God has yet reminded me again that nothing beautiful will come out of disobedience.
“How many times have I told you that things, when rushed not according to My plan, will become painful? I have tried to save you from the heartaches that will happen, but no, you continued to disobey. But, My child, do not be dismayed for I am the Lord your God, the greatest Love of all. If you seek Me first and allow me to mold you, I will give you the desires of your heart.”
I’ve been reading Isaiah for the past few days and I never realized that God was preparing me for this until now. God’s people disobeyed and disobeyed and rejected Him, but in the end, He was all but a loving and merciful Father.
Sometimes we get sidetracked by the things that seems “pleasurable” and things that looks nice in the outside because it may be coated by all the verses that we thought please God. Unfortunately, that’s not the point. The point is it should be something that He gave us. We may see things that looks pretty and nice but we have to discern which one is from God. And if we seek Him first in everything that we do, He will give us answers that may hurt us, but it will create in us a new heart.
Maybe God allows things to happen to break us and crush us because He wants to remind us that nothing in this world is worth holding on to. God is peeling the outer layer of our skin at the same time chiseling us to become the person He wants us to be. It’s never about us, anyway. People are temporary, even feelings are sometimes. They hurt you, they break promises, and they will continually fail you at all times. We have to always and keep coming back to the Person who will never let us go. God wants to remind us that He is the only faithful and constant in this world and that is worth holding on to.