Last week, I talked about the fact that you are not going to have it all rosy and sweet in the pursuit of your destiny. I went on to share three things you can do when the hard times come.
This week, I want to talk about the fact that you can rise above any circumstance you face today. For us who have received the gift of a relationship with God through Christ Jesus and have become ambassadors of the Kingdom, we do not have to be limited by the laws and principles that govern the world system.
The Scripture is filled with stories of people who served God’s purposes in their generation doing great things for God only because they trusted God against all odds and chose faith instead of cowardice. They did not have it all perfect. God’s instructions for them did not always make sense but they obeyed anyway and they reaped the harvest of greatness.
If you are reading this, I believe it’s because you desire a sense of fulfilment and know life just does not make sense unless you are doing what you were sent here to do. To fulfil purpose, we must learn to do God’s instruction even when it does not seem to make sense. For us to do this we must first redefine what makes sense and what does not.
What we regard as sensible, usually, is a factor of subjective objectivity. Man always measure sensibility by the parameters of History, Science and Statistics.
History makes it clear to us that what God says has never happened before and should not be expected to happen. With a critical analysis of the past and chronic unwillingness to embrace change, we are made to see the impossibility in what God has asked us to do.
Walking with God and working for God makes us record breakers and pace setters. We must not settle for less!
Science and technological advancements form some of the best things that happened to mankind. I cannot imagine my pursuit of purpose without the inputs of science and technology- at least I can fly with WordPress.
But God cannot be limited by scientific analysis. Long before science agreed that the stars could not be counted, God had made promises of descendants as innumerable as the stars to the father of Faith, Abraham. Jesus’ instruction to men at the wedding at Canna was totally unscientific, but it produced the best wine at the ceremony.
Science is good but God is unfathomably great (I would not say better cos there is no basis for such comparison.)
For the few times I have helped friends with Life Planning, I have seen the importance of statistics. Audiences at conferences all over the World appreciate statistics. Business analysts know that there is a time to take certain risks and another time to just retreat from the market. They know this by the numbers and inference from the figures. But our God cannot be figured out. He is not limited to Wall Street Analysis, neither is He limited by figures from the New York Times. You do not fight a battle against 30,000 men with just 300 men who demonstrated courage or knew how to drink water in a particular way. But Gideon did that on God’s instruction.
God is not always logical and as a matter of fact, faith is the only thing that appeals to Him.
Does every of God’s instructions have to be illogical or incompatible with history, science or statistics? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is God’s instruction does not have to make sense to you.
When you learn to obey God and do His will, no matter the overwhelming contrary evidence from history, science, statistics or any other human invention; even if the whole world goes into liquidation, you’ll be floating on your assets! Because, God may not make sense now, He’s always right and on time.
So, what do you do when God’s instruction seems illogical based on historical, scientific and statistical analyses? You have two options- obey, be called foolish and make impact or stick to your comfort zone and settle for the ordinary. Will you choose to obey God or settle for a life of mediocrity?
I hope for my sake and your generation’s, you choose the former!
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