When Life doesn’t Work!

I have been through a season recently of incredible frustration with God. I don’t know if you have ever been frustrated or even angry at God but I certainly have, on more than a few occasions. My heart has been filled with questions as I began to explore what on earth God was doing in my life and ministry. I’ve attempted to reconcile my reality with what God has promised in my life in the past and the two haven’t added up. During a season like this it’s so easy to become disillusioned with God and your life because you don’t understand what exactly is going on but you know things aren’t working like you think they should.

When you face a season like this you must be very careful to guard your heart from a root of bitterness. Bitterness will dry up your life, relationships and ministry quicker than most things. The enemy of your soul wants you to buy into the deception of bitterness and he will try to convince you that it’s justified and that God can’t be trusted. You must come to your senses and snap in line with Hebrews 12:15 “See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.”

We all face tests along the journey of life. The test I have faced recently is to keep trusting in God’s sovereignty even though I don’t see the fruit I want to see in my life and ministry. We all know the feeling of working your but off for minimal return and you think to yourself, “is it worth it?” or “Am i doing something wrong?” It’s in these moments that you need to step back and get God’s perspective on your circumstances. You need to keep trusting in God’s plan for your life and realize that you are not going to understand everything about the way God works but he does make everything beautiful in its time (Ecc 3:11).

Keep a sweet spirit and don’t let bitterness take you out. Don’t take your frustrations out on the people but seek God and follow his leading. Keep your head down, bum up and keep on keeping on. There will come a brighter day and God will reward the faithfulness of your heart.

Lead the Change!

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