When I started to talk about rest, the Lord told me to not be alarmed by the resistance. As I decided to take this journey, the deeper I got the more alarmed I was. Oh, my goodness I started to see what the Lord was talking about. I know that I have been talking about pride a lot, but it is the number one reason why we are filled with unrest and not experiencing the flow of God’s grace in our lives as we should.
📍We have leaders who hide behind work and will not admit they need rest. They have an image to keep up with.
📍We have moms that try and be a rock for everyone around them instead of depending on the ROCK OF AGES.
📍We have wives who have made their husbands their God and have forgotten the one who blessed them with the husband in the first place. They no longer need God because they got a man!
📍We have many single women who feel their greatest need is a man, so they spend their time chasing after the idea of marriage instead of chasing God.
📍We are caught up in the hustle, trying to build bank accounts, trying to outshine others, living the dream, and making sure we put up a front as if we have it all together.
📍We are so determined to have the future and life we have dreamed so we strive in our own strength to make it happen only to bask in our own glory.
📍We do not ask for help. We can’t let people know that we have a need. It is always, everything is FINE! Remember we have been taught that needing help is a sign of weakness, you must fake it till you make it, and if you want something done right you don’t depend on anybody but yourself.
This mess is so ingrained in us that when people do show their vulnerable side we look down on them and turn our backs.
What is wrong with us! No wonder we are a hot mess. We can get so filled with pride that we are unaware of ourselves, and it is heartbreaking.
When we continue to walk in this way and not come to Jesus our actions scream that we are ashamed of the fact that we need a Saviour. That is not going to be our testimony!
Don’t you know that the Father is drawn to those who humble themselves and admit that they have a need that only He can handle? Would you set an appointment with your doctor and when he comes in to see you and ask what brought you in today and you respond with, “Oh nothing, I have no problems?” He is going to show you to the door. Because you know why, people with nothing wrong with them don’t need a doctor.
It’s okay to be weak so that the Lord can be strong. He wants to show out for ya girl. So, REST!
Mark 2:17 - When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”
There was a time that I ask the Lord, “Lord why are so many of the women’s prayers not being answered? They are praying and believing so what is going on?” I was a little taken back with what I heard. My heart was sad when I heard from the Lord that many prayers are not being answered because you are praying to a Father you don’t really believe is real. For a moment I wanted to not believe that this was true. But, but Lord! After the shock of it all I was like okay Lord you are going to have to explain that a little.
Women of God there are atheist out there that have hatred for a God they believe does not exist. Likewise, many of you are praying to a Father that you believe is not real to you. Oh how that even hurts me saying this. Do you know that believe is an action word? This means that you are acting in a way that does not please God and that is not faith. Without faith you can’t even come to Him because before you come to God you must;
❤ Believe that He exists, that He is real, that He is your Father in heaven. You must believe that He is I Am…. And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am- Exodus 3:14
❤ Believe that He is a good Father and is a rewarder. Believe that He is better to you than an earthly Father. Believe that He answers us even if that answer is no.
So if you are honest with yourselves are you praying and not even believing that God is your Father? Would you expect your earthly father to give you anything if you go around acting like he is not going to give it to you anyway? I remember one time when we were on our way home from school and my daughter asked if they could get a hamburger (I was already thinking that I would get them one) but before I could even answer my son said, “Sherry don’t ask because the answer is no anyway.” I immediately said, “You are right if you believe the answer is no then it is.”
The Lord requires from us faith even if now it is as small as a mustard seed. But if you are going to walk around acting and praying like He is not good or is not a real Father then why pray at all? Repent today and go with faith.
📌Your challenge is to pray God’s Word out loud each day and not just silently. You need to hear it straight from the Bible out of your own mouth because faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17)
🔥But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. – Hebrews 11:6