desire of me?
Is that really possible?
Yes it is. It is a position we learn to take and believe and understand that God is faithful.
That is a hard one….i need to think about it
Are there things in life that aren’t making sense about God? Ask Him! His answer may not be the one you want but He is right beside you.