Be Able To Give An Answer When Believing God
Yesterday I was asked a question about a promise I’ve been believing God for, for like 2 years now. The question went something like this:
What if you never……..?
My response in the end was I know what I know.
Then, today I was thinking of this scripture:
1 Peter 3:15 [NIV]
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…
And just like I should give an answer as to why I have the hope I have, I also feel like this can be applied to our everyday lives, by explaining why I believe who I believe when he tells me something. I should be able to explain why I believe God when he makes me a promise.
Before that particular verse Peter writes about threats in doing good for the Lord. In the verse before that it reads:
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats, do not be frightened.”
So if I can’t give an answer as to why I believe in God and why I serve him; what I’ve been doing for almost three years is in vain. But the thing is, is that its not. I have several reasons why I serve him:
He showed me love when I didn’t know how to show love to myself
He delivered me
He has given me hope and a future
I know who I am in Him
He’s still working on me
Even when I wasn’t suppose to be here I’m here
His word is true
His love is true
He has resurrected
I have one on one access to him everyday
It’s a relationship, not religion
When I messed up he always put me right back on track
He’s not going to let me go back to my old life!
What others may see as a disability he has used it for his glory!
I believe he loves to encourage me ❤
And the list goes on and on!
And just like this list I had made, I made a list as to why I believe God regarding his promise to me.
There are a lot of reasons on the list, but the one true reason is because of God.
Trust me, that may have sounded cliché-ish but it's true if ya'll knew what I know.
All the adversary, tears, loneliness, questions, and lies are so worth it.
I have a truth that the longer I have waited the more the truth to this promise comes out. The truth of God's promise for my life is not declining, but it is progressing…Oh, how beautiful it is! I love it!
When God finally does decide to give the promise to me I'll be able to say that what God said has come to pass.
Times of people questioning you or not believing you will come. You have the responsibility to stand on what God told you, and do it without being ashamed.
James 1:2-4 [NIV]
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.