Saturday, 15 October 2016

WHO BEGAN THE WORK?

As a son of God, most times I wonder and ask myself why God would answer the prayer of some folks on a particular matter and not answer that of other folks on the same matter. Now I was asking this questions in other to understand the mind of God on this matter. You see, when you are in a relationship with someone, you make efforts to know more about the person and some things when you enquire and delve deep into the person, the things you discover will either draw you closer to the person or repel you. In my case, the more I enquire of and know more of God, the deeper I am drawn into Him.
So He pointed me to a passage of scripture that I want to share with you:
Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)
Being confident of this very thing, that he who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

And He asked me a question;
Daddy:            Who paid for your education?
Me:                 My dad.
Daddy:           Was there any time during the period of your studies that you lacked something?
Me:                 Yes.
Daddy:            What did you do then?
Me:                 I would either call home or send someone to my house to notify them of what I need and when I need it.
Daddy:           Would your dad respond?
Me:                 Yes, I would always get a response.
Daddy:           Was the response always positive?
Me:                Yes except if what I was requesting for was frivolous and he didn’t have money at the time to throw around then he will bounce my request and just send small pocket money.
Daddy:            So why did your dad always respond?
Me:                  Because he sent me to school.
 
At this point, my eyes lit up and I finally got it. It was my father’s responsibility to pay my tuition and buy me provisions and give me pocket money and ensure that I was comfortable because he was the one who registered me in school in the first instance. He had the option of letting me stay at home or learn a trade or something (lol) but he chose to send me to school. So my burdens and needs while there were solely his responsibility. And I was confident that he will always come through.
Thinking about it now, there is a huge probability that he might not have had money on some of the days that I sent someone to the house, however, because of his responsibility towards me, he would by any means possible make provisions for the things I required.

And God began to tell me that same thing applies with Him. If He began the work, He will watch over it to ensure that it is completed. And He said to me that what happens most times is that people will go and start something and then come to present it to Him in prayers after they had started out without recourse to what His opinion is on the matter. And even when He tells some that their project is not of Him, they are either too proud or stubborn to stop at that point, repent, count their loss and move on to His will for them.

That relationship you are in right now, that job, that business, the course you are currently doing, that project you are working on, who began the work?

And please, do not be in a hurry to answer this question, as your answer might mean that you may need to make a major life changing decision.

Next time, before you take that matter to God in prayer, I want you to first sit and ask yourself this question: WHO BEGAN THIS WORK, GOD or ME?
Selah!
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