Monday, January 25, 2016

Are You Afraid of God's Will?

Many of us often utter the words “may God’s will be done” but deep in our hearts, we are trembling with fear at the possibility of what God’s will is. What if God’s will involves a 40 year sojourn in the wilderness? What if God’s will brings you that ugly husband you can’t stand to look at, not to mention be intimate with? What if God’s will tampers with every single thing you have built up until this point? 

I have observed that as human beings, we are afraid of God’s will. Joseph was shown he’ll be a leader, but he first went through slavery, prison, and all sorts of undeserved punishment before God’s will was fulfilled…. And that was during a time when people lived to be 100s of years. These days, people start praying for death by 100, so we worry God’s will might take too long and we won’t ‘arrive’ on time to be celebrated by our friends, haters and anyone else we want God to show his power to. 

I find that many people bite their tongues when they are about to pray for God’s will. What if God’s will does not put you on Bella Naija, or take you to the oval office in the White House? What if Oprah Winfrey is no longer interested in covering miraculous stories before God’s will is fulfilled. What if God’s will is in complete contradiction to all your dreams and aspirations? 

I used to be like that; I’d pray for God’s will, and then wonder in my head if I can take it. Can I really take my hands off the strings and let God play his tune? This was until I was pushed to the brink of hopelessness where there was absolutely nothing I could do with my own strength. I found myself praying for God’s will without any fear or doubt. Surely, if my ‘control freak’ ways got me into the mess I found myself, God’s will had to be way better. 

You don’t have to get to the brink of hopelessness before you accept God’s will without any fear. Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” say the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” God is not planning to humiliate you or suppress you. God’s plans are not evil. God’s plans for you are actually bigger than you could ever dream, and more fulfilling than you could ever think. God is on your side. God is rooting for you. God is your cheerleader; God is your supporter.

Don’t bite your tongue when you pray for God’s will in your life to be fulfilled. The earlier you start praying for His will for your life to manifest, the quicker your life will be rearranged to bring you peace, riches in abundance, health, and happiness. The sooner you start praying for God’s will for your life without any doubt, the quicker you will be positioned in the right places that will lead you to the fulfilment of your purpose on earth. Start praying for God’s will without any fear or doubt. Don’t let anything be a hindrance to God’s plans for your life. You may have made grand plans for your life, but your plans cannot be bigger than God’s awesomeness. Let God show off in your life with blessings uncountable and joy unspeakable. XOXO.

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