Danielle requested for some cornflakes. Her mum stepped up to prepare it for her but then something interesting happened.
When Mum returned with the bowl of cornflakes, I heard Danielle protest to her mum that there was sand on her plate. The mum told her it was not sand but some grains of sugar.
She insisted that it was sand and the Mum was forced to say to her, “Moyantoluwa, how will I give you sand. Taste it. It is sugar”. You needed to see how she tasted the first spoon with caution.
Are we not like that at times? God is bringing into our lives great things that we have requested and asked for but we look at it and we see something to complain about. Meanwhile we have not even unwrapped the whole package.
God brought my wife to Eruwa as a Corp Member. When I picked by insight and confirmed by inner witness that she is the one I had been waiting for, I had some complaints- “Lord, she is not the ministry type. Lord, she does not look like she can handle this”. I was seeing sand and God kept saying, “This is sugar”.
First, God will always bless you with great things beyond what you can envisage. Hear Jesus talking to his disciples:
“Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your little boy asks for a serving of fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? If your little girl asks for an egg, do you trick her with a spider? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing—you’re at least decent to your own children. And don’t you think the Father who conceived you in love will give the Holy Spirit when you ask him?”
Luke 11:10-13 MSG
Everything that the Lord has brought into your life is a blessing. As long as it is from the Lord it is a blessing.
But hear this- Even if the devil started it, God can turn it around for your good. For Joseph, his brothers meant it for evil but God turned it around for good. So, even if it is not God-sent, it can still be God-used (as long as you did not get into it by your own folly. Even then mercy can prevail)
One of the greatest disservice that you can do to yourself is to misinterpret the blessing of the Lord as a burden that must not be accepted or carried.
The shaking of the early church was the birthing and deployment of the great men like Phillip, the outreach to Antioch and the impact of the gospel beyond Jerusalem into uncharted territories.
What are you seeing this season?