GOD, WHY?

Happy Friday ya’ll

Have you ever asked God, why?

Why me?

Why the delay?

Why this pain or shame?

Why the wait?

What am I doing wrong? What’s causing these Whys’

These were some of the questions I caught myself asking God this week 

I was expecting God to say Ife, you are doing nothing wrong. I am just gauging your faith.

Instead, the holy spirit chastised me and laid out ALL THE THINGS I WAS DOING WRONG 

You don’t pray enough – I asked how? He said “your prays are oftentimes lukewarm”; “your prayers sometimes are so short that you don’t give time for me to even hear you”

You  don’t fast consistently – What do you mean, i asked? He said, “you always go back on your promise, asking to change the time you will fast till (instead of day fast as promised…you ask to change to 3pm or 6pm)”

You don’t evangelize as required – I answered, “but God i am using this blog as a means for evangelizing”. The holy spirit said “Does God bless you only through one medium? i said no – he then said  you’ve to evangelize via different mediums”

You don’t praise him enough – I didn’t question that because i knew it was true.

Your kindness are not always genuine – I was hurt by this but I thought about it . I found out that i choose who  I am kind to – God doesn’t choose who he is kind to. Therefore, I should be genuinely compassionate to EVERYONE!

After hearing all of my short comings, I began to realize that I am not reaping as I should because I am not sowing (properly in some areas) –  Galatians 6:7 – “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”

I have to pray EARNESTLY, so i can reap the answers (TESTIMONIES) – Matthew 7:7 

I have to fast STEADFASTLY so i can have dominion over fleshy desires – Romans 6:14

I have to evangelize BOUNTIFULLY, so God is pleased with me – Luke 15:7

I have to be kind GENUINELY because God is LOVE and KIND – Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Take home Lesson – After hearing back from God, I stopped asking WHY ME LORD? I started asking God, give me GRACE and STRENGTH to seek “…. first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33

Lets stop asking WHY me LORD and focus on COMPLETE SUBMISSION [WHY NOT ME LORD]

Have a blessed weekend

Ife

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