Realizations of a Growing Christian

To simply say, “I’ve grown up in the church” would be a massive understatement lol. Sunday Service, Wednesday Bible Study and Friday Night Prayer Service had become fixtures in my weekly agenda. Through attending countless services, I’ve heard many church leaders say “Christians aren’t immune to problems. In fact, it is when you choose to give your life to Christ that the Devil tries his hardest.” Okay, got it.

I had assumed that problems, trials, and difficulty would come. What I wasn’t expecting was that I would pray and things still wouldn’t go my way. It’s crazy to look and see how I really thought I was God. Moyo prays and thus it shall be. I had never even stopped to factor in that God didn’t need my help to do His job. He had and always will have the final say, whether we like it or not.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 -Isaiah 55:9

So what was my realization? “If *insert selfish prayer point here* doesn’t happen, GOD IS STILL GOD.” And mannnn, what a tough pill that was to swallow. Why does something so seemingly simple take many believers such a long time to understand? Christ already did all He ever had to do for us on the cross. He NEVER owed us anything so even Him paying for our sins is a gift.

We may not be where we want to be or have all the things we wish to have in this life, but the amazing thing is God is still God. We may not have made the grade we wanted to in a particular class but He is still God. To be quite frank, there are situations in which God will NOT give us what we want. Instead, we get what we need to be successful in a particular season of our lives. He knows the end from the beginning and He has already planned accordingly. 

"...and if not, He is still God."

As I began to change my mindset, I can honestly say that it became much easier to give God praise even in the midst of unfavorable circumstances. I no longer worry about what will happen because I know that ultimately, He has my best interest at heart. Make a conscious effort to let God do His thing.. after all, His ways are not our ways. He's got it.