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God said go. And I went. And nothing happened. I’m confused and questioning if I thought I heard Him but maybe I didn’t. Which is making me question other things I thought I heard Him on.
Yup, I can relate to this because I remember praying and thinking I heard God say go for it, so I went, but looking back now, I can always say it happened for a reason. You may not know the reason now, but later on He will help you make sense of it all, so long as you keep seeking Him. Don’t get caught up trying to figure out what that reason is now. His thoughts are higher than yours (Isaiah 55:8-9). If you stop seeking Him, everything that happened in the past will just confuse you. And confusion comes from Satan, never from God (1 Corinthians 14:33) don’t forget. If you are ever confused, take it as an opportunity to go back to Jesus and repent of your confusion, ask for clarity, and most importantly ask to have the qualities of Jesus. Maybe you didn’t hear from God, but nevertheless, nothing you did got you off track His perfect plan. To my knowledge, you want to please Him, and as you mature in faith doing what you can to please Him, if you cling to God’s truths and His promises (by reading your Bible and memorizing verses as well as listening to the Gospel, they will become your positive affirmations). Your true confidence is found in identifying yourself with Christ, and just like with anything, it takes practice doing that, which is perfectly all in God’s will because He calls for us to discipline ourselves as we strive to transform our minds.
As I look back at a specific time in my life when I thought God said “Go” and eventually it didn’t work out, I believe the experience was there anyway to teach me to get better at hearing His still voice. I used to be the type of person that thought I knew everything about faith and spirituality and I shared my wisdom and showed humility but the humility part was not consistent. So it was humility that God really wanted me to learn. My lesson was and still is, that I must rely on God’s confidence, not on my own. Hearing the LORD takes a lot of humility, which is something I am going to work on for the rest of my life, and I know He meant for it to be that way. So in a way my human pride is a blessing in disguise and it’s only a blessing in disguise because I’ve learned to look at it from a whole new perspective. Outside of this perspective, I would not know how the LORD can even turn my sorrows into joy. I am praying for God to continue presenting you opportunities to ask Jesus into your heart again because Christianity is not Christianity without daily renewal, and I’m going to pray that your strength and faith be firmly planted in Him again, always praying in His will because the Word of God will not return void. He is humbling you and it’s all in His perfect will. Learn to embrace it because His perfect will will not fail you (Deuteronomy 32:4). He will bless you for your faith! Of this I am sure. 🙂
- Watch my video series on confidence, where I talk about doubt and confusion. This is my most recent upload…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMiXuwXomZQ
Isaiah 55:11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
Jeremiah 17:7-10 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. ”The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)