“Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.” 2 Samuel 7:28
Years ago, I had the pleasure of attending our states homeschooling convention. I went knowing that I would be homeschooling 2 possibly even 3 of my children that school term, very sure about the words God was telling me. Most ladies tend to go because they feel overwhelmed and want some reassurance of their decision which is understandable but why the reassurance?
This may touch a nerve to many people but in my heart I feel that if a person is living their life according to the words He gives us, then why the questioning?
I spent a very long time being anti-homeschooling not because I did not think it wasn’t the best choice for my children but because I did not think I was the best person for the job. I had it in my head that they grow up, go to school and get out, fortunately God had other plans; other good things in mind for me. He started weighing on my heart that I needed to consider His promises and pray about it. The more and more I prayed the more and more I could not stand conventional school for my children. He clearly showed me that He created them, gave them to me which means there was no better person for the job than me.
I had no reason to question, doubt, feel overwhelmed or long for reassurance.
As a Christian, if God tells you something why do you question it? He has not let any of us down yet and never will. If you believe He is the Creator of the world, the Beginning and the End, Sovereign Lord then what gives you the right to question anything He tells you, as though you are a spoiled child throwing a temper tantrum?
I saw several people doing exactly this and all I can say is maybe God did not tell you what you think He did but instead you made the Word of God work for you. One of the instructors at the convention said something that was hysterical but sort of true to heart, “if you beat something long enough it will confess to anything.”
Are you praying through His word or beating it to confession?