You know It could be very frustrating to have a relation who knew you needed help and could help but who chose not to help even after asking for their help; in fact, it is very annoying. This is how it feels some times when you knew God could help you and after asking for His help, He chose not to help you…It can be very disheartening right? But look at it this way:
If God who could do it chose not to do it, don’t you think He has a reason? Knowing God could do it and did not do it should not get us worried but wondering what He is up to;
FOR IF THE GOD WHO COULD DO IT CHOSE NOT TO DO IT, HE MUST BE DEFINITELY UP TO SOMETHING.
Let’s look at some of the things God could be up to looking at the lives below:
- David and Goliath.
If God could smite all the first born of Egypt in a night, kill 185thousand soldiers overnight, beat Nabal and Herod to death, why allow Goliath to talk rubbish to Him and His people for forty days, why not finish him with a single angelic slap, why?
God decided not to do it Himself because He wanted the death of Goliath to be what will announce David, His anointed.
WHEN GOD CHOOSES NOT TO SOLVE A PROBLEM BY HIMSELF, IT’S BECAUSE HE WANTS TO USE THE PROBLEM TO BRING YOU TO GREATNESS.
EVERY DIFFICULTY IN LIFE IS GOD’S PROMOTION STRATEGY FOR THE SAINTS.
This economic crunch is God’s method of raising problem solvers and game changers through the release of His wisdom, understanding and knowledge. UNDERSTAND THEREFORE THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES AND BE WISE.
- Elijah and the Widow of Zarephat.
If God could stop the rain by Elijah, why didn’t He stop the brook of Kidron from drying and make the Ravens continue bringing the food, If an angel could bring Elijah food twice, why didn’t God make the angel supply food to Elijah during famine, why did God send Elijah to the poor widow of Zarephat?
GOD COULD FEED ELIJAH BY HIMSELF BUT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO SAVE THAT POOR WIDOW AND HER CHILD, HE SENT ELIJAH TO THEM HUNGRY. CONTRARY TO OUR BELIEF, WHEN GOD WANTS TO BLESS A MAN, HE BRINGS UNMET NEEDS TO HIM NOT WHAT THE MAN NEEDED. GOD’S STRATEGY OF BLESSING MEN IS THE SEED AND HARVEST APPROACH, SO WHEN GOD WANTS TO BLESS YOU, HE SHOWS YOU A SEED TO SOW NOT A FRUIT TO PLUCK. WHEN GOD WANTS TO SAVE YOU FROM HUNGER, HE SENDS YOU AN HUNGRY MAN WHOM HE EXPECTS YOU TO FEED WITH YOUR LAST FOOD. EVERY CALL TO MEET A NEED IS A DIVINE STRATEGY FOR PROSPERITY. BE WISE.
RELAX BROS, GOD IS NOT A FOOL AND HE IS NOT YOUR SERVANT THAT HE SHOULD DO AS YOU EXPECT. FOLLOW HIM EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, YOUR DESTINY IS TOO PRECIOUS TO GOD FOR HIM TO BE TOYING WITH IT.
Culled from 1Thes. 5:24
Afolabi Hezekiah Abiola is a Christian based in Oyo state who enjoys meditating on God’s word and engaging the results of his meditation. He is called to bring the wisdom and power of God to men through the communication of the word of God, this he does through his writings and talks.