- Can I be honest with ya’ll, this word return! has been piercing my heart over these past weeks. Its been so heavy on my heart that I stopped and pondered, I went before God in prayer so I could understand what exactly God is trying to tell me.
I remember in 2016, when I was working at my ever first Job, I would talk to God at work most of the time. I remember God had told me to start a blog and write about Him. ( I’m gona write a post about how God told me to start a blog). I was so happy that He had spoken to me, it was overwhelming, really amazing! I responded and told Him I will start the blog and write about Him. So i started in 2016 to write as He was leading me. Coz honestly I didn’t not even know what to write about. But the holy spirit led me, He would whisper to me and cause me to write what He would want me to write. I always sought His way and His will. And He truly has been a great guide to this blog. I said who would read these posts but He brought people who read them and where blessed, so really God has been at working in using this blog. Glory to God.
I started blogging occasionally even when I didnt feel it, i did it because i wanted to be obedient to God. I was happy with wat I was doing which made it easier too.
However suddenly my blogging declined, I lost interest and I stopped completely. I wasn’t consistent enough, I lacked discipline. I was busy with work and so much things to do, I lost time and interest in continuing with my blog. I lost hope and faith in God because it seemed no one was reading my blog as I wanted which also caused me to give up altogether.
It’s been a while now since I blogged. God has been talking to me about it ,but I kept telling Him I’m gona go back and write Lord, but really it has not been so, just utterances without action. Until one day while i was praying and God gave me this scripture.
Reveration 2: 4-5 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.
This scripture touched me deeply and I could feel God speaking entirely to me to return to Him, to come back and do the first works, and the first love. I could hear His gentle voice whispering return my child return. Immediately I realised that, I have fallen away, I’m no longer doing the first works, I have left my first love. I broke in tears and cried to God to have mercy on me and forgive me. I knew then n that moment I need to return back to my first love and do those very things I used to do; writing a blog about Him, spending time with Him etc. This is why I’ve come back. God has brought me back here.
Maybe this is you too, child of God, may be God is speaking to you too, to return to your first love, maybe you also used to serve God in one way or the other, I dnt know what you used to do, maybe ministering, singing, evangelising, helping out, giving , spending time with God etc and you dont do those things anymore, mine was to write a blog, maybe urs is something else I dnt know but its what God has called you to do, and you have abandoned your assignment just like how I did. God is calling us back to that place, to return to Him. NOW while we can! Before it’s too late. We need to hearken to his voice and repent and do our first works, that we promise we would do when we gave our lives to Him.
Especially in the times we in now, with what’s going on in the world the coronavirus is like an awakening for all of us who are asleep to wake up and be alert, and seek God more then we ever did, we now need to be serious with our relationship with God, are we in right standing with Him? Are we ready for Him when He returns? Have we accomplished His assignment here on earth, because theres no time, the time we have is now and we should use every bit of it as we can. Whatever we had stopped doing for God, let us return and do it, let us go back to the place where we were on fire for God. He is still waiting for us, He longs for us to come back to Him.
So many things were hindering me to continue writing my blog, such as fear of rejection, busy schedules, work, lack of time etc. But I realised that these are just the enemy’s targets to get me so i shouldn’t do what God has called me to do. Instead I now know that I have to be obedient to God regardless of how I feel, I shouldn’t let fear stop me because thats the enemy, I should walk on faith knowing that God is with me even wen I dnt feel Him, I shouldn’t be moved by my emotions but rather on the word of God. So child of God u have to let go and return to Him, walk in faith and refuse to fear, this ain’t about you, it’s about God and His using you for His kingdom. Do what you have to do and leave the rest for Him. He just wants you to obey him, He will do the rest. We should return to Him.
Similar scriptures to read, Jeremiah 2:2-5, Matt 24:12, 1corinth 16:22, ephesians 3: 16-17, hebrews 2:1
God bless you all.