2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfil his promises as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Have you ever being in a season were you are believing for a blessing from God, you have prayed, fasted, are serving, commit to mountain prayer walks and still no change. The word does say, ask and it shall be given, knock and the door shall be opened etc but the blessing is still being withheld. Does this sound familiar? Being a child of God in such pressing times can seemingly be difficult to remain steadfast in his word and take heed to God’s precepts. With a long waiting period where nothing seems to be moving, you can easily tend to feel inadequate even to ask our Heavenly Father for anything from him. However, have you ever considered the condition of your heart (hmmm)? As the word indicated, “But God is patient toward you” so essentially God loves us(You and l) so much to wait for us to reach a place of repentance. l have come to the realisation that sometimes it’s more of the heart and allowing yourself to let go of a place, the past, things, people or a person, that way God can work through us. Repentance means a change of heart and mind that brings us closer to God. When you have so much clutter in your life, you tend to go on about your business, to a larger extent you miss the mark but when you declutter the baggage or mess there’s so much freedom and awakening of your true self.
There’s a scripture that l was taught in my teens that says ‘Do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked'(Galatians 6:7). Although in the public eye you are serving, praying, fasting but if the condition of your heart is not pleasing before God, undoubtedly your blessing will delay#selfsabotage. At times when there’s a delay in a blessing, people tend to sought to other means to get answers but not knowing the answer lies in walking away from a certain habit, addiction, person or people. It’s never easy to walk away within our own power but we have the Holy Spirit to guide us through it all. I recall a time in my life where things just seemed dead but l took time to myself and had a change of heart, truly things started to fall into place. The beauty when God blesses you, he just doesn’t bless you but he literally pours the blessings into your life!
Though we meet with affliction, we must go on in our obedience. Yes, we have faced missed opportunities but we must stay grounded in the word of God and allow the Holy Spirit to be centered in our decisions. God blesses us in good and in difficult times but the condition of our hearts also matter to him. Stay Blessed and be encouraged!