It is my pleasure to be here, sharing with you one of the things I believe our Father wants you to hear this season. Before we proceed, I would like to remind you that you matter to God and He is "crazy" about you. So much so, He knows each strand of your hair and you worth much more than a flock of sparrow (Matthew 10:31, Luke 12:7). What a privilege! Take time to meditate on that, He is such a loving Father.
Let's dive right in:
On a beautiful evening, I was in my room searching and writing Scriptures concerning my boys when my older son walked in and insisted on having a paper and scissors.
To do what, I asked? He responded in many words but clearly I understood that he wanted to cut it into shapes, particularly Circle, Triangle and Square shapes. I obliged him and gave him what he asked for with the hope that, that would keep him busy while I do my thing.
Few minutes into doing what he thought he could do, he would not just let me be. Then he came to me and said something in the lines of "I should help him cut the shapes". For both our sakes, I dropped all I was writing and moved closer to help him as he had requested but to my surprise, he would not let me. Like how?! You made me leave what I was doing with the impression that you needed help and now, I am here, you would not let me help? This got me furious.
I tried to let him see reasons that I could help him (as he must have thought) but he was not having any of my talk. Meanwhile, with each attempt I made to return to my writing, he would cry and throw tantrums.
Not too long, I got even more frustrated as I got the message that he wanted me to just "hang" around him not doing anything while he tries to figure it out. He liked the idea of asking for my help but he did not want me to get involved. He was okay with leaning on his own understanding and not trusting that I could actually give that help he had asked for.
Immediately, I heard in my spirit that this is the situation of some Christians. Seeking (crying) for God's help yet leaning in our own understanding. We like the idea that we can ask God to help but we do not really want to surrender.
Unfortunately Sis, you cannot lean on your understanding and trust Him for help. No! You cannot be asking for His help yet want to call the shots on where, what and how He can help with.
With God, it is all or nothing.
I hope this post encourages you to "Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make." - Proverbs 3:5 TPT
By the way, this son of mine is 2years, 5months old 🤗
Loads of love,