What Really Bothers Us

Our difficulty is not that we don’t know God’s will. Our discomfort comes from the fact that we do know His will, but we do not want to do it!

When God first spoke to Abraham, His commands were straightforward. “Go to a land I will show you” (Gen. 12:1). Then God led Abraham through a number of tests over the years. Abraham learned patience as he waited on God’s promise of a son, which took twenty-five years to be fulfilled. Abraham learned to trust God through battles with kings and through the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The pinnacle of Abraham’s walk of faith was when God asked him to sacrifice the one thing that meant more to him than anything else. Abraham’s previous obedience indicated that he would have quickly and decisively sacrificed anything else God asked of him, but was he prepared for this? God did not ask Abraham to make such a significant sacrifice at the beginning of their relationship. This came more than thirty years after Abraham began walking with God.

As the Father progressively reveals His ways to you in your Christian pilgrimage, you, like Abraham, will develop a deeper level of trust in Him. When you first became a Christian, your Master’s instructions were probably fundamental, such as being baptized or changing your lifestyle. But as you learn to trust Him more deeply, He will develop your character to match bigger tests, and with the greater test will come a greater love for God and knowledge of His ways. Are you ready for God’s next revelation?

Published by Intentional Faith

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2 thoughts on “What Really Bothers Us

  1. Reblogged this on A Time 4 Everything Ministries and commented:
    Thank you for this on time post. It was truly and blessing. Our faith journey with Christ is step by step, and should not be rushed for He is preparing and developing our character. Thank you, Lord. You love us so much you want us to grow so we can know you, and deepen our relationship with you. God bless you, I pray this post blesses you as it blessed me. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Thank you for this on time post. It was truly and blessing. Our faith journey with Christ is step by step, and should not be rushed for He is preparing and developing our character. God bless you!

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