I stepped into a store to make some purchases. When I got back into the car, Danielle said to me, “Daddy, I told you to buy me _” (a particular drink she wanted).
Her mum replied her that, “You already have in the freezer at home”. I also emphasized it. But Danielle kept insisting that there was no drink at home for her. At that moment, it struck me how I argue with God “blindly”.
If you know what God has in store, you will stop arguing.
The argument of Abram when famine hit must have gone on in his head and then he concluded that Egypt was the place to go. He saw survival in Egypt. If not for the Obedience of Isaac years later, we would not have had an idea of what Abram missed when he went into Egypt rather than trusting that God has supplies in store.
Why should you compromise for what the covenant has reserved? Why shut up your conscience as you take that unapproved path into things you desire?
You keep telling yourself that the end justifies the means- convenient lies can take you out of covenant provisions.
Some of us are like Ananias. When God sent Ananias to Saul, Ananias kept telling God things about Saul. He probably had forgotten who he was arguing with. He kept talking about the past when God had the file on the present and the future.
Let this sink in- you are not smarter than God! Now reading that sounds ridiculous to you right? But how about your actions? Does your action not scream “God, I don’t think you know what you are doing. Let me fix and handle things myself and in my way”.
Take a look at this scripture: I know, God , that mere mortals can’t run their own lives, That men and women don’t have what it takes to take charge of life. So correct us, God , as you see best.
Jeremiah 10:23-24a MSG
What should be your response? First, settle it that God knows way more than you do. Second, tell yourself that even if I do not see it, I will trust God.
Let’s close with the Psalmist: Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in his eyes. Fix your heart on the promises of God and you will be secure, feasting on his faithfulness.
Make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life, and he will provide for you what you desire the most. Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust him along the way you’ll find out that he pulled it off perfectly!
Psalms 37:3-5 TPT