Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Winsome Wednesday - Wrongly directed Anger!

Last week I was SO ANGRY!  And if you asked me why I would not have been able to tell you!  I was biting people's heads off and that anger was instant and harsh!  I did not like myself AT ALL!  I even threw my phone.  I don't normally throw things in anger (maybe 4 times in my whole life), I've slammed a few doors..... But I dislike being angry.  Especially if I don't know why I'm angry.

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!

BUT

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.

Thank you for linking up here and putting up with my haphazard blogs of late.  :)  You bless me big!
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.

God bless
Tracy

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10 comments:

  1. Oh, Tracy! You will NEVER know how much I needed to read this tonight! Boy, did it open my eyes! I know it is no consolation to think that what you have been through is benefiting someone else, but God surely used your trial to help me to see that this is exactly what I have been doing. God worked out some wonderful things for us over the past few weeks, and because of trials and afflictions since then, I have allowed the cruel enemy to rob my joy of what God has done for us! I definitely need to readjust my perspective, and redirect it back to GOD and the good that He has accomplished, in spite of all we are going through. I can't thank you enough for sharing your heart and writing this post. God used you in a mighty way to help me tonight! May He richly bless you for your obedience. :)

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  2. Hi Cheryl, I am truly grateful that something I have written has encouraged you. Sometimes its hard to keep focus on the Lord. But what rewards we have in store when we do.
    God bless

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  3. Keeping focused on Him, Tracy! Praying our vision is like a laser focusing on him!

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    1. Hi Maryleigh! yes, absolute and direct focus. Its the only way to not let other stuff get in the way. Praying for you my friend
      God bless

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  4. Those distractions to detour our thinking and keep us from seeing the big picture. Praising God with you for the way He answered you big, and also for the 'aha' moment, which is an even bigger answer to maybe an unspoken prayer, that will benefit you more than the sale of your house ever could. I am so thankful for those little things that usher in a gratefulness that no thief can ever steal. :) ( Luke 10:19)
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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    1. Hi Dawn, yes, the sale of the house was big, awesome, miraculous. But you are so right, the aha moment is in fact bigger. A realization that relates to all of life's tough stuff. God bless

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  5. Ohhhhhh my sweet friend. You will never know how much I needed this today. I have been so irritated with God lately and couldn't bring myself to admit it. The "why is this taking so long" has over taken me...The " You promised", the " I am TRUSTING" you, just do it already please" . Thank you for sharing, you have once again ministered to my heart HUGE!!! Love you!!!!!
    xoxo
    Stacey

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    1. Hi Stacey, I've just been over to your blog and you have encouraged me greatly there. Thank you friend and love you tooooooo
      God bless

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  6. I think we all can relate to this, Tracy! Good things and "bad" things often seem to come entangled within each other, and we have to tease them apart. Not always fun.

    Truth here, even though I don't always like it: "Remember too, the Lord uses these "opportunities" to strengthen and temper us, make us grow and push through, to all He has promised." Thanks for sharing this!

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  7. Your house story sounds eerily familiar, Tracy! A few years ago, we found ourselves in a similar situation...the house selling for full price, finding the perfect house for us to move into, yet it was like there were so many things blocking the finalization of everything. It was very frustrating. We made it through, though, and could not be any happier, now that that part of it is history. I can look back now and see how He truly had blessed us the whole time. Hang in there, sister! You will surely feel that, as well, in time.
    Blessings,
    Ann @ Christ in the Clouds

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