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Our good actions cannot measure up to God’s blessings!

Somehow we find ourselves thinking that God is very moved by our good actions, I believe He usually is, but the problem comes in when we think that He blesses us because of the good that we do.. that get us working so hard to try and earn His blessings. We work so hard, we do everything right..I mean we give till we’re left with nothing more to give, we never miss a Sunday service, we help those in need, we love others, we forgive and the list goes on and on. Now we sit back and expect blessings to overflow because clearly now in our mindset we deserve it!! We start feeling entitled, we get upset and angry at God when things don’t work out just as we’d expected..we start thinking that God owes us.

It’s so easy to find yourself in that situation and chances are we don’t usually realize just how misguided we are. If your good deeds makes you proud and arrogant in the eyes of God,you might just not get what you want from Him. God is mostly moved by humility.. that’s why even someone what hasn’t done as much good..goes before Him in humility, knowing that He doesn’t deserve anything from God will easily get God’s attention than the one who thinks He has done enough acts to finally earn God’s blessings.

We easily forget that in as much as God requires us to be good, it’s because that should be our nature and not a way to earn anything from Him. What He gives our deeds cannot get close to earning. Like how much do you think you could have paid Him for His Son to die for our sins?? It’s impossible..that why I’m convinced God isn’t moved by a heart that thinks that they can somehow earn His blessings.

We don’t have to do anything for God to bless us, we just believe that He’s loving,kind and merciful to favour us with His blessings. His loving-kindness isn’t based on human desire or effort but by His nature.. He’s a sovereign God so we should be careful we don’t start thinking that somehow He does exactly what we tell Him to do..He does what He pleases so maybe when we’re humble enough we will move His heart.

Keep doing good, follow His commands but understand even to stand firm in our faith takes His hand and not our effort. Let God bless you because He’s God and He’s a good Father not because of what you’ve done…if He wants to bless you for your deeds, nothing will stop Him because He sees everything that you do. In that way we won’t be seeking to share His glory, for everything He does we will glorify Him fully knowing it’s not because of what we’ve done but because of who He is.

Romans 9:15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”
Romans 9:16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.


Published by Hildahkarimi

Daughter of God.

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