“Is God Enough?”
Written by Christi Given | April 28, 2014
Every week, I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and counsel. I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian life and walk of faith! We want PI to be a safe place where you can ask questions.
This week, I chose to respond to a PI Girl whose father said she couldn’t talk to or see the guy she liked, even though they weren’t going to court until they had finished school. Since they were best friends, this understandably has been very tough on her! Read the full post right here.
We all need love. We all want to be cherished, adored and prized. There is nothing wrong with wanting a solid friendship with the guy you are interested in, or your desire to be courted. My question is: If God takes that person out of your life or if the person moves on, or out of your life, how will you handle it? Is God enough? We all say we love God and want to put Him first, but do we REALLY put Him as number 1 in our life?
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)
How we feel about a person being distracted, disinterested or taken out of our lives is how God must feel when we ignore Him or discard His Holy Word, amen? Exodus 34:14 says, “Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” Sometimes I think guys or relationships can become an idol or false god we go to more than the Almighty loving God. Do you agree?
IS GOD ENOUGH?
This is a challenging question not only to ask you, but also to ask myself regarding my own personal walk. People are so important to us in our lives. Friends are like family, and a boyfriend or love interest is in our personal circle of relationships and is very close to our hearts. I understand how hard it must be for you to have a season separated, but even though this is happening, maybe God can teach us something through this.
God sometimes removes people, or alters circumstances, to allow us to look up. I believe we are refocused and that we reassess our relationship with the Lord when we realize things aren’t how we planned. God sometimes knows how to get our attention, and I believe He wants that strong relationship with us even more than we want one with anyone. God loves YOU—yes, you reading this—SO much. He scandalously sent His son Jesus to die and shed his blood on the cross at Calvary for YOU (John 3), so that YOU could have a deep, loving relationship with the Almighty God.
GOD LOVES YOU + Purpose Behind Suffering
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)
God loves us so much I don’t even think we can fathom this truth. Most people think God is mad at them or is out to get them—which could not be further from the truth. God created us; He knows our innermost being, our desires, our wants, our wishes, our dreams. He designed us…of course He knows! This is comforting because you know what? God will not give you more than you can handle.
There is a reason and a purpose for everything (Ecclesiastes 3). There is a purpose behind pain, suffering, loss and also joy, peace, love, hope and grace. This life is filled with ups and downs, and the downs are definitely not easy—but I have to admit, there are times in that empty period of the unknown, the “waiting” period, that are so deep and so rich, and where you can find that God’s presence is actually stronger than when everything is going your way…amen?! Let’s keep focusing on Jesus, our Savior, and remember to count our blessings.
“Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the LORD. (Isaiah 54:1)
Look at the people in your life. They are there for a reason. Maybe God wants YOU to bless or call or reach out to someone in your world who is hurting or experiencing a similar situation. Pray, and ask the Father to comfort you with the Holy Spirit, and also to guide you into the revelation of someone who may need a friend. I am praying for you, girls. Remember no matter what happens in life: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Through this website, God created for a community for YOU girls! You are special, beautiful, treasured, honored, adored, precious and so special to the Lord!
Please comment below for comments and/or advice if you have experienced something like this.