Someone I don’t know posted a comment to this blog (faith + Hope + Love) basically telling me to give up on God’s promises and His words. Here is my reply.
This person wrote “The key I believe is to listen, not just with our ears, or see with our eyes, but rather listen to our lives” by which he means circumstances.
May I caution you (dear reader) to NOT pay attention to circumstances. People can control the circumstances around you, and if you listen to those people then you will end up doing what they want… which is for you to give up on God’s words. So my caution is this… don’t listen to circumstances. The bible is clear… we do not walk by SIGHT, we walk by FAITH.
We live by faith, not by sight – 2 Cor 5:7
If God has spoken, then that is the end of it.
Please hear my caution. If God speaks, then you must hold onto what He says, and don’t let your sight interfere.
If you won’t listen to my words, then listen to the countless stories of the bible, where God makes a promise and then it seems all of the world tries to prevent that thing from happening. Joseph’s brothers threw him in a pit and sold him to the Egyptians. If Joseph had looked at his circumstances in jail in Egypt then he may have chosen to believe God’s words won’t come to pass.
Let’s take another example… one day you might be married, and if things go badly for your marriage, will you stick to your promise and covenant and the blessings and promises of God over your marriage? Or will you pay attention to the circumstances and leave your marriage?
What if God gives you and your wife a promise? If things go badly – as they surely will – and the promise looks impossible, will you abandon your calling? Jesus Christ said it plainly, anyone who puts their hand to the plough and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God. It takes strength and courage and tenacity
Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:62.
We have a high calling and it requires us to be faithful to what God said. The bible says His words never return to Him void. The bible says that He is unchanging, the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. I suppose the key question is… DID He speak? And what did He say? And if He did speak, you can be sure the enemy is mobilising his resources to ensure God’s words do not come to pass.
If one day He says something to you, hold onto it. And always remember… the bible is chock full of promises that apply to all believers. So if you think God has not spoken, you need to read your bible, because He has spoken through His Son Jesus Christ.
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Joshua 24:15 – As For Me And My House We Will Serve the Lord
Neither I, nor my future wife, nor our kids will pay attention to circumstances. We will pay attention to what God has said.