I think one of the biggest questions that runs through our minds that tries to stop us from obeying God is, “Did I really hear God?”. Doubt has a voice and I think many of us are familiar with it. The voice of doubt comes from one source and we are told who it is in Genesis 3:1 which says as follows:
“Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?””
Whenever doubt speaks, it seeks to cast a shadow on the words already spoken by God. It has a way of twisting the truth and limits everything to what is logical to us. Some of the things God asks us to do defy our logic because what is logical to us is limited to what we know and understand right now. When I was 6 years old, if you had asked me what 10 minus 12 was, I would have told you it was impossible and there was no answer to that. At 10 years old I would have undoubtedly said, “-2”. What is logical is determined by what we know and understand at any particular point and time. There is always more.
God is all knowing. So when He asks us to do something, sometimes it is outside our sphere of understanding but thats when we need to have faith in Him and trust Him.
When God asked me to do this blog, I wasn’t even sure I knew what a blog was. Let alone set one up, find a platform, make it look pretty etc. In fact I wasn’t even sure I could write! Now to think God wanted me to write stuff that would be published publicly and can be accessed by anyone from anywhere around the world- that was not logical. It didn’t make any sense and I was reluctant to do it.
So, what do we do when doubt sets in? We speak to our mentors or pastors, whoever we are accountable to and we let them know what we think we heard God say. I did just that. I went to my pastors hoping they would talk me out of it. Instead they encouraged me to do it and even helped with ideas on how to set one up. So that plan backfired haha! But that’s what our mentors are there for. To pray with us and confirm that we really did hear from God.
Now once we have received confirmation that we have heard from God we ought to step out in faith. Don’t let your past limitations hold you back. There are things in you that God wants to release when you step out in faith. I have learnt so much about myself in this blogging journey and you will too about yourself, when you step out in obedience to God.
Love and blessings,