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Stop Struggling With Your Faith And Just BE
God Is In Control
As I travel on this journey of my life and endure many challenges, tests, trials, good times and bad times, ups and downs, in peace and at war, fully understanding and times totally not knowing, I've come to one conclusion by the help of the Holy Spirit and that is to stop struggling with my faith and just be whatever, however God wants me to be.
I am not in control of anything but God is in control of everything. And my job is to seek God for what He wants me to have, do, say and believe. I have a choice to do whatever He wants or not. But I'd rather do than not do because I know now that he knows what is best for me; better than I could ever know myself. And He has a plan for my life, a purpose and I want to know what that is and I want to do it. He said it's a good plan to do me good and give me an expected end. So that's much better than what I could ever come up with for myself. And this is God talking! Hey, I need to hear this, paying close attention; especially when everything I try to do either fail or turns out not to be what I had hoped for. I get tired of trying to do life all on my own. And to just end up with the same old thing year after year and look in the mirrow and SEE time is passing by. So I decided to stop struggling with my faith and just be.
Now, to stop struggling with faith and just be is not so easy to do until you understand that God doesn't want us to work but to believe only. Faith is believing! but when I take my believing and mix it with a little of self will, it weakens or kill faith and it become my will be done, not God's will be done. The devil is clever is how he mess with the mind on this one. It's so easy to slip into self will and not realize it to after I've struggled and struggled and then finally turn to God and ask why isn't this working out? And He shows me self in it. And I say thank you Lord, please help me take self out of this situation. Oh he doesn't move self, but makes me very much aware of self in the matter. FREE WILL, I can either die to my self will or stay in self will and continue to struggle. And remain unmature in the things of God.
Now, you know how hard that can be for you as an indivdual, but have you ever tried helping someone with a self will moment! I mean try to help them realize that's not the way to look at this but point out a revelation of God's word to build them up in the spirit and stop them from hurting themselves in the flesh (mindset). Really, that another hub all together. But I guess I'm feeling that right now from an experience I just had with that. It hurts trying to help someone who tells you, you think you know everything, I can't tell you nothing unless you trying to fix it or tell me, you need to do this or you need to do that. (And the "that" is to TRY to see the situation through the word of God and not your flesh or mindset). Don't get me wrong. But isn't that what we're suppose to do to help each other stay strong in the Lord? Now, I listened to the person, and I told them I understood and if I was to stay on the natural side of it, I would be hurt and overwhelmed also but if you try to look at this another way. dah da dah etc.. I felt my words slapping me back in the face and then some.
It's really mindblowing sometimes. How people get on a defense about something that they need to change but doesn't want to at the time. Really they are struggling with their faith; to believe! that's what I come to realize. It almost throwed me; feel like well I won't bother trying to help you again, keep my thoughts and word to myself, ask God to let someone tell them. But how do I know that He'll send me there again. Well one way I know is because it has happened before with other people. And secondly, I realize it for my perfecting in the fruits of the spirit and to grow in the family of God.
Wow! I almost started struggling again! but I'm cool, I got it! I'll let go and let God have his way! How about you? Anyone had any simular experiences? Please comment on this hub or write one. Keep me in your prayers. Thank you and stay blessed!..