Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do… When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44
Welcome to Heart2Heart devotional. We have 2 devotionals for today, one for singles and the other for couples. This one is for singles only. If you are married, read the other write up for couples only. Singles, let’s now continue from where we stopped yesterday on the 3 dangerous lies most singles believe.
LIE #2: GOD WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT, WHEN YOU WANT IT, AND HOW YOU WANT IT: The devil is a master at twisting scriptures. He comes and whispers into the ear of a single lady, ‘if you desire to get married this year, tell God that by April this year I want to be settled in my own home with my own partner.
It is as simple as that. After all, didn’t God say ask and it will be given to you? Doesn’t the Bible also say He will give you the desires of your heart?’ So the lady goes to God and tells Him to settle her by April and naively expects that God will make everything fall in place for her to get married in April.
January comes and goes and nothing has happened. February comes and goes, still nothing has happened. April comes and April quickly goes. Sadly, nothing has happened. Before she knows it, a whole year has come and gone and she’s still single.
Don’t think I am undermining the place of faith here. There have been people who started the year not in a relationship and who believed God that by a particular month they would be married and actually got married.
But this is not a general rule that applies to all singles’; it’s not something that may work for all singles’. When it comes to the issue of when, where and how a person gets married, there are really no general rules.
Singles’ get frustrated because Satan wants them to believe that what happened to ‘A’ will and should happen to them the same way it happened to ‘A’. Forgetting that each person is a unique individual, who will have unique experiences in the process of fulfilling a unique destiny.
HEAR ME: It is a big lie that God will give you what you want, when you want it and how you want it. I am sure someone will say how can that be a lie? After all, the Bible says that God will give me the desires of my heart.
TAKE THIS: God gives you the desires of your heart if those desires are aligned to His will and timing for your life.
Talking about God fulfilling the desires of your heart, you need to understand and appreciate the place of divine timing. Divine timing has a lot to do with expectations being met and fulfilled. Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us that God makes all things beautiful in His time. Did you read that? God has a time.
So when you say God will give you the desires of your heart, know that such a statement isn’t absolute. It is subject to God’s will and God’s timing for each person. God bless you.
CONFESSION OF THE DAY: The weapons may be fashioned against me but they won’t prosper. Amen
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PRAYER FOR THE DAY: Thank God for His word this morning. If there is something you are trusting God for, you can talk to him about it now. I now agree with you in prayers and I call forth your miracle in JesusI remain Your constant Friend,Dr Andy KwakpovweFollow me on Twitter@drandykwas,Instagram@dr.andykwas,FB@ Dr Andy KwakpovweWhatsApp @08032063909