Thursday, March 1, 2012

Faith vs. Flesh

When does faith get to the point that we trust God for the no's in our life and the things we perceive as the, why me God, attitudes?

We will never get there by allowing our flesh to over rule our faith.  We must realize God is still God; in sickness and in health, in rich or poor times, in good times and bad times, and even in the yes's and the no's.  When we submit our will to, "Lord, your will be done," and trust that if we pray for open and closed doors, and the the doors are closed door, there is a reason.  While it might be disappointing we still have to trust God's will is better than ours.

When we allow ourselves to get caught up in the sin of, I deserve this! why isn't God listening to me? kind of attitude, we need to recognize this is arrogance and pride.  We deserve nothing, especially if we are deliberating making choices that do not honor God. Until we can honestly get to the place in our heart that God is God (and we are not) and He is centered over our life, it will be a constant roller coaster ride. We must choose to be repentant and willingly take steps to walk in faith and obedience.  Surrounding our self with choices and people who represent truth, honor, and integrity. While this does not guarantee a stress free, money problem free, never sad or disappointed life, it does guarantee that God will always be with us and His will is perfect.

God's purpose, commandments, and ways are the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  He has not changed.  Sometimes we have seasons in our life when sin begins to creep in and before you know it, it will over take you and you find yourself in a bitter angry place, blaming God for your choices and consequences.

God desires a relationship with us.  He is not a genie in a bottle to bring about our every wish and command. We are not promised a perfect life.  If you are struggling in the area of doubt, anger or bitterness towards God, the situation you may be in has more than likely been a slow burn of choices and behaviors on your part.  Deliberate choices. 

When we choose to lay aside our pride, arrogance, and will, only then can God begin to soften our heart and open our eyes to repentance and restoration.  This takes time and commitment. You can not put a price tag on this. Repentance and restoration have eternal value. Once this is established in our heart then our faith will begin to be stronger than our flesh. 

Rememeber it's one day at a time one moment at a time. 

There is always HOPE!

"So as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God"  1Peter 4:2

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