Thursday, July 8, 2010

Giving up

"HAVE YOU BEGGED AND PLEADED WITH GOD FOR SOMETHING YOU ARE REALIZING YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET? DO YOU SOMETIMES FEEL YOU MUST GIVE UP AND JUST LET THE LORD'S WILL BE DONE?? WE SOMETIMES FEEL AS IF WE'RE PLAYING TUG OF WAR WITH GOD. IN BITTER TEARS, WE SOMETIMES LET GO OF THE ROPE, TUMBLE TO THE GROUND, AND CRY, "HAVE YOU WAY, GOD! YOU ARE GOING TO DO WHAT YOU WANT ANYWAY."
PLEASE RECOGNIZE THAT GOD IS NOT PLAYING A GAME. HE WANTS TO SAY YES TO US SO BADLY. HE KNOWS HOW DESPERATELY WE WANT SOME OF THE THINGS FOR WHICH WE ARE ASKING. GOD DOESN'T JERK ON THE ROPE JUST SO HE CAN WIN. IN FACT, HE DOESN'T WANT US TO LET GO OF THE ROPE AT ALL. RATHER THAN TO SEE US DROP THE ROPE AND GIVE UP. HE SOMETIMES WANTS US TO HANG ON AND LET HIM PULL US OVER TO HIS SIDE.
GOD'S WILL IS ALWAYS BEST EVEN WHEN WE CANNOT IMAGINE HOW. SURRENDERING TO HIS WILL DOES NOT MEAN TO LOSE. ULTIMATELY, IT MEANS YOU WIN. GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO FEEL DEFEATED WHEN YOU REALIZE HE'S OVERRULED A DESIRE OF YOUR HEART. GOD IS NOT ASKING YOU TO GIVE UP. HE'S LEADING YOU TO GIVE OVER. KEEP HANGING ON TO THAT ROPE AND LET HIM PULL YOU OVER TO HIS SIDE. ONE DAY YOU'LL UNDERSTAND. AND YOU'LL SEE HIS GLORY."

This is from my Beth Moore study that I am doing in the mornings (when I'm not up all night...) but this was yesterday's message and it spoke so much truth into my life. Beth Moore just has a way with words; God has truly gifted her. I just wanted to post this because it spoke so deeply to me. I don't even feel like saying why. I just wanted to remember how great and profound this truth really is. I hope it speaks to you as well.

2 comments:

Julee Turner said...

Thank you so much for sharing these words! They really spoke to me and these thoughts have been in my head lately! And this was a wonderful reminder! I may use this passage on my blog to help others as well!

Ashley Fisher :) said...

I'm so glad Julee! Please use it! :)