Living a victorious Christian life is what we desire when we give our lives to Christ. After all, Jesus said that He came so that we can live abundant lives (John 10:10). But sometimes we wonder how that will happen, especially with the past season of global pandemic. Over the last year and a half, the pandemic has interrupted our plans and goals and left us suffocating under masks and exhausted from all the social distancing measures.
But even after all of this, by trusting that God’s plan for our lives is still intact, it is possible to live a victorious life; If we operate from a place of victory rather than defeat due to what is going on all around us and we can celebrate as we look forward to a great ending to 2021.
To Trust God is to also trust his timing. The answers to your prayers may not come immediately but that does not mean that God is ignoring you or punishing you. It just means it is not time for you to see the physical manifestation of your prayer request. With time, you will see the answer though because delay is not denial.
Oftentimes we imagine that God is distant, and that all he really cares about is us doing right by him. But that could not be further from the truth. God wants your heart and all of you. God longs to love on you and cover you in his glory. He wants to spoil you with his never ending, unfailing love, something we often long for from humans, but that no man on earth can truly give us.
The time of isolation can be a great blessing if well utilized. An average 21first century man is a workaholic! It is a day of increasing emphasis on doing more with our lives. We wake up daily with loads of schedules for the day, weeks, and months. Hardly do we have time for self-development and capacity building.
Why does God speak to us like we are already more then we see or relate to us as if we can understand? We may feel and only be able to physically see one thing but still be in the process of becoming what and who God says we are. Beyond what we can see with our limited physical eyes is a reality seen by our creator. He calls us what He sees and thankfully, He sees us through the finished work of the cross. Abraham isn't credited as the Father of our Faith because of anything He did. He didn't get God's attention by living like a saint. We call him 'father' because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody.