Idolizing the Promise

by | Jul 23, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

HEY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!!

I hope you all have been absolutely amazing despite this pandemic, cause CHILE WHEW all the information, fearmongering and decisions to make regarding remote schooling, jobs, resources FEELS like a lot!

I want to encourage you all to just take a step back and weigh your pros and cons, listen to the voice of God, and just make a decision. 

On Monday I did a Live that I was less than enthused about (facepalm), I should have deleted it but the reality is that real life looks like that.

 Trusting GOD without knowing the next steps but holding on to a promise given LOOKS and feels like that sometimes. Obedience is still necessary, your circumstances don’t change God’s stance on what He requires of us when He wills to do tremendous things in our lives. 

1 Cor 2:9

But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Sometimes it’s so easy to get thrown off track when God is doing something new because that place that your treading through feels UNCOMFORTABLE. You don’t know what to expect, the testing feels hard. Every time you feel like you’re making headway something comes along and pushes you back. It’s like COME ON, is all of this necessary God?

Short answer. 

It is.

James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces [a]patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be [b]perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

Before you come into the fullness of some of God’s promises He often will prepare you to step into that place making sure you are equipped to maintain and steward what He’s entrusting you with well. A perfect example of this is in the book of Genesis. So check it, Abraham and his wife Sarah desired a child but she was barren. God gave him the promise of a son. YEARS passed(approximately 25 years) but they were old! 

God was so serious, remember He doesn’t and CANNOT lie.

Sarah and Abraham did try to take the matter into their own hands to make it happen by bringing in a third party. He did have a son by Hagar but God was like Nah fam, that’s not the kid I promised. After that foolish move, it would be another 14 years before their promised son would actually be born. Abraham’s faith was tested even further when God told him to sacrifice his son. Without hesitation, Abraham went to do what God asked of him. He was confident though. Regardless of what he would have to do, He had faith in God that regardless he would return with his son! Abraham got to the point where he was just about to kill him and God stopped him. Now, this probably sounds crazy but God was testing his faithfulness.

Would Abraham have more faith in the promise vs keeping his focus and hope in God?

We know from reading the text that He doesn’t, but how many of us can say that our hope will remain in God as we begin to walk in the promise?

What has God promised you that you are waiting for?

What promise or promises are you currently walking in?

Most importantly what is your faith in?

What is your hope in?

 

If Abraham would have lost what he treasured the most, would he have still been solid?

Would you still be solid?

Exodus 20:3

3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.

 

Anything that takes up your time, attention, the absolute focus of your life becomes your god. It becomes your idol. Sometimes we don’t even realize that the things that are common to our lives: marriages, children, jobs, money, social media, food take our focus and devotion away from God. We get caught up and consumed in the things that we’ve made a priority. 

What has been your priority and focus lately?

Sometimes we’re fully aware of a disconnect but we may not be able to pinpoint where it occurs in our lives. 

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