Does Self Insistence Ever Get Us His Promises?
Gaining revelation from the word of God in Psalm 106:15 at a time when I was in desperate need for an answer to find a way out of a particular life challenge was a “light bulb moment” for me. It opened my eyes to see things from God’s viewpoint. I still sometimes do get desperate seeking for an immediate answer and a way out of pressing challenges I encountered. However, through the help of the Holy Spirit, I am learning to approach each challenge with a different mindset and attitude. It takes the help of the Holy Spirit to address self insistence attitude.
While I was adamant to have it my own way, He reminded me of how self insistence cost the Israelite His blessings when they continually murmured against God for feeding them only with manna which they had come to despise. They were still craving for the “meat” they had while in slavery – (Psalm 106:15). It was the same story when they rejected God and asked for a king to rule over them like the other nations (1 Sam.8-4-22). He made me to realise that the Israelite’s’ insistence on what they wanted prevented them from discovering the best of what God intended for them, instead missing out on God’s blessings.
Through this, I have come to learn that seeking God’s perspective on issues and challenges that confronts us will help us to understand the sovereign character of God. He could use any situation or event in our lives to divinely orchestrate His plan in order to bring His purpose to pass for His glory alone.
There are certain issues that we simply cannot argue with God; He knows best. No amount of banging could get us our way with Him. One must simply rely on His good judgement.
I have learnt, and still learning to seek His perspectives on challenges I encounter. This has greatly helped me in my daily affairs; learning to trust Him. For anyone who may be having similar experience, Psalm 25:9 tells us that, “The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way”. Allow the Lord to guide and teach you.
Have you any testimony about how God has at any point dealt with you on “having way or your will”? Please share.
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