Trust God-not man

Trust God and not man. Easier said than done. The convenience of confiding in an individual with five senses, rather than a Father who at times is silent-inevitable. Trust in the unseen has to mastered in order to avoid misunderstandings, disappointments and paintotal surrender.

We place unrealistic expectations on humans, in particular vessels of God and are ‘stunned’ when they do not meet our “godly standards”. “If only the pastor could touch me, that would be the end of my problems”. “Did you hear about the pastor who slept with a member of the congregation?”. We thank God for pouring His spirit upon man and for the gifting’s He has blessed us with (Acts 2:17). However, just like the rest of us, vessels of God fall short and also have struggles. In fact, they need more prayers than we do.

It is becoming more evident that ungodly relationships are being formed within the body of Christ. Secret sexual relationships occurring between anointed vessels of God and other parties. Am I stunned? Not at all. Who is to blame? We all have a part to play. At times, men and women of God are unable to express their secret struggles- suffering in silence. Others have yielded to the pretense of being the ‘perfect Christian’ without flaws. Some are using their spiritual position to entice others, in particularly if one has not undergone deliverance before pursuing ministry. Many Christians desire a spouse that complements the ‘person on the pulpit’ whilst others fantasize of a lustful relationship with God’s anointed vessel. Others have been deceived by the anointed vessel.

Furthermore, the anointed man/woman of God may be dealing with more issues than you have knowledge of; hence why we need to turn to God first and not man. If God was to reveal to us what each and every man and woman of God was struggling with, you will realize that you are better of seeking matters directly with God. Does that mean that we should not seek after anointed people of God? No, not at all. But our primary trust should be in Christ Jesus and He should be the one we run to first. God wants to be your Father, confidant, your everything and will never disappoint you (Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”).

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Recently, an anointed man of God who does not personally know me told me that: “God told him I was his wife”. I immediately discernment his impure motives and indeed was offended by the pursuing: “How dare he, he’s supposed to be a man of God”. However, the Lord reminded me that we are spiritual beings, and have to deal with things in the spiritual realm (Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places”). And like any other human being, he also has shortfalls (Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”). By the grace of God, I put my emotions aside and  prayed for this man of God to be delivered from the spirit of lust and perversion and to pursue the ministry God has given Him in a righteous manner (Matthew 18:33 “Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?”).

My prayer for us today is that God will teach us to fully surrender and trust Him and not man. May God be the one we go to when we are in need and may He guide and order our steps. Let us pray for the men and women of God in ministry that God will continue to protect them from the devourer. May we acknowledge that they are not supernatural but fellow humans and have flaws and make mistakes (Ecclesiastes 7:20 “Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins”). May God help us not to judge people of God when their sins are exposed(Romans 14:12-13So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way”).May God give them the grace to confess their sins to the Lord and be overcomers.

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15 thoughts on “Trust God-not man

  1. I like the fact that you made it clear that Christians are vessels God uses, but we are all still sinners. Our will was crucified with Christ when we got saved but our flesh still sometimes reigns supreme. We continually ask forgiveness for the times we fail. Yes, at times we need godly counsel, but we should seek counsel from someone of the same gender who has God’s wisdom to help. We need to guard ourselves against temptation, because we are all susceptible to it. I’m reblogging.

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  2. Reblogged this on TheKingsKidChronicles and commented:
    This is so true. As humans, we tend to put some people on pedestals (which they usually don’t ask for), then rip them to pieces when they fall. It bothers me a lot when people say they don’t need to go to church. Yes, you can worship God anywhere, but chances are you don’t. Scripture tells us plainly not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, especially as the world gets colder towards Christ and Christians. We need each other. We need to pray for each other. If you aren’t in church you’re not praying for your brothers and sisters in Christ who need your prayers. You are also not giving them an opportunity to pray for your needs. Especially at this time of year, remember what Christ gave up (heaven and all its glory, a life with no suffering, or pain, or heartache) to come to earth as a baby, to suffer as we do, to identify with us, that He could and would take our penalty for sin, and offer us the free gift of salvation. Is it really too much for Him to ask that we worship Him, not just in church, but in our daily lives?

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  4. This post is spot on and I can identify the mistake I used to make by always turning to man first and not God. He has been encouraging me to speak to Him first and I’m able to do that so much more than I was before. But ultimately (and I believe that day is around the corner), I will turn to Him first on everything, because I want to acknowledge Him in ALL my ways (Proverbs 3:6) Thank you for this reminder post. 😀

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  5. 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.
    Blessings. KR

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  6. Loved this post. It really acknowledged that as Christians people think we live this perfect and spotless life but we don’t.
    We too make mistakes and sadly the people at the head of the church are committing disastrous sins too. It reinforces how important it is for us to stick together and also to bring in accountability

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  7. Amen!! We NEED to “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own Understanding, in all thy ways Acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy Paths.” ( Proverbs 3:3-6 KJV )!!

    Love Always and Shalom,

    Kristi Ann

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