Have you ever been in a crisis in your life? Are you going through a crisis now? Have you felt so overwhelmed when everything hits you all at once?
Stop right there
God already knew this moment would happen. Has it ever occurred to you that maybe you are in God’s testing ground? Have you ever thought that maybe God is testing your reactions. Or perhaps you haven’t listened to God’s prior instructions in your life and God is just trying to get your attention.
Or perhaps the outcome to the solution was not what you wanted. Perhaps you did nothing wrong and you are in a situation you didn’t ever expect to find yourself in. Or perhaps your decision snowballed into something you did not want or ever expect it to.
Wait on God
What? Did you just tell me to wait on God? Yes that is exactly what I am telling you. Not so easy is it?
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT ON GOD? I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO?
Sometimes God sorts your situation better than you can. Sometimes, in the stillness of listening to the whispering’s of the Holy Spirit all you have to do is be still. Sometimes that means you either need to keep praying, or do what God told you to do last. Often we forget the last instruction God gave us. Have you ever prayed THY WILL BE DONE in the Lord’s prayer? Sometimes if God’s will and your will do not align, God stops. He waits until you are in His will. God does take your prayers seriously, so you also need to be careful what you say when you pray.
In the meantime, what do I do?
- “The Joy of the Lord is my strength” (Nehemiah 8:19)
- “Be Still and Know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
- “Praise God in every circumstance…” (1 This 5:18)
- “Do not give up in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap the harvest if we don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:8)
Ok now you probably thinking really? I must sit and do nothing? Well here is a vital lesson in the spiritual realm. Satan would love you to lose your temper and make things worse. It is often far harder to have self control in situations. Remember Satan is not in hell. He goes about roaring like a lion on this earth to and fro, seeking those he may devour. Satan is also the accuser of the brethren.
Yes, that means he tells God, “look what your Christians are doing.” Sometimes he’s right but mostly he’s a liar. Remember, God has you covered by the power of the Blood of Jesus.
Obedience is vital
Did you know that your biggest attack comes before your greatest breakthrough? Did you know that Satan’s traps or set ups can be turned around to God’s lift offs in your life?
Have you put on your armour? Do you do this daily? Wait… what armour? I am not in the army?
Ephesians 6:10 to the end of the chapter, speaks about putting on your spiritual armour. You are in spiritual warfare. You need to keep in prayer, say little and pray a lot.
“For we wrestle not in flesh and blood but in every evil work. where there is confusion, strife and envy there is every evil work.”
Having done all to stand, STAND. God will keep you safe in the midst of the storm.
GO TO YOUR QUIET PLACE
God is waiting to hear from you. He is waiting to hear Him being praised and thanked before you have the answer. Do not forget God’s eye is constantly on you. Isn’t this wonderful?
Why? Because God honours the praises of His people. You show faith in action just by praising God. You need to fight the GOOD fight of faith. This is when God smiles. This is when God honours your faith. God see’s your tears. God does see all. Praise Him till you have your breakthrough.
This article was written by Kylé Adcock who is a singer songwriter based in South Africa. She studied singing at Trinity College, London and is a vocal coach at Kylé Music, raising up a new generation of recording artists and worship leaders.