GOD IS GOD ISN'T - EXERCISE
The Bible tells us to "Believe that He is..." As found in Hebrews 11:7, But do we? Have we trusted God in every area of our lives? Do we have doubt and unbelief still? Are we battling with frustration and anger still. Do you still feel "under" than "over?" If you have done all you know and still feeling "stuck" in areas of your life, then this insight will truly help you.
We must believe that He is. But before it says that it says, "For without faith it's impossible to please Him, for we must first believe that He is..." I believe this scripture describes faith. Yes, faith is believing, but believing what? Believing that He exists. When you do that, you please Him. So many of you are saying I do believe He exists. I would like to submit to you the possibility that in some areas of your life you believe He is there, and in other areas you do not believe He is there. How do you know which areas?
I have a little exercise you can do. Get a piece of paper and draw a line down the center making two columns. On the left top column write, "God is" and on the right top column write "God isn't." Then begin to write down all the areas you are in complete faith toward God about in the left column. Things like believing He loves you. Now if you have any doubt at all about that, then write it on the right hand column. I believe you'll write more down on the right side than on the left especially if you are still struggling in your life as a Christian. But this is NOT to condemn you, it's to help you see you can go to God in these areas of your life so he can restore, heal, mend, deliver and forgive.
For example on the right side it may be that you don't trust Him completely in your finances. How do you know that? If you are worried about them all the time, especially when bills come or it's payday. How about when you need car repairs, home repairs, etc. Are you in fear about how you will meet those needs. If you are, then write it down on the right column. In order to be free, you have to see what has you bound.
Many times in the Word of God it says what things are not before it says what it is. For example, "The Kingdom of God is NOT meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost" (Matthew). So it says here what it's not before it lists what it is. So we need to recognize what we are in fear, anxiety, stress, panic, terror, frustration, or anger about before we can see how to get out of it. We need to recognize our heart first!!!
Now once you have a made a list of things, start with the first thing and take it to the Lord. Be specific too. If you have a hard time with talking with someone because you are afraid of their response, then tell God that. Be specific in going to God. And so in this case, confess your sin of fear, fear of man, rejection, etc., in EACH and every situation that you take to Him. It's those little hidden things that could be keeping you stuck!
This teaching is critical in seeing the Word of God at work in your own life. If you don't have a close personal relationship with God, and trust Him in every area of your life, you will have struggles. You may even feel like you aren't progressing in your life like you think you should. It could be these little foxes...
God only wants you to live in peace. He doesn't say everything will be perfect around you because He does rain on the just and unjust. But when those rains come you will not be moved! That's where he's getting you. And in order to get there, you really need to know Him intimately in every area of your life. I know when someone is in fear about a family member, there is a possible problem with control. God is in control and the only one - so we need to rest in knowing that. We cannot change anyone, only God can do that.
I pray you get a deep revelation in this area of your life that before you can really see all the blessings come to you, you need to "know" the blessing giver and that He is in every area of your life, and that Blessing giver is God the Father of Jesus Christ.