Can You? Will You?

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I’ve been praying about one thing in particular from the beginning of the year. My faith got pumped up and I even had works to show that I believed in what would happen. Well, my faith dwindled, especially when it got to the waiting part; where it’s as though I’m waiting for eternity to know if it would happen or not. Kinda like a woman waiting for the results of a pregnancy test or a prospective student anxiously waiting for the admission list. You get the picture, waiting is painful at times. Of course doubt broke through my not so thick faith defence. Questions ran through my mind: Can He do it? Will He do it? What if it isn’t His plan? Will I be angry with Him? Why hope when I may just end up being disappointed? Now remember I was waiting, but the last question became my main stay. Why hope? Why stay expectant when you may just end up disappointed. There’s this saying “expectations lead to disappointment”. That’s a phrase for the hopeless and faithless.

God wants you to be expectant. He’s a loving Father who gives good gifts to His children i.e. us!

Can He do it?  Yes! Eph 3:20 eph

Will He do it? Yes! He said ask…Matt 7:7-8

Lemme paint a scenario for you: So I’m a super rich diplomat whose son’s 10th birthday is in a few weeks. Of course I love him so much to give him anything he asks for. And he comes and says; ‘Mom, I want a sports car as my birthday gift’ I’d lovingly tell him ‘not until you’re 18. Ask for something else’. Now I’m not withholding the car because I hate him. It’s rather the opposite; I love him too much to see him get hurt by a car he isn’t mature enough to have! So even though I have any car he would ever ask for, I just wouldn’t give him for a 10th birthday!

God has everything at His disposal and He can give you anything as long as you ask for the right things. 

If my son should ask for a summer tour of Europe, I would most likely oblige because I know there is so much for him to learn and such exposure to new cultures would help him in the long run. The tour of all the European cities may be more expensive than the car but I wouldn’t mind because I know it’s for his good.

**Besides, what’s a sports car when he is 18- I would most likely get Mercedes Benz to customize a car for him 😉

Likewise God will give us what we ask for as long as they align with His plans. And when He doesn’t give us just yet, it’s because He’s got something better up His sleeves.

Now the puzzling part is how do you know God’s will? How do you ask for things He is willing to give you?  By the Holy Spirit! 

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. –Rom 8:26-27 (emphasis by me)

He lives in you as long as you’re born again. He helps with your prayers and prays according to God’s will.

Whenever in doubt, know He can and He will do it as long as you pray according to His will through His Spirit. So if you’re like me who has been struggling with a dwindling faith, remember that God is a loving Father and there’s no good thing He will withhold from you. Cheers to faith living!

Have a good news-filled week ahead!

©Mfon Etuk, 2016

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19 thoughts on “Can You? Will You?

    Oluwasesan said:
    June 12, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Going through the waiting period can be frustrating, it takes the grace of God to keep the faith while in wait. Thank God that however he is fateful not judging us according to our dealings

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      Dainty M responded:
      June 13, 2016 at 10:27 AM

      Thank God! Indeed waiting isn’t so fun but God will keep strengthening us. Thanks Sesan! 🙂

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    mihrank said:
    June 13, 2016 at 3:44 AM

    this is one of your best blog and words….I deeply agree…

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      Dainty M responded:
      June 13, 2016 at 10:28 AM

      Thank God! Glad you enjoyed it Kalay 🙂

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    Lilacs and Stuff said:
    June 13, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    This came just when i needed to hear this. God bless you Mfon☺😙

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      Dainty M responded:
      June 13, 2016 at 10:29 AM

      Thank God it ministered to you Harriet. God bless you too dear! ❤

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    D'Dream said:
    June 13, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    I can relate to this post and I know most people can too. From my experience waiting can be really HARD,PAINFUL AND DEMORALIZING. But Overtime I begin to grasp this understanding that waiting and faith goes hand in hand. The bible talks about following those who through faith and PATIENCE inherit the promises.

    Thanks for sharing this, I glean some awesome truth from this. Have a great week

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      Dainty M responded:
      June 13, 2016 at 10:31 AM

      Thank God! Yeah, waiting could be all of that and it does go with faith. I pray we all grasp the truth of God’s word as we stay expectant. Thanks Immanuel for sharing! Have a lovely week. 🙂

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    papberry said:
    June 13, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    Cheers to faith!
    I’m so much blessed.keep on writing and God bless you!

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    SuperMommyofTwins said:
    June 13, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    I love your sports car analogy, and I’ve always loved the verse. God can do anything even things we can’t even think or imagine and His timing is perfect even though our tiny brains don’t understand it. Great post – great reminder!

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      Dainty M responded:
      June 13, 2016 at 3:39 PM

      Thank God! Oh, I’m sure you’ve had to deny your kids some things that were harmful for them- but they won’t just get it! Just like you said, our tiny brains don’t understand. Thanks SuperMom! 🙂

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    Courtney said:
    June 13, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Great post! Very uplifting and I love the analogy! That sort of reminded me of a parable! 😃

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      Dainty M responded:
      June 13, 2016 at 4:22 PM

      Thank God! Please share the parable Courtney! 😀

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    loluwaand said:
    June 13, 2016 at 11:59 PM

    Thank you this is amazing…I am also in the waiting period right now and I have asked questions in doubt but now I am back to just trusting Him unconditionally and remembering that I am not serving God because of the things I can get but because I love Him and I want to spend time in His presence forever…beautiful piece loved every moment of it.
    “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you”

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    rolerrol said:
    June 14, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    One of my pastors teaches us that we don’t get but what we believe only what we expect!
    So yes, we must be expectant.
    The Lord will come through!

    Rolain

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