On Sunday morning I was listening to one of my mentor on the radio and from his message came a revelation. I would like you to go with me to the book of Exodus 3vs1 (in case you don’t have a bible nearby, not to worry, I will quote)
1 One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God.
2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up.
3 “This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.”
STOP!!! There is the phrase I need “I must go see it”. Moses wanted to know more so he went seeking.
Moses was not sitting in his compound sipping chilled wine when the lord appeared to him; he was busy and yet, took the time out to go seek the lord.
My question to you is: In your busy schedule have you made time out to seek the face of the lord, to ask for directions or are you directing yourself. Most times in our life we always think we survive and succeed on our plan or idea and failing to realize, may be our plans are not God’s plan for our life. Often we find ourselves in difficult situation and we still stick to our DIY (Do it yourself) method. Little wonder you see a potential CEO of a multinational company missed his calling and work for years as a low level staff in a company he is not appreciated or a potential great writer roaming the streets applying for a sales Representative job.
And the sad thing is, this process have been passed down through generations which have resulted in struggles to make a living, poverty striking generations and unused-potential-rich-cemetery, if you know what I mean. Let me share a little story I found with you.
This is one of the best explanations of why God allows pain and suffering that I have seen. It’s an explanation everyone will understand.
A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: “I don’t believe that God exists.”
“Why do you say that?” asked the customer.
“Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can’t imagine a loving a God who would allow all of these things.”
The customer thought for a moment, but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and un-kept. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: “You know what?
Barbers do not exist.”
“How can you say that?” asked the surprised barber.
“I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!”
“No!” the customer exclaimed. “Barbers don’t exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.”
“Ah, but barbers DO exist! What happens is, people do not come to me.”
“Exactly!”- affirmed the customer. “That’s the point!
God, too, DOES exist! What happens, is, people don’t go to Him and do not look for Him. That’s why there’s so much pain and suffering in the world.”
The moral here is: for you to succeed and attain your full potential in life; you need to seek God help because you can never do it on your own. The book of Hebrew 11vs6b: he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him and also Matthew 6vs33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. At this point I will have to stick to that proverb that says “A word is enough for the wise”.