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The Dilemma of Time and Faith 👳

Then I said “God has been in heaven laughing seriously a times and here you are, thinking he has one strict face 😠 with a pen and paper noting down your wrongs” 😀. LOL… Don’t crucify me yet till you are done reading. Then you can understand why I have that mindset. So read on😉

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💡Now on today’s topic.

Time is one factor that defines everything in life.The most famous book in the world states that THERE IS TIME FOR EVERYTHING. Just as you are investing time to read this, YOU DECIDE HOW YOU USE YOUR TIME. Even as I write, my vision is my propelling factor and it’s because of how much I have failed the TIME TEST that I desire you don’t do so as well .

To my non-Christian readers, don’t worry, just take this as one of those “stories that touch”😁. It’s all about the lessons and not the literature the story comes from. So we can rub minds together – (writer smiles ☺)

💡Abraham👳 is a popular personality in Christianity and Islam. He is mentioned in the BIBLE📖 and in the QUARAN📕. The Christians know him as the father of Faith and indeed he is but i can’t say about ISLAM. What if I told you of a loophole in Abraham’s walk of faith. You see my dear, there is always that moment WHEN FAITH AND TIME BATTLES IN OUR SPIRIT. Abraham experienced that.

IMAGINE THOSE MOMENTS YOU PRAYED SO MUCH FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN BUT THERE IS NO SIGN OF IT HAPPENING WHEN YOU EXPEVRD. 

This life is so funny a Times😃. why do I say so? Here is why;

💡Some  people know GOD’S WILL for their lives and yet decide not to walk in it✔,

💡Some don’t exactly know GOD’S WILL for their life but they just walk in faith as God directs them to wherever they will be placed in life✔

💡Some do not know God or care about the will of God but somehow, God’s original plan for their life comes to pass and maybe they get saved along the way – still walking in the will of God✔.

💡Note: The will of God here is all-encompassing. It could be his will for your choice of career, who to marry, when to do something etc.

JUST A LITTLE STORY ABOUT THE WILL OF GOD EXPERIENCE I HAD BEFORE I CONTINUE.

A Lady👩 friend once approached me one time to ask me to pray for her and find out the will of God concerning her relationship. Then a scripture dropped in my Heart ( 1 Thessalonians 4:3). So i quoted that to be the will of God and asked her to look it up. I don’t know what happened after that, but the last time I checked she hasn’t replied my messages👀.

💡Do you think I said anything wrong?  I think if she feels offended at me, then she is offended at God. Maybe it wasn’t what she wanted to hear. But If you care you could look up the scripture yourself too ☺

Back to Abraham👳 – Hope you are still there.😀

You know God promised Abraham he was going to have a son👨. Now you have to understand this, God did not just come to Abraham👳 saying “Hey Abraham👳, you would have a son… bla bla bla”. That’s not how the story went. in Genesis chapter 15 in the verse 1 God appeared to Abraham in a Vision and declared how much he would be blessed by Him – God. Then Abraham👳, just like any TRADITIONAL AFRICAN MAN replied, “PAPA all this blessings you are proclaiming, what is the good of it without a son?” – Now you see where the MINDSET OF MALE CHILDREN STARTED☺. So Let’s not blame our parents – in Especially AFRICA of today. The Igbo brethren of Nigeria understand😀.

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💡KINDLY NOTE THAT AT THIS POINT HIS NAME WAS STILL ABRAM NOT ABRAHAM AND HIS WIFE’S NAME WAS STILL SARAI NOT SARAH

So that was how come God made that promise to Abraham in Genesis 15:4. AM I SAYING THAT GOD DID NOT WAN ABRAHAM TO HAVE A SON? NO😃 I only imply that, had Abraham not asked the question, God PROBABLY wouldn’t have told him of the future coming ISAAC AT THE TIME⌚.

💡Many persons I have told this story really got exited at the discovery I found from what happened next. So Let’s see together.

So FAST FORWARD to Genesis Chapter 16 (The birth of ISHMAEL ). For the sake of those not too familiar with bible stories, I would talk about his birth. In chapter 15 when Abraham👳 was promised of a son, SARAH👰 WAS NOT THERE 😁. I believe only Abraham👳 knew of God’s promise to him because I could not find in sculpture where he discussed with the wife his vision – but that’s by the way. The theologians have their view☺.

So Sarah👰 gave Abraham👳 her servant – HAGAR as a substitute wife. It was a common practice at that time. A married woman who could not have children was shamed by her peers and was often required to give a female servant to her husband in order to produce heirs. Abraham was acting in line with the custom of the day but HIS ACTION SHOWED LACK OF FAITH THAT GOD WILL FULFILL HIS PROMISE.

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Sarah presents Hagar to Abraham

💡Why do I say the father of FAITH acted otherwise?

I wouldn’t blame Abraham actually. He understood the promise of God that he was to have a child from his LOINS but he missed the part where it MUST HAVE TO BE FROM HIS RECOGNIZED WIFE – SARAH👰. So you see why ABRAHAM WAS COMFORTABLE FOR 13YEARS of giving birth to Ishmael? He thought the promise of God had come to pass.

When a marriage union is ordained from heaven, the will of God will always prevail in that union.

💡God himself is really funny😀 – hold on! am not insulting his holiness at all. He is a good God. BUT WHY WOULD HE WAIT FOR 13 YEARS before telling Father Abraham that Ishmael was not the promised son.? 

💡Remember that the coming of the LAW (Moses brought the law from God. So SIN could now separate us from God) made us know SIN. So yes! Abraham LIED to PHARAOH in Chapter 12 and to ABIMELECH in Chapter 20 of Genesis but God still had a relationship with him despite his sin – as we now know.😀.  Sorry for this little digression – as I write, I am prompted in my spirit to say certain things.

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Ishmael is born and Abraham is happy

💡AGAIN, FAST FORWARD 🏃 TO GENESIS 17:12. God speaks to PAPA Abraham again. I guess I have to quote this verse “From Generation to generation, every male child must be circumcised on the eight-day of his birth... “.

 

I NEVER KNEW THIS PRACTICE WAS FROM THE BIBLE UNTILL I WAS 13. IN FACT, I THINK I WAS BETWEEN 13 & 14 WHEN I WAS CIRCUMCISED. Just to share about me. When I was born, I had a very tiny manhood. So my circumcision was not done well mistakenly. it was actually half way. But when I grew older – back then in the seminary we used to bathe outside – All Boys. I JUST DID NOT FEEL NORMAL when I see other students manhood and mine was looking different. So i had to go get it done in the hospital. IT WAS REALLY PAINFUL😢. You could imagine how I used to walk. I tie rappers all day😀.

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Seminary was fun back In the day. Great Training.

💡So if all of human race circumcise as we see today, is this not a prove that God does exist? Even the atheist have circumcised manhood yet they deny God. Am not inferring that circumcision is the mark of salvation anyway. This simply explains why i call Genesis the book of origins.

💡Back to DADDY ABRAHAM👳

ABRAHAM WAS SHOCKED AT THE STATEMENT OF GOD IN GENESIS 17:16😐. Imagine that Abraham laughed😂 at the statement of God. I don’t know what you think about God;

✔But my God can “laugh for Africa” too😀 if you doubt me read Psalm 2:4.

💡So please it wasn’t only Sarah that laughed at what the Lord said😀. Abraham laughed in Genesis 17:17 and Sarah in Genesis 18:12. “LIKE HUSBAND LIKE WIFE”😀

 

💡👀THE LESSON ON FAITH AND TIME I LEARNT

Like you could see, it took 13years for what God said concerning Abraham having a son came to pass. God said it three times. He told Abraham in Genesis 15:4, Genesis 17:19 & Genesis 18:10.

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Isaac is born  as an unexpected Christmas gift☺

You see, sometimes we know what we expect  from God but also we can’t wait for his timing because we listen to what society has to say. Common! 13years is not 13days. Even the father of faith missed it. But our God does not mind. His will always comes to pass so long as we are in a relationship with him. Some times we keep on praying for a particular thing and then stop because we feel God is not willing to give it to us. That is wrong. The principle of the bible is clear on that. We will surly get what we want, so long as it is his will. And the best way to know his will is to know his word. ARE YOU PERSISTENT?

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If a lady is praying that a MARRIED MAN should propose to her,  such a prayer would not even pass the door of her room, not to talk of getting to heaven 😀. It’s against the principles of God in the bible. She would be destroying a marriage by that.

So let’s understand that Time is a Test of FAITH. What we want from God may not come now or tomorrow or when we expect but God IS NEVER LATE. HE IS ALWAYS ON TIME⌚. HE OWNS TIME.

Even as I write this blog post, I have a witness in my spirit that I have some kind of passion for ministry but when I look around me, there is no pedigree or association to give me a hand of fellowship. It’s just me and my bible. But will I sit down and be waiting for JESUS TO APPEAR TO ME? Not at all. Abraham was a farmer, he had a Job. I will be working till God calls me INTO ANY MINISTRY OFFICE. But all Christians are called to EXPRESS THE LIFE OF CHRIST AND WIN SOULS.

In ministry, it’s not all about passion.  Just make sure you have good service network😀 on your spirit so you will not have missed call. If He says “son, it is time” all I will say is “yes daddy, after you” because he has to lead and I follow.

I might be a bible and God freak, to the extent of naming my blog as such. But to me, it’s my life. I STUDY, I LEARN, I SHARE. When I got saved 7years ago, the word of God consumed me and I don’t need saving from this one😊.

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Some people just talk to much. Sometimes our words mislead people. Just imagine this; 

 

💡In Nigeria, you finish secondary school and you are at home – they gossip you did not pass WAEC. ok you then pass WAEC they gossip that you can’t get admission. You struggle to enter University and finally graduate. They gossip you read a stupid course– so long as it’s not medicine or law or engineering etc. Ok you are done with NYSC, people gossip you can’t find a Job. ahh! 😃 You now have a JOB, they say you are old and not married. Because of pressure you go and marry. Now that say you can’t have children. Then later God blesses you with children, then the gossip continues to your children. If care is not taken you will join them 😀 to talk about your children. Now you are old and they say you don’t want to die.

WILL YOU HANG YOURSELF TO PLEASE PEOPLE? BE YOURSELF AND HAVE FAITH IN GOD. HE WILL BRING YOU TO AN EXPECTED END.

 

My name on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is Gentle_George. There are no two of me on this planet as long as social media is concerned😀. So Let’s get interactive. See you when I share my next insight. I LOVE YOU.

REMEMBER,  THE CHOICE IS YOURS. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR FAITH TIMELY OR TIMELESS. BUT WHEN GOD MAKES A PROMISE TO YOU, THE TIME IS NOT YOURS TO DECIDE BUT HIS. 

GOD HAS A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU. 

 

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