Living for Christ Jesus doesn’t exempt you from going through difficult situations. Understanding how He loves and cares for us begins by sacrificing everything we have for Him.
Many Christians are anxious about their future and how to live happily. Impatience is drawing many away from the love of God. To crave immediate gratification has its consequences. God is not a genie to grant you your wishes. Be real and know how to face reality.
Before I go any further what is a genie? By definition:
“A spirit of Arabian folklore, as depicted traditionally imprisoned within a bottle or oil lamp, and capable of granting wishes when summoned.”
Something like that thing in Alladin lamp.
That is it!, now I believe I have your full attention to what a genie 🧞 is. I don’t think in your right conscious as a child of God will seek help from a thing like this.
Look you are a child of the most High God.
1. (in Christianity and other monotheistic religions) the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.
2. (in certain other religions) a superhuman being or spirit worshipped as having power over nature or human fortunes; a deity.
Some will say there are hundreds to thousands of gods around the world — which one are you talking about?
I am talking about #1 in the definition above. The creator of heaven earth, the Supreme ruler called Yahweh — the promise keeper. You may check out some of His promises for your life in Psalms 91:14 – 16
God is omnipotent and able to do everything. So what is kind of problem are you going through that He cannot help you? Where is your faith? Is it sleeping? I’m here to wake it up.
Christians should live by faith but not by sight as stated in the Bible.
Our Blindspot As Christians
Often a Christian will lament about how things are falling apart in his life and looks hopeless. The real problem is about failing to recognize the kind of God we serve.
Anxiousness will blindfold you. You will not see the beauty of His amazing plan for you. Keep on complaining, I need this, I need that, things are very bad, I don’t think I will be happy again, I’m done and blah blah blah…
Do you think God is a genie that fulfills people’s wishes? Oh no! He knows how, when, and where to help you. His timing and “will” will always be done on earth.
If you fail to seek the things you need in life according to God’s will —you will fail and live your whole life thinking God doesn’t love you or has abandoned you.
A Lesson From The Bible To Help You Stay Faithful
The God we serve never changes. His promises are trustworthy. You have his promise. Just trust without having divided loyalty.
God told Jeremiah:
“Before I formed you in your mother’s womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
He knows everyone before he comes to this world. God’s will for us is good and perfect.
An all-knowing God is saying to you today that He knew you before you were born. He knows your future. It’s a beautiful plan. But if you fail to be obedient —you may fall into the hands of the Devil.
God loves people who listen to His word and obey. He quickly listens to the prayer of the righteous.
Abraham stayed faithful to God, Jacob, David and many other Bible characters who stayed faithful to God reaped many fruits of blessings.
Understanding God And His Ways
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)
That’s very true. His thoughts are good and perfect for all His children. If you believe God thinks good about you —then why don’t you keep on trusting Him —even if you can’t see the way forward?
No genie or magician can help you better than the Creator of heaven and earth.
Trust Must Go With Patience
It’s very challenging when you are in dire need of something but no one shows up to help.
Many have left the faith because of such kinds of situations. It’s a relationship we are having with God. Why would you betray Him and commit adultery with a genie or other gods?
King David said:
“I look up toward the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, the Creator of heaven and earth!” (Psalms 121:1 – 2)
King David faced many challenges more than you can ever think of. He never lost trust in God. David patiently waited for the Lord to respond to him at the right time.
So stay patient, trust God in all your tribulations. At the right time, God will answer your prayers with no strings attached.
All you can do is keep on praying (knocking). Stay faithful and maintain your patience; Apostle Paul calls it “long-suffering.”
Endurance is one of the characteristics of a good Christian. Even in bad times —rejoice and praise the Lord because He never fails.
NB: Don’t feel disappointed if your prayers haven’t been answered yet. God doesn’t work like a genie to grant you your wish.
After all, you have the greatest gift made available for you. And this gift I’m talking about is “Salvation” through our Lord Jesus Christ. We are just travelers on earth —heaven is our eternal home void of problems and anything evil.
“But our citizenship is in heaven – and we also await a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20)