Today I want to introduce Alex to you. I have know his family for a long time but about a year ago I got to know Alex and his wife personally. They are a couple who portray Jesus and His bride. Alex has so much love and grace for people and is gifted in many areas. I am so excited to see what the Lord will do in his future. Thank you for contributing to my blog Alex, and welcome.
“Come to me , all who labor and are heavy laden, and i will give you rest” Matthew 11:28
I was asked to write this in a difficult period in my life & I jumped at the opportunity because I have been so busy trying to bring a new business venture to fruition that I feel I have neglected the important things in life which is Christ. When the nostalgia wore off on the opportunity, the voice in my head told me that I’ve made a terrible mistake. When are you going to find time to sit down & write a blog? You have enough in your life, now this? The pressure built & i almost gave up, but God is faithful. So here we go.
Its been almost 10yrs since I first encountered the living God & went into a relationship with Jesus. The road has not been easy I’m first to say but He has been faithful from the beginning to this day I’m writing this. Since I became a christian I’ve always heard people say that the best place to be is in God’s will. I had a difficulty comprehending that saying. What did it mean to be in Gods will? How can I stay there? Is it even possible to be in His will? Am I in His will? I constantly fought with this saying and sad to say put it to the side in most of my christian life because it was confusing to me & frustrated me. It was the easy thing to do. The enemy wants to confuse and frustrate you and me so that we step away from finding an answer. The bible says “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7. He is the master of confusion & chaos so that you forget who you are & what your inheritance is. I found myself in that exact state & even though the truth is in me, its so close, he distorts it so you don’t see it. He distorts it by making your life seem invaluable, bland, busy, chaotic, lonely, & dark. I know that many people find themselves in this state because I believe that this is one of the many attacks that the devil is using in todays modern age of technology where we are all connected but in truth disconnected. We find ourselves feeling lost like we are living someone else’s life.
It is crucial that we understand what it means to be in Gods will. I believe that it is the best place to be and that most of us are in it but we can’t see it due to the distortion in our lives. I found this out recently when some friends came over and we went into a conversation about a difficulty in their lives that everyone was beating them up on. I found myself speaking words of encouragement that were not mine and they were flowing freely with love and no judgement. I felt compassion & love for them as if Jesus was in the room speaking those words to them and i realized i was in Gods will at that exact moment in my life. To be honest with you I really didn’t want to have guests over (the distortion speaking in me). I wanted to be in my comfort zone at home relaxing with no one bothering me but we must leave our comfort zone. We have to put ourselves in unwanted situations because we don’t battle against flesh & blood but against principalities of darkness (Eph. 6:12). Its more than just us, there are greater things at work that are trying to persuade us in a direction. To be in Gods will is quite simple, speak life to people that you see as if Jesus was speaking to them. Do good works as if Jesus was doing them. Put yourself in an awkward situation with great expectations & watch a testimony or miracle occur. Go out of your comfort zone and what todays culture defines as normal.
Today I still feel broken & distorted from focusing on the wrong things in my life but i have tasted and seen that the Lord is good and that He is faithful and He will lead me through this dry portion of my life to something better and bigger and I am not afraid.
“The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:18