Let God Be God

How many of us are living with the consequences of our past mistakes today?

In our impatience and unnecessary worry to achieve the result we deem that we cannot do without. We rushed in like fools trying to help God fulfill what we believe God wants.

Hope deferred makes the heart-sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life – Proverbs 13:12

Anyone that has ever waited on the Lord knows that it takes patience, longsuffering and faithfulness ( fruit of the Spirit)

While the journey to waiting on the Lord may not be filled with excitement, it is however a test of our faith in the Lord.

You will never know how shallow or deep your faith walk is until you’ve been through the fire of adversity. There are no shortcuts while we are being tested but we must endure to the end just as Jesus did.

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was
set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the
right hand of the throne of God – Hebrews 12:2

However, If you resist and take a short cut, it never produces the right results. You still have to deal with the consequences of your action.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding – Proverbs 3:5

All your natural strength or helping God will only give birth to  “Ishmael”.

We are no different from Abram and Sarai, who in their own strength tried to help God. They ended up birthing an Ishmael. Ishmael was a shortcut and man’s logical solution. Instead of birthing the “promised son” (Isaac), Abram went with Hagar even though God had specifically stated that a child would be born by Sarai in due time.

The result of impatience and disobedience never gives birth to peace but conflicts leading to
suffering with consequences that has gone on right to the present day.

Know that God is sovereign and He is faithful to do what He’s said He would do regardless!

Our plans are mediocre compared to what God has in store for us. Even when our plans fail, God’s plan will never fail. 

About Buky

Buky is a ''Desperado after God". She is married to Adey and together they are raising 3 amazing children. She is a natural encourager & she loves to share practical experiences with others. She enjoys writing, reading, dabbling in stock trading, hanging out with friends and serving the body of Christ.

16 Comments

  1. Retweetted by @its_shewy
    Let God Be God: How many of us are living with the consequences of our past mistakes today? In our impatience … http://t.co/kRuszAqiBI

  2. Retweetted by @olusodjay

    Let God Be God: How many of us are living with the consequences of our past mistakes today? In our impatience … http://t.co/kAmw8vbBHe

  3. Oooh:)! My sister is on fire! Love it! Thanks for sharing! I pray God will continually speak to us, May our ears never be deaf to his voice! May we not only hear but obey, trusting in his guidance 100%. May we not be wise in our own eyes, May we wait on the Lord and do what God wants us to do, when God wants us to do it. #Trust&Obey… So help us God, Amen.

  4. This is so timely. Playing God is a dumb thing to do, cos we can never be Him. Thanks for this, sis.

  5. Sister mi, I needed to hear this in this season. Thanks much. Sometimes patience can seem like indecision but there is a fine line there. I hear you loud and clear on not birthing Ishmael. God bless you much

  6. this was Great! good is not good enough…it was great…Just reading that scripture today!! And then opened your email
    Love you wise woman! WELL DONE!!!! sister

  7. @BukvilleBlog thank you so much Buki this is a word I needed to hear tonight just before I did something stupid. Thank you

  8. @awekemi ~ Praise God. May your decision give birth to good and everlasting fruits.

  9. Tolu O, God knows just what we all need, He will always makes provision for His children.

  10. Tolulope, we serve a God who is never late always on time. I pray that our decisions will not mock on in the future. Amen

  11. Laura, That is how great our God is. He feeds us with meat of the word packed with nutrient for our soul. Thank you for your encouragement. Love you Sis.

  12. @its_shewy – Thank you for retweetting this post. More blessings to you as we jointly lift up the name of Jesus.

  13. @olusodjay ~ Thank you and may God guide and help you as you wait on Him in all of your ways, Amen.

  14. Bomi, Amen. Trust and Obey is very key in our walk with God. If we truly trust Him then we will obey Him. Thank you for your powerful prayers. I know its blessing me and many others.

  15. Let God be God…..

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