Ever felt like you have gone through seasons where things were moving and shaking? It seems like you were growing in Christ, doors were flying open and life was good! You enjoyed your time with the Lord and then.. out of now where.. you hit a quiet season.
Doors don’t seem like they are opening, you don’t feel like you have clear instructions from God, you almost want to run back to that happy season but even those doors seem closed. And it seems like God isn’t as close to you as He was before.
If you have ever felt that way, I want you to know that it’s ok & it’s NORMAL. You’re simply going through a test and you have the option to pass the test & totally rely on God OR, you have the option to go & create a life and open your own doors that will end up in turmoil.
Lets read this story together:
The whole earth came together and thought that they were going to outsmart God. So, God had to confuse their language and shut down their plans. And in your own life, God has to confuse the language you have with your boss, that boyfriend you shouldn’t be with, that church or that friend that is pushing you away from Jesus. It seems like for no reason whatsoever, you guys are no longer on the same page. You don’t understand it and it’s frustrating but God had to stop the plans that YOU came up with for your life.
You see, God has great plans for your life and those plans include suffering, trusting Him and letting HIM lead your life. In this private war, you may not even be able to articulate what God is doing in your heart. You have this war of the flesh, this war of trying to be who God called you to be, this war of wanting to quit, this war of resting in God, this war of “when is it my time God.”
Here’s the kicker.
There’s times where you’re going to just have to sit there and not move. I’m not telling you to be lazy, I’m telling you that God may want you to stop building YOUR tower and sit there long enough to hear HIS instructions for YOUR life. And you will have to be honest with yourself, you won’t know the next step and thats OK. If you had ALL the answers for life, why would you need Jesus? HE places those voids in our hearts because we can only be filled by Him and Him alone. He is calling you back to that quiet place with Him. So, be honest with yourself.
James 1:2-4 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
So, smile the next time that somebody asks, “WHEN are you getting you a man??! WHEN are you doing this? WHEN are you doing that? Smile because you know that you are trusting God and you aren’t going to step outside of HIS will to create some tower of babel. You don’t need no tower of a man, tower of some job, tower of some thing. You need the very presence of the Holy Spirit smashing out anything that isn’t like God in your heart. You simply need Him and Him alone.
Let’s fight this thing together. Let’s all just sit there until the Lord leads us. Even if we look crazy. Even if the world calls us crazy. We KNOW this truth:
Lets step building things that He never told us to build and going places He never told us to go. EVEN if that means QUITTING on something YOU started.