Hello beloved of God,
Welcome to our third installation of the series on trust. I’m honestly enjoying this walk. It is one of those moments when you uniquely experience God to a point that you don’t want to trade the good thing that He is doing in your life with the good thing that He is doing in another person’s life.
I believe that one of the things that we can never run away from in this life is the power of choice.(Deut. 30:15) As we interact in light of what God is communicating through this piece, I would like to encourage you to allow Him to point you to the unique things that you are called to choose in this season of your life.
Thus far you might be thinking, how does this tie with surrender? Just continue flowing with this and you will see:)
Surrender entails trading the lie that you have embraced so as to embrace the truth in that area and thus experience its fullness in your life.
Allow me to illustrate.
In one of our previous installations, we verified that in every situation, there is the highest standard of goodness that we are to experience by virtue of being sons of God. That means that God is always sufficiently prepared for us.(Eph. 2:10) He speaks forth what He has prepared and allows us to effect it. God only speaks truth. God and truth are not independent of each other. It is however quite unfortunate that we have constantly been at the impact of the lie to a point that it has shaped most of what we have believed in and experienced. (Rom. 12:2)
When God speaks forth the truth, our place in surrender is letting go of the lie and embracing God’s truth. The reason why I see this as surrender is that its not easy to forsake what has taken root in you so as to trade it with something that is new. Something that you have not experienced before.
Surrender is you responding to the truth that by Christ’s stripes you were healed and forsaking the lie that you should be comfortable with sickness and infirmity.(1 Pet. 2:24)
It is you embracing the truth that you are loved and forsaking the lie that you are rejected. (Psalms 136:26)
It is embracing the truth that you are complete in Christ Jesus and forsaking the lie that you are not good enough. (Col. 2:10)
Surrender is not a response to the move of emotion, it is the conscious decision to recklessly abandon yourself to the person of God. Notice that I have said the person of God and not the things of God. It is possible to have your heart abandoned to the things of God(availed through platforms and programs) but not to the person of God. I however digress.
As you behold Christ, you are contacting truth and that is what causes you to actively operate in who you really are in Christ Jesus; A complete son of God called to manifest the realities of Heaven on Earth. (2 Cor. 3:18)
It is very important to know what God is doing in you in a moment so as to surrender to His doing. He began a good work in us, it is His joy to bring it to completion.(Phil. 1:6) Our place in this good work that He is doing is surrendering. Then we can cooperate with Him. I tell you, you need to trust for you to effectively do this.
Two cannot walk together unless they agree. (Amos 3:3) For God to effectively accomplish this good work, you need to agree with Him. You need to agree with truth.
I have noticed that depending on what God is doing in my life, He invests a lot in addressing some strongholds that are exalting themselves above the particular thing that He is doing in that moment. I’ve had to surrender to His word and let go of those lies that I’ve embraced. I’ve had to trust in the process even though I had been comfortable with experiencing the lie that had to be pulled down.
I’ve had to trust!
Sometime last month, I felt God usher me into a place where He needed to check my considerations. He wanted to solely inform my thoughts. He wanted me to come up higher in my meditation culture given that my mind needed to he renewed in certain aspects.
Now, I was in a toxic relationship with memes. Yes, memes! Sometimes I’d find myself wrapped up as the audience of memes for close to three hours. What happened was that, they were shaping my meditation in a way that did not agree with what God was doing in my life at that moment.
When I realized this, I deleted my social media accounts and gave myself a break as I embraced the thing that God had began. I have honestly seen fruit in this particular season.
This is given that I chose to trust and agree with Him even though my understanding could not grasp the fullness of what God was doing.
I have too much to share on this, but I choose to let you meditate on that for now.
A disclaimer that God instructed me to make:
It is important to know God as your God.
God did not not create clones and so we don’t have the right to trade our uniqueness in pursuit of being like another. When you read such a post and possibly get challenged, or when you are at the impact of learning anything new from anyone, your place is not to copy paste it into your routine. I personally don’t copy paste people’s opinions and strategies however flourishing they might look. I seek God’s heart concerning what I have received from them so that I can know how uniquely God wants to apply that aspect in my life.
As we interact in my literature, be sure to ask God to show you how He uniquely wants to apply this trust walk in your life. He actually wants you to walk in a greater place in terms of trust. However, what you will experience is not a replica of what I have but a unique walk with God depending on the good work He is doing in you.
P.S: I have nothing against memes to the extent that they echo God’s word:)
Looking forward to hearing from you:)
You are blessed❤