Most of us have to undergo a stressful period before we really seek God. The stress may stem from sickness, death, divorce, unhappiness, financial instability, job related problems, family issues and even various types of addictions. If you are going through a stage of your life where you feel that you do not know which way to turn or what to do next, just remember God is waiting for you to call out to Him.
There are some people who were fortunate enough to grow up in a Christian home, they knew God from a tender age and gave their life to Christ prior to any major stressful period. This does not mean that these fortunate people do not have stress in their lives. It is just that they are able to deal with it much better than those of us who have not known or sought Jesus Christ before.
The devil will do anything to prevent you from making contact with God, because Satan knows that once you tap into Jesus Christ he will no longer have control over your life. You may feel that the problems are yours and you are the one responsible for finding the solutions. I can tell you though, the only one who will know the solutions to your problems is God.
He is the creator, He knows everything, he knows every grain of hair on our head and believe me, He is able to solve your problems.
All He wants you to do is:
- Accept the fact that you are a sinner.
- Repent from your sins.
- Acknowledge that you cannot solve your problems on your own and you need God’s help.
- Surrender everything to Him and have faith that He will turn things around.
- Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour i.e. be born of the Holy Spirit.
- Seek God and do His will.
I have experienced it personally, when I thought that my new job would be the biggest obstacle in my family’s life. But I said “Lord, I have faith in You and You said You will not give me more than I could bear”. God is so magnificent, He is able to take any problematic situation and turn it around into a positive one. Now, I just love my new job more and more because everywhere I go to work, I meet many fantastic new people that I can talk to about Christ. My wife has become so much more independent and I am happy knowing that if I should die now, she will be able to take care of our daughter.
There is a story in the bible in the Book of Esther which I have summarized like this:
A Jew called Mordecai saved King Ahasuerus from being assassinated unknown to the king. Mordecai had adopted Esther who won approval from King Ahasuerus and became the queen. There was a man called Haman who the king promoted and gave a high ranking position in the kingdom.
A decree was passed for the staff at the King’s Gate to bow down and pay homage to Haman. However, Mordecai because of his beliefs would not bow down to Haman.
It made Haman so angry that Mordecai would not bow down to him and pay homage that he set out to kill Mordecai together with all the Jews in the kingdom. Queen Esther instructed Mordecai to assemble the Jews and to pray and fast for three days as she had devised a plan to put forward to King Ahasuerus. In the meantime Haman had constructed a gallows to kill Mordecai. It was only then that King Ahasuerus discovered that Mordecai had saved him from being assassinated. So he asked Haman what honor and special recognition should be given to a man the king wanted to honor.
Foolishly, Haman did not know that King Ahasuerus wanted to honor Mordecai as he egoistically thought that the king wanted to honor him. Haman replied that the man should be dressed in the king’s royal garment and paraded on the king’s horse through the city square. King Ahasuerus then instructed Haman to do as he said to Mordecai. Later Haman and King Ahasuerus went to a feast prepared by Queen Esther and the king promised her that whatever she asked for it will be given on to her.
The queen requested that King Ahasuerus spare her life and the lives of her people.
She then informed the king of Haman’s plot to kill all the Jews in the kingdom. The king immediately commanded that Haman be hung on the gallows that was built for Mordecai. Mordecai was then given the position second to the king and became famous among the Jews.
Not only did God turn the situation around for Mordecai, but he even used his enemy, Haman, to parade him around the city square. Likewise if we place our trust in God, He is able to turn the most devastating situation around and allow us to come out on top. He will even use the same people who wanted to condemn us, to exalt us. Please do not think for one minute that your situation is hopeless.
We at Champion Dynamics would like to help you to bridge the gap if you need Jesus Christ in your life. This is what Champion Dynamics did for me a year ago. It was like crossing a bride, leaving behind the worries of the world and going to the other side to be in the love and glory of God. Once you get there, He will show you the way forward and open new doors for you. The day that you choose to accept Jesus as your Saviour will be the beginning of a bright future. You will never be the same again.
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