Recently, I have found people who make me really think and push me to become bigger and better. One of my recent finds is Grace Favour with thoughts and words that make me think deeply. A few days ago, one particular one caught my eye…
My Beloved Child,
You are born of My Spirit, who is Truth, and reveals to you the hidden things that are being prepared either for or against you and what concerns you. You will not be ambushed, taken by surprise and attacked unawares. You will be in the right place at the right time because you knew of your divine appointment by My Spirit and were prepared for it, way in advance.
Trust My Spirit within you. Yield to Him. Lean on Him. Rely on Him wholly!
Why did it stand out? Simple! It reaffirmed a truth I already knew and gave me fuel for the journey. Let me explain.
We often find ourselves in places that seem less than ideal and leave us wondering if God has forgotten us or we walked away from Him altogether. It gets even harder when we realise that our lives are to showcase something other than we envisioned and we then struggle with the call upon our lives.
The struggle has always been that there are things I want and I believe God will bless me with if I do things the right way and do a prescribed set of actions. I thought these things I wanted were more important than the path He is leading me on because they would enable me to be a more effective for Him so I would find ways to negotiate with God using scripture to back up my position.
Delight yourself also in the Lord; And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Ps 37:4
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matt 6:33
I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Ps 34:4
I would ask Him, “have I not delighted myself in You yet You have not given me the desires of my heart, not have You given me all these things neither have you delivered me.” I would wonder what I had or hadn’t done so that He would withhold His goodness from me and allow me to wallow in the sense of loss and lack of achievement. I was so clueless about what was happening until He begun to decode if for me
In reality, I don’t have to know anyone other than God. He is the one who provides everything. He calls, trains, equips, assigns, dispatched and removes the veil. He is also the one who stops me, restrains, compels and evicts me from places that wouldn’t honour him.
The only requirement is that I lay my life down at His feet and make Him Lord over all my life.
Now this is where it at times got dicey. If I make Him Lord, it means that He has the final say about direction, impact, actions and everything else on the path. It also means that I allow Him to lead through the very thing I want to control the most which is my mind.
Total yielding has been the challenge.
Being totally yielded means that I allow Him to lead me as if I am blind and can do nothing for myself. It means I allow Him to call the shots and figure things out even as He has given me a fully functional brain. It means that I accept I know and can do nothing other than lean in and understand who He is and then live the same way. It means letting go of everything I have so far held dear for His glory.
The letting go was hard because my ego had me convinced that as long I don’t have a clear plan or set of shots from God, the I cannot move and I cannot be a good Christian. However, now I know that not the amount I know has significantly reduced since I began asking Him to take over every aspect of life and become the only choice of right and wrong. I knew that unless we talk about things with God himself and work out the plan he has for us, we will fail and fail miserably.
My call today is that we learn to lean in and trust God because there is nothing worth doing without God. Off I go to make an omelette for my father to partake and enjoy the fruits of his labour.