Posted in Stories on Mar 07, 2018
In a world where there are so many counterfeit products, it is at times hard to figure out what is real and what is not. For instance, we have fake phones and medicine all branded as genuine products though they are counterfeit. We all appreciate real and genuine items, feelings and people. There is something moving that gets to our core when we experience real and genuine moments.
Allow me to share an experience; one morning on my way to work I passed by my former university to use the prayer room facility. Since I was early, I wanted to spend time with God, but this morning it felt different. Reason being my spending time with God was not coming from a place of being genuinely interested. It was coming from a place of being accustomed to go to the prayer room at that time in the morning so I said to myself ‘I might as well go and pray’.
That morning something changed when I got to the prayer room, yes I had gone to pray dah! It’s not like I was planning to swim or run a marathon; anyway as I opened my mouth declaring how I love God, honored Him, magnified Him I felt a conviction in my heart.
It’s as if God was saying ‘yeah right’ on my face. The conviction became even stronger. In the realization that I was not being genuine with God that morning concerning how I was feeling. The truth is I felt tired, worn out, fatigued and wanted nothing to do with salvation or God at that particular moment. I felt as though I was standing at the edge of a cliff and it might as well have been over…finito. Yes, that’s was how I felt that particular morning.
As I sat in that prayer room God reminded me that He searches the hearts of men, that He knows what is in our hearts even before we call on Him. I remembered that scripture calls that we worship God in Spirit and in truth…. yes, count on the Holy Spirit to remind us what the word of God says.
I felt a strong conviction that God was teaching me to be honest with Him about what I feel, what I need, what I want and where I am in my life and walk with Him. ‘Either way let’s face it He already knows what troubles me. Alpha and Omega…before I was He was and after am gone He will still be’. As I had said we all appreciate when we encounter genuine moments. I learnt it’s not any different with God, God wants us to be real with Him. To share with Him our joy, happiness, burdens, struggles and disappointments, because He is interested with everything concerning you. Don’t feel the need to fake it before Him. He is your creator and He only creates genuine master pieces.
Plus, where else can you feel free to be yourself without fear of judgement or condemnation. I have learnt that as I become real with Him I let go of the old wine skin and I become new wine skin. I am able to accommodate more love, acceptance, change and renewal of mind from the Holy Spirit.
I ENCOURAGE YOU TO BE REAL WITH GOD.