Have you ever asked God for something and when you actually got it, you felt more confused than you were even before your prayers were answered?
Oh, how nerve-wracking it can be when you get out of God’s will after you’ve asked him to work a situation out and find yourself leaning on your own understanding anyway! “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed” (James 1:6)
Then, you stop and wonder, “Is this from God, or is this a trick of the enemy to throw me off from what God really wants for me”? You question your new found situation that is probably your blessing because it doesn’t quite fit inside the box you had envisioned for yourself.
Then you think, “Is it my will that I’m pursuing? Is that why the pieces don’t quite fit together?”
All kinds of questions come to mind and it is quite the challenge to figure out!
Perhaps, in my case, I did not follow his instruction and perhaps it is not for me to figure out. Maybe I just need to “be still”, as I mentioned in a previous post and let things work themselves out.
After all, I’ve done my part. So, now I need to wait for God to complete his works in this situation. At least that is my belief. “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”(James 1:4)
Yes, decisions still have to be made, but not out of confusion or fear of the unknown. Instead, they should be made under God’s direction once it is clear what that direction is.
I say we stop backpedaling on our faith and take a stance against fear, doubt, and double-mindedness and really trust God. “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. (James 1:8)
I know that in some circumstances, it’s easier said than done, but we must try.
For, if we do not try, we can easily find ourselves in a constant disoriented state of mind when we discard peace and clarity that we get from being faithful and replace it with mindless clutter that we get from worry and confusion.
May God’s Blessings Be Upon You…