Friday, 7 December 2018

God is in Control.




This title is SO cliché but today,  I began learning the depth of it all. (I try not to blog out of compulsion but out of a demand from my Spirit. For the whole month of November, nothing was on my heart to share, and so I didn't. This morning, I didn't wake up with intentions to post at all as my day is looking booked and busy already, but as I was doing my devotions I felt a strong impression. So strong that I wanted to pause my devotions and write this post, but fueling myself first will always be a priority for me than posting). 

Psalm 139:16 "You saw me before I was born, every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed."

Think about it, before you were born, every day of your life was planned out by God. He saw today--and even knows how tonight is set up. No day is surprising to God. A day comes full of the capacity for many emotions. You may have woken up with a burst of energy, but one text message, or phone call, or post can zap your strength. To you, it's a spin of events in your day but to God, He knew it all. So it makes me understand that if God already knew about all my daily events, there should be a peace and a rest that covers me in these moments of worry and frustration. I should rest easy knowing that God foresaw it all and if He isn't shook--and didn't prevent it from happening, what should my issue be?

From conception, God is in control (and that's why an embryo is a whole living baby. Forget what society tries to tell us). There is so much that Satan aka the accuser has stolen from our every day life because we get so pressed under the weight that comes with our daily living. However, with revelation comes restoration. When your eyes are open to a thing, the mystery that formerly existed is taken away. Your plans, thoughts, anxieties, fears and uncertainties should all be dropped. Leave them in the foresight and protection of God. We were not designed to carry worry and that's why we literally feel a weight on us when we immerse ourselves in these vices. 

Your plans may not always go as you put them on paper, but before you even began planning, God already knew that they wouldn't go as you intended. So this knowledge has equipped me to pass every test that comes my way. If God allowed it to come to me, then it's a test that I must pass (in my attitude, emotions, actions, and thoughts) when the reality catches up with me. He is Sovereign-having supreme authority or power. As much as I want to be in control, God is ultimately with the power. There is peace that comes with this understanding. When next you want to say, "I cannot kill myself!" let your understanding be that you can't kill yourself because God is the Sovereign One, and there is only so much you can do in the limitations of your humanity.

Take every area where your logic tells you the situation is impossible, acknowledge that you cannot overcome by sheer willpower, and ask the Holy Spirit to help you. "Don't despise the day of small beginnings." Don't underestimate accomplishments that seem minor to you. God's kingdom starts small and grows into something big. I was comforted this morning when I read that, "Small numbers make not difference to God. There is nothing small if God is in it. Everything big has to start small." The comfort I got from this...I can't even express it. So often I find that I measure the success of a thing by its number rather than its impact and quality. I am learning that my physical eyes may not find pleasure in what is, but I must rest in the purpose and promises of God's Word. Nothing in my hand will suffer or die because I choose to minimize it. 

God reigns and is in charge of my events and biddings. As long as He is in a thing, growth will come. "For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little..."-Isaiah 28:10

I am NOT in control of anything-God is.
I DON'T know if all. God does.
I CAN'T see beyond the here and now. God can. 
I am NOT all powerful. God is.
I DON'T know what I need. God does.

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.-2 Corinthians 12:9-10

"I can rest in the fact that God is in control. Which means that I can face things that are out of my control, and not act out of control."

When I believe, God works. So, I choose to believe God over what my eyes can see. I choose to trust His word over my reality. I choose to exalt God's promises over all that concerns me. I choose to believe that God's got me.

I love you. I mean it.
Favor.
xx