SOMETIMES GOD’S PLANS CAUSE DELAYS (Part five)

Patriarch and Presiding Prelate

HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

Theme: Developing God’s Purpose For Your Life

 

  1. Don’t forget

Psalms 103: ” Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. “

During the delay, time causes us to forget many things. When there is a delay, we tend to forget our dream. We tend to forget what God had done in our life. We tend to forget God’s goodness to us in the past. We tend to forget that God is with us. We tend to forget God’s power. We tend to forget how important it is that we stay in God’s strength and we start focusing on all our problems than on what He has done for us. The Bible says, Don’t forget.

Psalms 106: 7-13, “Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red Sea. Nevertheless, he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel:”

This was the fourth mistake that the Israelites made out in the wilderness. Psalm 106 tells us “They forgot the many times God showed them his love, and they rebelled at the Red Sea. But He saved them as He promised. But they quickly forgot again! They wouldn’t wait for God to act.”

This says many times. It’s unbelievable how short their memory was. In Egypt, God does ten plagues and the children of Israel forget it because a couple days later they’re at the Red Sea and saying “We’re all going to die!” They’ve forgotten just what God’s done. God does a miracle and opens the Red Sea. They walk through to the other side and immediately forget that miracle. “We’re going to die of thirst!” God provides water miraculously. They forget that and complain, “We’re going to die — no food!” They were always forgetting.

But we should not be too quick to judge them because we do the exact same thing. When a delay occurs in our lives we start acting like God’s never done anything for us. Has God done things for you in the past? Sure He has. You can count on Him to do it tomorrow, or the next day… When you act like, “God’s not going to bail me out of this one!” you’re forgetting all the other times He’s bailed you out. Some of the times you didn’t even know about it but He did.

What have you been forgetting about God, how He’s helped you so many times?

The consequences of forgetting the Bible says is “…they would not wait.” Instead of forgetting you need to remember God’s promises. There are over 7000 of them in the Bible. God’s promises are always greater than the problems you’re facing. Psalm 103 “I will bless the Lord and not forget the great things He does for me.” You ask, Why isn’t God fulfilling the promise in my life? He’s waiting for you. You think you’re waiting on God? He’s waiting on you to learn to not fear, not fret, not faint, not forget. He wants you to learn that before He brings the solution He has some things He wants you to develop first; some growth patterns He wants you to put into your life. God’s never in a hurry. He can do things immediately, but He’s working on a larger agenda. The delays that come in your life do not destroy God’s purpose. They fulfil God’s purpose in your life. They make you a better person.

God will make a way where there seems to be no way if we will just learn to wait.

Habakkuk 2:3 “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

The things you’ve waited for in your life, God will bring to fulfilment if you

  1. do not faint,
  2. do not fret,
  3. do not fear,
  4. do not forget.
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