Thursday, 4 January 2018

Questions and Answers (Twenty Seven): Trusting God

Trusting God (Part One): Introduction
QUESTION: 
Sometimes it’s tough to trust after so many days of prayers and believing for something, and in the end, you didn't get answers. I really feel abandoned. I mean, you have been praying for this particular thing for years, and this is one of the basics in life. Please, sir, maybe I can get some more idea of different ways of trusting from you. ― RH (Lagos, Nigeria)

ANSWER: 
The Answer is in the Question:

Awesome questions. What are the different ways of trusting? What do you do when that which you have been praying, forever, for is not coming to pass? These are pivotal questions that have been asked by various people over the ages. The answers concocted to these have produced giants of faith, atheists, and different other colorations of religion. Our lives are the product of the questions we ask or don’t ask. 

The quality of our life is dependent on the quality of these questions. And, it sure matters the way the questions are defined (or framed). Why? Quality Questions = Quality Answers, just as much as Stupid Questions = Stupid Answers. Your question needs to be focused on the solution and not on the problem. For, energy always goes where the focus goes. Right?
"Work on being and not on having; for with what you are, you will have." — Daisy Osborne.
God's Focus is on Our Being:

Our first approach to God must always be for who He is, not what He does or what we can get from Him. (I know this goes against the Holy Grail, but we are here concerned about truth, not what is popular.) In a sense, God could care less about what we get. He is more concerned about who we become and are becoming. 

Who we become is a function of how much of God we come to know. (It is the heart of God that changes us, not His hands.) So, our trust in God must always rest on His person, not what He did or did not do. His operation and way of doing things might change, but His person will NEVER (and can NEVER) change. Hidden in who we become, or are becoming are all the treasures of life - all we ever seek or pray for. 


Things Come By Being:

Things are not meant to be pursued, but rather to be attracted by the person we become and are becoming. THAT IS GOD’S ORDER OF THINGS. The problem with us is that we try to “put the cart before the horse.” No wonder we live life with frustration. God’s order is that the vessel is prepared first. He will not give you a blessing He knows you cannot carry. 
"The most important lesson that I have learned is to trust God in every circumstance. Lots of times we go through different trials and following God's plan seems like it doesn't make any sense at all. God is always in control and he will never leave us." — Allyson Felix.
You have to show you can manage it before He places it in your hands. Otherwise, the blessing will kill you. God will not give you anything bigger than you. God will not give you a blessing that will kill you. He will wait till you are ready. Hence, the ball is in our court, not His. We need to allow ourselves to go through the process.

SCRIPTURES: Exodus 20:3; 33:19; Psalm 103:7; Deuteronomy 5:23-27; James 1:17; 2 Timothy 2:13; Matthew 6:31-33; 3 John 2; Proverbs 10:22

St. Akin de Sage.

© 2015 Akin Akinbodunse.


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