I’ve been waiting on the Lord to do something about this situation and these people, but He hasn’t. What should I do?
Luke 17:11-14, “Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us! So when He saw them, He said to them, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.
RESEARCH AND STUDY
Many times we think we haven’t gotten our prayers answered because God’s not ready to do what we’ve asked. Oftentimes, He’s answered our prayers, but because they didn’t come in the package we’d envisioned, we missed His answer which came in the form of an instruction.
Jesus told the lepers to ‘go.’ It didn’t matter that some were limping or in pain, He said ‘go!’ They had to do something to get what they wanted. Their healing depended on what they did. Your healing, deliverance from drugs, premarital sex, pornography, or mere gossiping and overeating depends on you and what He tells you to do. We want to believe that the problems we are faced with can be solved by just a touch from God who will gloriously send a multi-million dollar inheritance check to our mailbox or that we can shed the pounds by casting the calorie devil out of a bag of chips. Nope; we have our part in the victory. Ephesians 4:16 says, ‘…according to the effective working by which every part does its share…’ You have your share of work to do.
Don’t just sit and wait on someone to do it for you. Waiting on someone to discover your talent and voila you’re a star! No ma’am, you gotta work girl! Trust me, I speak from experience. For years I burdened my family because I knew I was called to minister which I thought meant I wasn’t suppose to have a j-o-b! Halle-lu-jer! For years I lost friendships, respect from others, and my dignity because I was waiting on something supernatural and spectacular to happen. But nine years later, I’m still unemployed and living with family members. The Spirit of the Lord revealed to me several years ago to start this newsletter, but I didn’t until June 15, 2011; and you, my dear reader are apart of my obedience today.
Stop waiting for your circumstance to get better or people to change. Because more than likely they won’t until you do.
Repent for being spiritually, and if need be, physically lazy. Ask God to give you the strength to do whatever it is that needs to be done and get-er-done!