So, one night, I was about to sleep and just remembered a pending issue that looks like one of those ‘it’s never going to change’ something.
And prior to that, every time I thought about it, I sensed God was saying ‘Say what you want to see. Speak. Speak to it. Don’t complain’. The first time I heard that I didn’t do anything about it. Maybe cos it involved faith and if you know anything about faith, then you’d know it takes effort. But I wanted to rant and complain because it was easier, no faith involved. Buhaha .
Though I was tempted to complain, I held my tongue and didn’t complain. But here was the issue, I didn’t complain but neither did I pray about it. I just left it there. In my mind, I was saying: ‘Whatever’. You know those times when you’re actually pissed but wouldn’t admit it? There you go – confess .
So this particular night, the issue came to mind. I was honestly tired and still wasn’t going to pray about it. But here is what I did, I threw a not-so-big pity-party and invited only one Person – God. Then I started to literally report two people like ‘God even you know these guys are simply inconsiderate and making my life difficult. Sigh’. I was expecting something along the lines of ‘sorry, eyah. Oya come let me hug you’ . But this was what I heard “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” and one of the ways we fight is “calling those things that be not as though they were”. This brought me back to the same approach God had recommended earlier .
Truth was, I didn’t want anything that involved prayer & confessing, it seemed difficult and the constant believing involved would mean trusting God when nothing in the natural makes any sense. I didn’t want any of that . I just wanted to rant and rant and rant till I fell asleep .
But then wisdom caught up with me – the devil is actually very smart and silly. He’d encourage you to complain and complain because he knows fully well it displeases God. He knows that as long as you do that, you’re disobeying God cos the Bible clearly tells us to “do all things without grumbling and fault finding against God…” . So the devil will do his best to encourage us to whine and complain because he knows fully well that ‘can two work together unless they be agreed?’.
Life does get difficult. There’s no point denying that. But the Bible assures us that God is for us. We, however, must realize that to experience victory we have to be willing to do it God’s way and His way says that when you face a mountain that seems unchanging and unmoving, instead of crying (like really, what’s the point? It changes nothing), speak to the mountain and tell it where to go.
Just imagine this scenario, imagine the beginning of Genesis says something like ‘in the beginning, the earth was dark and formless and the spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the earth and God said ‘oh no’, like seriously, I still have to speak to this again? Can’t light just be everywhere? Why does everything require effort?*sigh* Holy Spirit, let’s go back to heaven’. Lmao .
Instead of that, He spoke to the situation and said ‘Let there be light’ and there was light. And truly, if God is your father, then you have to be willing to fight like He does cos nothing else would work. Same goes for me as well.
God speaks to mountains. And He expects us to do same. I’m 100% sure God dislikes complaining and whining. The story of the Israelites told me everything I needed to know about that. And how displeased God was with that unbelieving generation.
Bottom line is – If you’ve got an issue that’s upsetting and giving you concern, then speak to it today. Don’t whine and complain about it. Speak and speak and speak to it. That’s what God tells us to do. Cos really if God is going to step in, then we might as well do what He’s asked us to do – SPEAK .