#Online Bible Study

Just Because He Knows What He’s Doing With My Life…

Dear God,
I need a change. Any change. Some change. Something to let me know that my life isn’t just wasting away. At least let me get the job and go out like normal people per day…
*sobs and sobs and sobs*
-Tuesday August 16th 2016

 

I have been dished a lot of lies by satan since this week and I won’t even go into the risk of repeating them.
But even one of the lies was that I should just slither to one place, dump the blog and roll over and play dead, to resurface whenever I feel like…
I have an idea of what triggered this but I won’t even go into that.
The deal is that I have just been struggling with thoughts a lot… with my life making no sense even to me. I have moved past wanting things from God but basically satan took my fear of “is God really in charge of my life” and spinned it into this large Web where I almost got sunk.
So yesterday, it all came to a head with me just pouring out to God (there’s no one else who understands anyway…)…
And before I slept, I stumbled unto this video I had filmed at the beginning of the year and I can’t explain how it helped me…
You can watch it below:

 

I picked one phrase from my words in that video and that is that “I will trust that He knows what He is doing with my life”.
And so I sat and listened to myself speak about trusting God and said amen as I prayed in that video because truly, I was at a place where it all just clicked.
I was fighting for my trust in Jesus.
And fighting to hold on to the truth that He knows what He is doing with and in my life.
And that phrase made so much sense because, in as much as satan has been bombarding my mind with silly stuff, the one verse/weapon God gave me was Jeremiah 29:11.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you Frances, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

 

And so every time I sat and poured out before Him, He in turn gave me back that verse.
So I have been camping out there this week.
Reading and meditating on it in the morning, throughout my day and before I sleep at night.

I may not have a semblance of order with the way my life is going right now but SEE! HE THINKS ABOUT ME!
The creator of the universe thinks about me!
And all His thoughts about me are thoughts of good and not evil.
He is currently making plans on how to bring me to the expected end He has planned for me before the beginning of time.

So I have been meditating on that truth over and over.

After my crying sessions (lol), I will pick up my Bible again and read that.

Read it in different versions and just wrap myself around in its truth.
That one verse has been the reason why I have held up sane in the past few days.

I want to first of all say how grateful I am to God that He never leaves us lonely.
As much as we run into Him, He ensures that He calms and stills our weary souls and really, with just a WORD.
I have learnt to shut down and cry to God in bad times. He won’t judge me you know?
He would simply try His best to get me to lay my burden down at His feet and He always succeeds at that job pretty well.

Last night before going to bed, I said “thank you Jesus”.
And again stupid thoughts came in with “what are you thanking God for?”.
Aha! I saw an opportunity to rub it in!
Well, because He has me fixed in the centre of His palm, He is working in my life right now and He never leaves me lonely. He is always with me.
How can I not thank Him?
Ah, satan I am not going down the ingrate route with you!

So why am I sharing this with you all? In an unconventional kind of #OnlineBibleStudy no less?
Because I don’t know if anyone else out there has been thinking hits from wrong thoughts in their minds lately…
It starts from a small thought you know?
And before you know it, you are depressed and scared and crying and satan is laughing because they think that they have got you to lose sight of God and now they can suck your joy, etc, etc.
Girl and guys, just stop right there now!

You can cry and think all you will BUT you must make sure that it ends with you believing God’s truth and not the lies.
Don’t take what satan is dishing out to you!

You’ve got to use this time to dig into God’s Word, get a Word for yourself and let it be ever before you!
Before you go to bed at night, meditate on it and let it wash over you.
When you wake up in the morning, say it out loud to yourself.
Tell God over and over that you chose to believe His word concerning your life and you chose to trust Him.
I have had to have those prayers over and over again..

“I trust you Lord…
I trust you…
I trust you…”
And just because I know that you know what you are doing with and in my life, I will praise you.
Still I say, “THANK YOU JESUS”.

It’s a battle to trust in our Lord dears.
I am in it.
You are in it.
And we have the weapons to win it.
The Word.
Trust and our faith in God.

And just because I wanna rub it in, again I will end by saying “thank You Jesus!”.

You know what you are doing with our lives and you have good plans for us even though we may not see it, we see YOU and that my Lord is enough for us to believe.

You can say the above words along with me if you are standing at the spot where I am right now.

I love you all dears.

 

Till our next Online Bible Study,
Love,
Frances.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Mobolaji
    August 17, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Bebe! This post is apt!

    I’m practically off the internet o.(No whatsapp and all of that- only emails when I get to work.)

    Maybe one day I will have the words to describe this year and this season, but right now- I don’t.

    Sometimes, I wonder- ‘Hope I am ok? Did I really hear God say this and that? Is it true? Is He even seeing me?’

    But it doesn’t negate the fact that God is and is I AM. Meaning, He wasn’t, He IS! And He never leaves.

    I’m off Social Media for a few days, trying to find myself again (I guess.) When God said He’d stretch me this year ehn, I never knew it would be so…

    I’m grateful though. I really am, because even in the midst of this place, He knows my name and the number of hair on my head- That’s all that matters.

    Also, I sense that God is calling a lot of us into a deeper walk with Him. Like, a DEEPER walk. One that we can’t even explain, but it is real.
    We can’t continue to be shallow Believers. We must be so rooted in Christ in this ‘dry place’, that nothing, absolutely nothing can shake us ‘in plenty.’

    I don’t even know if all I’ve said made sense.

    Love ya boo! Praying too…

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      August 17, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Yes all you have said “makes sense” B!
      especially because my word today has been Luke 1:80 “and the child GREW and waxed stronger in the Spirit and remained in the DESERT until the time of His showing forth unto Israel”..

      I feel a deep need to GROW too, in the Word and in deep intimacy with Jesus.

      Oh its a different path we are on and we must be sensitive to what God is saying.

      See all these stupid stunt satan is playing… remember the message you sent me? Its our seed he is trying to boycott and cut short but NO! God has got our number!!!! staying in Him ALL THE WAY!!!

  • Reply
    EBUKA
    August 19, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    this is my first visit here but i wish i had seen it sometime but its all well. this post lets me know am not alone in this. btw why am i really feeling like starting a blog?

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      August 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      Thank God still, I am certain you are here at just the right time Ebuka and it sure is great to know that we are not alone, God is with us and places people on our path that lets us know we are indeed surrounded by a cloud of witnesses.

      Welcome to the blog..

      And oh ascertain on starting your own blog and if its a yes, do take the plunge!
      One of our ladies on our ladies started hers this year after sharing with us on her desire to do so and its been awesome with her…6months down and more to go.
      Her blog is http://distinguishedlives.wordpresscom

      Maybe it will give you a boost too.
      Cheers!

  • Reply
    Amaka
    August 24, 2016 at 4:15 am

    “I may not have a semblance of order with the way my life is going right now but SEE! HE THINKS ABOUT ME!”

    That’s it.

    It’s a war. We keep fighting for our faith! Sometimes I LET the devil win, but I get back up stronger. Thank God for GRACE.

    2016, hmmmm. . . The question God asked me at the beginning of the year rings louder “Do you know what it takes to carry my glory?”

    Frances, this journey get as e be! Thanks for this post.

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      August 26, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      Lool, my sister in this walk…eerily similar deals for us both Amakamedia…
      I remember when you shared that question He asked you on greater glory stuffs, now indeed He is answering by using situations to teach you what He really means.
      Sometimes though I have to give it up for Daddy, He is sooo smart. I am smiling as I type that.
      His ways are zig-zag to our eyes at times but oh, they are still the realest deal and we wont have it no other way would we?

      Like you said #grace.

      *Love*

  • Reply
    Oluwasegun
    August 25, 2016 at 12:17 am

    ‘Just because he (Jesus Christ) knows what he is doing with my life”
    What comforting words.I am so encouraged by this message you have shared, a true story of my life right now. It has reached the point I just have to trust Jesus on my next step….
    lately , the word that keeps dropping in my heart is that Lord requires I learn of him….we all should learn of him so we can be like him “Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your creator and become like him” Colossians 3v10(NLT)

    Further more it is written “For God knew his people (you&I) in advance ,and he chose them to become like his Son,so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.And having chosen them,he called them(you&I) to come to him.And having called them (you&I),he gave them the right standing with himself.And having given them the right standing, he gave them his glory” Romans 8v29-30.

    The devils doesn’t want us to know and live in this truths,Gods divine plan for us here on earth is to be like his son-Jesus
    its been a battle for me and i am done ,my soul and body is weary from fighting ..i.lost all the battles anyways..I have decided to handover all to Jesus.(not an easy task) I have so much to learn from the Holy spirit , sometimes I feel like a toddler in the Lords day care centre…what do I know? …..the journey is a humblying one even as my flesh tries to resist in pride….but praise God i am constantly assured of victory in Christ Jesus…what words of comforts…even as I type .the thoughts echo in my head aloud “learn of me”

    May the unending love of Jesus Christ keep us all

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      August 26, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Amen Oluwasegun, amen!

      That verse struck me also while reading Colossians this week, especially because we are on a study on being “women of godly character”on our ladies group…essentially that is becoming like Jesus.

      One of our Pastor’s at Church told me something early this year when I had some stuff I was working through, she said God uses stuff that happens in our lives, resistance that comes to us, etc, to work out His character in our lives. Love, gentleness, humility, etc.

      So we become like Him ultimately.. each situation building more of Him-our Lord Jesus Christ in us.

      May we humbly learn at His feet in Jesus name, amen.

      And welcome to the blog!
      First time commenter here 🙂
      I hope the words here blesses you and breathe life into you as the Holy Spirit highlights them to your heart..amen

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