Question: I know what God’s Word says but how do I get it to work for me?
Let me answer this by sharing some of my own journey with you…
When my husband was first diagnosed as ‘sterile’, I received, believed and conceived the diagnosis of the doctor, ‘that we would never have a child of our own’. This diagnosis and other natural circumstances were more real to me than God and His healing power. I would constantly beg, plead and cry out for God’s help because I could see no way out of our situation. I saw Shaun and myself as a childless couple. Every baby, or pregnant woman was just a painful reminder of what I did not have and what I was told that I could not have. The more I focused on these natural circumstances, the more hopeless my situation would become – in my outlook and thinking!
I thank God that this was short lived! It was not long before I discovered this truth in His Word…
Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, 26 and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span. Exodus 23:25-26(NIV)
When I discovered this truth, it became a shot of life to me BUT my feelings, thinking or circumstances did not change. In fact everything appeared to grow worse and because I did not know how to see that truth become reality in my life, I would let go of this truth and end up stuck in the natural realm. So I was constantly being torn between the natural circumstances and the truth of what God’s Word says.
It is important when we get stuck in the flesh like this that we can simply stop, wait and listen. Why try to ‘make God’s Word work’ when He Himself can show you what to do?! When I stopped ‘doing’ and started ‘listening’ He began to show me how to walk by what His Word says to remain in a place of rest and not walk by what my circumstances said. Now, when I say rest I mean to rest in God’s ability and not in our own abilities. At first this whole process was difficult for me, because up until that point I had only ever known how to walk by my feelings, emotions and by what my natural senses were telling me. Instead I had to keep God’s Word close to my heart because my natural thinking and analyzing would always get the better of me. I achieved this by meditating (which means to study, ponder, utter, mutter) on God’s truths regardless of how I felt and regardless of what the circumstances were. And you know what? Soon God’s truth became more real to me than my natural circumstances! I found that all the begging, pleading, striving and desperation left me! I also started to see myself with my victory (my baby) rather than without it. And what was happening to other couples (good or bad) no longer affected me because I knew God’s will for my own life and for my own family! I also found that what was happening each month in the natural (no positive pregnancy test) was no longer tormenting me or stealing my joy! And praise God, soon my natural circumstances began to line up with what I saw through the eyes of faith (what God’s Word said), and I conceived my first miracle baby!!! Shaun’s doctor could not believe it! When Shaun told him over the phone that I was PREGNANT he told him to drive to his office immediately! And do you know what he said? He told Shaun that because he was sterile it was impossible, and that there was no way that this could be his baby! But God has a great sense of humour because all 4 of our miracle children when born were the image of their father!
Now, you may not be desiring a baby, but what other “baby” are you desiring to conceive? Do you need healing, a financial or business breakthrough, or do you need victory over fear, depression, discouragement or something else along these lines? It does not matter what “baby” you are desiring to conceive. Your breakthrough in any area begins the same way – when you conceive the truth in God’s Word! God’s Word is His seed on this earth and is how we see His Kingdom grow and bear fruit in our lives.
When you know what God’s Word says regarding your situation, spend time in that truth, allowing it to grow and transform the way you think and the way you see your natural circumstances so that your circumstances can change! They may initially grow worse but regardless, don’t let go of the truth! I’m not talking about denying what is happening but there are times when we need to walk by God’s truth in spite of what is happening!
Remember that God’s Word is like a seed and it can take time for a seed to develop roots, grow and bear fruit. This is why it is so important not to let what is happening on the surface or natural realm to move you. There are no short cuts or quick fixes. Give God’s Word time to transform your thinking so that what His Word says becomes more real to you than what you are facing in the natural. And above all else continue to seek God for who He is and not just for the breakthrough you need, because when you know Him, then you have your breakthrough! He will personally bring His Word to life and show you how to apply it in a simple yet powerful way and on a daily level. So keep fixing your eyes on who He is because you will discover that with Him, nothing is ever impossible!
Copyright Nerida Walker 2013
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