So Sunday morning I sat with a cup of tea and started putting my feelings down on paper and started to figure out why I was so angry! I was angry at God!!!! Can you believe it? What right do I have to be angry at God? Who do I think I am after all? He is the All sufficient One, the beginning and the end, the Maker of heaven and earth! Seriously? What was my problem?
My problem was that God had done an amazing thing for us. He sold our house! We wanted to sell but knew it wouldn't be easy. Its a special kind of property that would require special kind of people and they are not in abundance out there. And while mulling over this God sent buyers, for the full amount, without agents, thus no commission. And then the cherry on top....He gave us the best home for us, in a great neighbourhood, exactly what we wanted where we wanted it! We were floored, we were happy and thankful!
Everything to put these sales and purchases in place has been like chewing bricks! Walking on glass! Everything has been a delay after delay, frustration after frustration. And deep down I realized this Sunday morning I was blaming God for all that. What was the point of giving us exactly what we wanted, and then make the getting of it painful and hard and annoying? And finally it dawned on me! God wasn't doing that! He had blessed us out of our socks but the devil wanted us to lose sight of that. He wants us to be so busy being frustrated that we forget or overlook the amazing things He has done for us.
I think many times over the years I have wondered, "How come if God is in this, are things so difficult?" "If this is God's will for us, then why are things not going smoothly?" And the truth is, we do have God's favour, we are being blessed, He is leading and guiding us! But the evil one wants to take our attention off God and onto our problems and take away the power of God's grace in our lives. And also, maybe God is allowing these things to deepen our faith in Him, and to grow and mature.
So, if you are convinced you have been blessed, or God has done something amazing for you, but you now seem to be fighting an uphill battle, remember to keep focused on His promises and know that every obstacle is an opportunity to state in faith your belief in God's favour in your life. Remember too, the Lord uses these "opportunities" to strengthen and temper us, make us grow and push through, to all He has promised.
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James 1 v 12: Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive [the victor's] crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.
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