Posts Tagged ‘Faith’
Last couple of months I’ve been listening to so many people using this term-‘it’s God’s will’- that it actually rung a bell in my ears. I noticed many of us use this term-God’s will- not knowing what it actually means. A job that someone accepted and then got fired after few months was construed to be God’s will. Someone else was desperately seeking to buy a bigger house and then when they got one, they termed it as ‘God’s will’.
I wondered in both the situations – was it really God’s will in the first place or was it our own will and when things didn’t work out as it expected to be or just because our wish got fulfilled, we termed it as God’s will.
What is God’s will? Simply explained God’s will is what God has ordained for us, what He wishes for us and what He knows what is best for us.
How do we know it is God’s will in our life? This happens only when we surrender our actions completely to God. For example, if I like someone and through permutation and combination get into a friendship with her and say it is God’s will – No, that’s not what would be God’s will. That’s my will that got through by my own permutations etc. But if instead I do this: when I want friends I need to ask God to send His people into my life and keep having a positive attitude towards every person I meet; instead of judging or criticising anyone, when I expectantly wait for God’s timing – that is God’s will. When it is God’s will, we have complete peace about it. Even if sometimes doubt crops in, you just need to tell God – “God, I am going ahead in faith believing it’s Your will. If it’s not, then just stop me.” And you will find that if God stops you, you will never feel disappointed or frustrated.
When we lust for something and want it at any cost, we tend to not see what God has actually reserved for us. And God has always reserved the best for us. Let us leave our escapist attitude by doing everything by our will and then putting the onus on God. Rather we should take responsibility for our own actions and wait for God to move in our life. This way we’ll get the best what God has reserved for each one of us. And let God be in the driver’s seat of our life rather than we driving it our own self– Love, Shalini Mehta
Today while I was counselling someone in the morning, I got revealed by God why some people’s faith works and others don’t. You see, when our prayers get answered, our faith keeps increasing and we say that yes God is working for us. But when we keep praying and do not get any results, we wonder where our faith is getting diluted.
I realized this because people come to me and ask me to pray for them and their family. When I encourage them to pray on their own so that they can build their personal relationship with God, they would tell me that our faith does not work. I would wonder that when God is no respecter of persons then why their faith does not work, where their faith is getting diluted.
Today morning I got this revealed to me by God that our faith works when we are obedient to God by loving people. All that God wants from us is to love one another as He loves us. Now what is love? There are many people who I see around me saying that they love me and they love my child but then when I see their actions, it tells me a completely opposite story. Like for example there is this lady who always tells me that my daughter is special for her and that she loves her. But few days back my daughter was down with severe cough and she burnt dry leaves that spread thick smoke all around my house and it became suffocating for all of us especially for my daughter. But on telling her that this was creating discomfort for us she told me that we have to adjust.
When we do not treat people right by our actions we actually don’t love them, we are just providing lip service to them. This does not impress God at all. And that is when our faith also does not work. I was like this for many many years before I came in relationship with God. I did not treat Vinay with respect but told everyone that we had a love marriage and we love each other a lot. Now on one hand I was trying to make Vinay pay for all the men who had not treated me right and on the other hand saying that I loved him. I did not actually love him. Then how could my faith work?
So the next time when we see our faith not working, we need to look into ourselves and check who we are not treating right. – Shalini Mehta