Stop Trying to Decipher God’s Messages

Humility.

Humility, Humility, Humility.

What God says about humility.

Does Humility define you?

Humility, what it is and what it’s not.

In the course of two days I saw all of these. I saw them as article titles, in my devotional, on my Facebook page. This word was everywhere! I was positive that God was trying to tell me something.

I went looking for what he was trying to tell me. I looked up google definitions, searched my bible and went looking at devotionals. I still didn’t understand what he was trying to tell me, so I texted my friend and told her how frustrated I was. And she gave me some pretty great advice.

She said, “You don’t have to decode it. If you go looking for this message you’ll come up with your own meaning and completely miss what God would’ve otherwise told you.” While I read her message I was searching for other Christian blogs where I could send submissions. Well, yet again another article popped up. “Humility, What it is and What it’s not.” I put my phone down and clicked on it.

I don’t know why this is the article I clicked on, I had scrolled through a lot more with the word humility in the title. This one stuck out to me, and God gave me a message through this article. The article talked about how it is easy to let God bleed into your life when you’re alone or have the time, but what about when you don’t have the time or you’re not alone?

Through this quarantine I’ve grown a lot in my faith. I’ve been doing lots of devotions on my own and with friends. I’ve been trusting God a lot more, which actually led to having 2 years of weight lifted off of my shoulders. I’ve been praying in a stronger way. And finally, I’ve been reading the life changing book Live Fearless by Sadie Robertson.

God has provided us lots of time to grow closer to him. I have learned so much from my devotions. Honestly, my little brother who is nearing the end of his 5th grade year is a very deep person when it comes to the bible.

In the bible app there is a spot where you can “talk it over” with everyone doing the devotional. One day my brother wrote, “Make your best sacrifice for God and always believe in him, no matter what. Bring joy by thinking of others and put God and others first.” In these times, are you making your best sacrifice for God? Are you bringing joy into the lives of others by putting them first?

In these times, yes. I am making my best sacrifice for God. Yes, I am putting others first by choosing to stay home and taking extra precautions when I do have to go out. In times like these, it’s a lot easier to say yes. But after this all resolves, are we going to continue to make our best sacrifice for God? Are we going to continue to put others first?

I want to continue to trust God when this is over. I want to continue to do a devotional when this is all over. I want to continue to pray strongly when this is all over. And if that applies to you too, here’s what I want you to pray.

“Dear Lord, please allow me to have the strength and courage to continue to trust in you. Allow me to see time slots available for spending time with you. Let my prayers be powerful. Open my eyes to you during these tough times so I’ll be more prepared when things go back. Amen.”

Trust God. Lots of people look at these times and say these are the tough ones. But in reality, these times can be a blessing. We’ve been given the time and resources minister to others from afar. And most importantly, we have a God that gave us that time.

One thought on “Stop Trying to Decipher God’s Messages

  1. Humility is the only way to live a truly Christian life that will impact others. So often we allow pride, the opposite of humility to rule our lives. That’s why so many people carry bitterness and anger around with them. When we humble ourselves we can truly show the love of Christ to others, because even if they hurt us we can forgive and still love them. When we put others before us we can share things we have, thinking of them above ourselves. So many people could see God’s love through us if we live a life of humility.

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