Do you feel like helping God?

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Goodbyes are forLosers (2)

There are times in our lives when it seems nothing is working. Not even the new wristwatch you got. Nada! Zilch! Then you somehow remember some of God’s promises; ‘You’re the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath’. You laugh hard ‘cause you’re way below ‘beneath’. You’re flat ass broke, lonely, depressed, helpless; basically, you’re pretty low. But soon enough you catch a tiny glimpse of hope; a deal, a proposition from a friend, a promise made by someone to send you funds, a connection that seems to be just what you needed.

You’re back up, with your mind churning out plans per second. Planning is a drug that gives you a high you just can’t describe. You’ve already printed out the blueprints for your life. Forgetting that this was what got you in the sorry state in the first place- tryna do things for yourself, by yourself. Let’s pause a bit and take a trip down the Bible lane.

There was a time the children of God were transferring the Ark of the Covenant, pretty much God’s very presence. Along the rocky path, the Ark tilted and looked like it would fall off, so this guy jumps based on reflex to help balance the Ark and he was struck dead. I mean, the Ark is falling and you swoop in to help, pretty basic stuff anyone would have done, yeah? But in this story we learn one simple truth; YOU CAN’T HELP GOD. He doesn’t need your help.

Now before we get back to the first story, let’s take a detour to the life of the beautiful wife of Abraham who was long promised a son. She waited and waited and was tired of waiting. Then one day the brilliant idea came into her mind, just maybe what God meant by they would have a son was that they should find a means to do so. You know, either go adopt or maybe get a surrogate- oh wait, she had a pretty slave girl who would make a fine son for Abraham. Voila! She ran with the idea and well, it didn’t turn out so well in the end. Once again, you can’t help God.

So yes, you’ve gotten that promise from man, that glimpse of hope that your life can be saved by your extra efforts and your intellectual prowess. Off you go by your strength and might. But still you don’t go so far. Flop! You’re back on your bum.

God’s promises can only be fulfilled by the hands of God, not by your efforts. I’ve been in situations where I’ve felt my brilliance or wits could help me but I’ve been largely disappointed. And then other seasons where I know I couldn’t have done anything to get what I got- purely God’s hands at work. On the scoreboard in my mind, it’s M-0 and God- 100. And that’s how it should be. Not 50-50.

Only the hand of God can fulfill God’s plan. But hey, you need faith- a teeny tiny bit of it would do- You need to believe that God loves you and He isn’t a mean, Hercules looking god somewhere with a hammer waiting to pound you. God loves you and has great plans for you. You’ve gotta believe it and watch Him step into your messy state to help you.

So whenever you feel like helping God, take my advice- DON’T. He’s got this!

Lots of love,

M.

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14 thoughts on “Do you feel like helping God?

    robscornerweb said:
    August 6, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    I have faced this issue and was perplexed by not knowing even knowing what the work of God was. Slowly God revealed the answer to my plea of what do you want me to do. You’ll find if you do a study of the word that the work of God is to believe on his word and watch the wor produce results.

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      Dainty M responded:
      August 9, 2017 at 10:16 AM

      So true! Thanks for that contribution Rob!

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        robscornerweb said:
        August 10, 2017 at 12:26 PM

        I appreciate your comment, it lets me know that someone’s listening and is being helped. I would like to keep in contact so we can share the wisdom that God has given us. I don’t know how to do this, can you help? robscornerweb.wordpress.com

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        robscornerweb said:
        August 14, 2017 at 11:07 AM

        It’s always so awesome to know that what one does makes a difference in someone’s life. It’s also as awesome to know that their is someone out there to be a help to me.

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    BrwnSknSwty said:
    August 7, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    Thank you I needed to hear this

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    Diana M said:
    August 7, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    So I’m reading these words and the first thing on my mind is that your writing has gotten so much better and I’m super proud of you girl.

    Now to the post – this is awesome and true
    You can’t help God and this doesn’t just have to do with your life and also somehow resonates with fighting his battles for him. Thanks for the post

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      Dainty M responded:
      August 9, 2017 at 10:15 AM

      Thank you for the encouragement DM! 😊

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    Brave♥py said:
    August 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    Wow!
    This is food for my soul.
    Coming just when i need it…
    Thanks dear for this blessing.
    I trust God for grace for patience to wait well in those seasons.

    You are amazing! 😊

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      Dainty M responded:
      August 9, 2017 at 10:15 AM

      Thank you dear for stopping by! 😘

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    Taneisha said:
    September 13, 2017 at 8:45 PM

    This was rigjt on time. As i finish one of my summer reads Joyce Meyers the battlefield of the mind. My thoughts has taken to a place I never want to be in. I never truly understand how i had to daily check my thoughts and line them up with Gods word. Including those thoughts that make me think I can fix EVERYTHING. I am a planner plus a fixer which isnt the best combo. Because I realize God waited for me to sit my butt down and do what he told me all this time which is wait, meditate on his word. And allow him to carry out his plan for me. All in all your post was a confirmation that he will truly provide all ours needs to check our thoughts that makes us think otherwise.

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      Dainty M responded:
      September 18, 2017 at 7:42 AM

      Amen! Thanks for stopping by as you promised Taneisha 😀

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        robscornerweb said:
        September 20, 2017 at 2:14 AM

        Daintym – Bravo, you hit the nail dead center. There’s a scripture found in Proverbs that the Holy Spirit has been having me read over and over. Your commentary drove home what he was teaching me, it says “acknowledge the lord in all your ways and he will direct your steps.” I too struggle with the my plans my way mind set. James talks about this too, he talks about two individuals saying we will go into such and such a city and and do this and that and James called this sin. I know that I have often made plans that seemed good but ended in catastrophe. There’s a scripture in the gospels and I don’t remember which one but but it says that the work of God is to believe. This is what Abraham did he knew that God had said the through Isaac, that all man kind would be blessed. His faith had grown so strong that what God said he would do, he would do so if God said kill him he was going to kill him. He put the outcome in God’s hands. Rahhab also did this she did as the spies said to do fully trusting that what they had promised, they would do. The first chapter of second Peter also touches on this point. So thank you so much for allowing yourself to be used of God. I know that you have definitely been a positive sister in the Lord toward me.

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        Dainty M responded:
        September 23, 2017 at 12:53 AM

        Thank God! Thank you Rob for shedding more light on this! God bless you!

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