09. September 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T BE ADAMANT ABOUT YOUR WAYS · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Spiritual Growth, Trusting God

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts higher than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9 AMP).

Beloved, recently I was listening to someone say that when it comes to God, we should not be adamant about our own way ‎or we might just get it our way.

Hmmm… to be adamant means to put yourself in a position where you refuse to be persuaded or to change your mind about what you want. However, when your mind is set on having it your own way, you could be short-changing yourself because the Lord has made it clear to us in our feature text that His thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are our ways His ways. His thoughts and ways are higher than ours. The Message translation put it this way… “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.

This means that when you present the Lord with something you have been desiring; something you think is really good but then He turns around and says ‘NO’ that’s not it, you should be able to trust Him and let it go. However, if you are adamant and keep insisting that you want to have it your way, He may just let you have it your way but you would soon find out that you have short-changed yourself or downgraded.

Beloved, it takes a spiritually mature mind to know and accept that when God says ‘NO’ to something that you feel is that good and have rated very high in your own eyes, rather than sulk, you ought to rejoice because when God says ‘NO’ to something, it simply means ‎He has something better in stock for you.

The Bible says… Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all… (Proverbs 3:5-7 MSG)

The Amplified Bible says… Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Do not be wise in your own eyes…

Being adamant about your own way may be the obstacle that is blocking your way or should I say blocking God’s way. However, our prayer should always be… ‘Our Father, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9-10 AMP)

Beloved, that’s when you begin to experience the best of God. DON’T BE ADAMANT ABOUT YOUR WAYS.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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