Honesty with God is important in developing our faith and relationship with Him. We are not going to grow in our faith in the Lord if we are not honest with our thoughts and feelings before God. He wants you to come to Him the way you are: mad, upset, not knowing, and with a heavy heart. “Just come to me,” says the Lord.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” Matthew 11:28.
“Look and be amazed at what is happening among the nations! Even if you were told, you will never believe what’s taking place now. I am sending the Babylonians, they are cruel marching across the land, conquering cities and towns. Their only laws and rules are the ones they make up. Their troops are faster than leopards, wolves hunting at sunset, and swifter than hungry eagles swooping down to destroy you. They gather captives like handfuls of sand. They make fun of your rulers, building dirt mounds so they can capture cities. They are sinful people who worship their own strength,” Habbakuk 1:5-11.
This is why we need to shift! A shift in position of our thinking, our direction—and in our obedience.
If we do not come back to God with our heart and walk by faith, there will be no restoration and no restoring of life.
“Holy, Lord God, mighty rock, you are eternal, and we are safe from death. But you are using the Babylonians to judge and punish others. But you can’t stand sin or wrong,” Habbakuk 1:12-13.
So why do you sit by in silence while they gobble people down? The people God put on this earth are happy for they have the choice of food. But He will keep destroying nations without showing mercy.
If you trust God, He will restore you in the midst of it. If you trust God and live right, He will realign you. He will move you from being consumers to producers.
Consumers will purchase goods and services from the evil, because we are now thinking like them and doing what they are doing—sin and wrong. We have become consumed by violence, terrible injustice, lawlessness, crime and cruelty. So we have become like them and not the way God wants us to be, producers.
Producers are people that make things happen, e.g., grow and supply goods. We must become the builders, makers and growers for the Kingdom of God with holy living.
As the people of God, we must stop oppressing each other and start producing with each other. When we live for God, He will change this life. God is in the business of developing people. Whatever God has to do to get your attention, He will do it. Whatever He has to do to keep you focused, He will. Whatever God has to do to have you live right, He will.
God has us in a holding zone, so we can stop looking and start living. But I must make things uncomfortable in order to get your attention.
God has made it uncomfortable for us, so we can live again. Made situations uncomfortable for your growth, renewal, stretching, and creation. He gives us difficult situations so we will look to Him and Him only.
Take on the ‘revelation of knowledge’ from God, because we are nothing without Him. He provides our revelations, and we must depend on Him through our good and bad days. God wants us and we need Him to develop us. Allow God to have your attention so you can be developed through His revelation knowledge.