Lord what am I not doing?
It’s not what you are not doing, actually it’s what you are doing! If you desire to be closer to Jesus, higher and totally sold out for God, it is going to cost you something. It will cost you picking up your cross and DAILY denying your flesh. There will be obstacles, tests, and walls you will have to break through. You will have to endure and press forth. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. Every sacrifice, every tear, everything loss, it will be worth it. It’s worth it, for someone who died for your sins. Jesus died on the cross so that you and I may have access to eternal life. He died so that after we have finished our life here on earth; this roller coaster life, full of ups and downs, we can have a chance of life with God.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 KJV
My question is how bad do you want it?
One morning I woke up and just sat in bed looking at the time. I kept hitting the snooze button, (yes I’m that person that hits the snooze button until the last-minute lol). I thought how time is moving quickly and about the things I needed to do. I questioned God, “God what am I not doing? Why does it feel as if I am not progressing or seeing any real-time changes? Why does it feel like things are getting worst?”
I started to feel unqualified and doubted whether or not God really told me I was going to do “this” and “that” and that such and such was going to happen. I started thinking well maybe it was just me because like I said, I really wasn’t seeing how it could be done. Everywhere I looked, everyone and their mama was elevating or growing in my eyes. Everyone was getting their breakthrough, and here I am feeling like I’m doing a routine (work, church and repeat, nothing new). I was like “what am I not doing”, I’m praying, I’m letting go of things, I’m doing all these things I believe God has asked of me. Yet, it just felt like so much was against me and everything was moving slow. Then two scriptures came to mind:
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Galatians 3:3 KJV
Whatever God started, whatever He laid on your heart, whatever it is, God WILL bring it to pass. We tend to take what God tells us and make it happen our way and our time. Sometimes God will show you something to test your faith; it may not happen for a while, however we have to trust God. We also tend to try to break things off in the spiritual realm through are flesh, but we don’t fight in the flesh, it’s a spiritual war going on!
I remember God showing me that it is HE who will finish what He started, but I have a vital role to play. My attitude needed changing. My perspective needed altering. My mindset on certain areas in my life still needed to be renewed. I can’t use old solutions I’ve used in the past for new problems. I can’t run backwards when I get uncomfortable or run ahead when I get impatient with God’s timing. I needed to renew my mind through God’s Word and remember that God is in control, remember His promises. God has not forgotten about me. God hasn’t forgotten about you!
Just because you’re having a bad day or week, or even month, it doesn’t mean you are in sin, Job in the bible is the perfect example. (Look it up and read up on his story). Also it’s not always what you’re not doing, it’s actually what you are doing. Being faithful, keeping hope, and seeking more of God, will create opposition from the devil. He doesn’t want you to win, satan wants to keep you bound and down. You will face discomfort, but that’s why having God as your foundation is important. Maybe God has to put you through some more tests to test your foundation and show you who or what really is your foundation.
So again my question is how bad do you want God? Will you endure the process, persevere and press through to Jesus? There is something on the other side of your sacrifice to keeping moving forward even when it feels as if nothing is happening. It may not look like it in the natural but in the spiritual realm, a lot is happening. Walls are breaking, divine connections are aligning together, soul ties are breaking, deliverance is happening, and God is working. So my encouragement and advice is to keep moving forward, keep doing what you are doing and ask God to change your attitude and perspective and to give you understanding for this season you are in. Normally when you realize you’ve been in a season for too long, that’s when God is about to make a move, so pass the test and don’t give up!