Patience Is A Burden

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Romans 2:6-8 (ESV)
He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

Hey folks! Dramatic opening right there… So I pose the question I asked myself as I wrote this post.

Am I self-seeking, looking for what I want, striving to satisfy my own desires and needs, or am I doimg all I can, as a Christian called to proclaim the good news, to obey the truth, seek for Christ’s glory to be seen in me more than my own glory, and put to death my own desires which (almost always) lead me away from what is right, from what is good?

Sin has separated us from God, and this separation causes us to have GIANT holes in our hearts. We try to fill these chasms with money, friends, appreciation from people, working hard at school and at our jobs, going down to pornography, casual sex and inappropriate relationships. Still, the more we try to fill it up, the more empty we feel. Trying to get our own glory, basking in the glow of spotlights, drowning in the chants of flattery and appreciation… Still, we never get to feel happy. So many celebrities say that though they have it all, they are miserable.

Sad.

Empty.

Two quotes I like;
~The only thing that can satisfy the human heart is the One who created it.
~God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.

So, I ask, will we bear the patience to have things that we truly desire, yet are centred on us; things we have tried, tested and trusted that do not (in most cases) give us the satisfaction we crave… ,

Or…

Bear the patience to have things that glorify Him, give praise to Him, to seek Him daily; things that will satisfy us, since He knows our deepest desires and wants.

My take: give them to Him, yes, all those things feel you want or need; love, appreciation, fame and glory, happiness…

and He shall grant them, as long as we are in Him. Know Him by heart, not by name or by head. That makes all the difference in it ☺(Tried, Tested, Trusted. He ncver fails! :D:D)

Be blessed guys. Quote courtesy of my dear friend, Mbora, aka Sir Strider. Check out his blog here (its on Tumblr, not WordPress 😒. Why, Mbora, why??). A guy who makes me want to know God more, and makes Christianity a lifestyle, not a religion. You’re awesome, dude.

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P. S.
Still working on Part Two of The Prodigal Son: A Retelling. It’s gonna be good, trust me. Hopefully, Part 2.1 will be posted on Monday and the second half on Wednesday. From the feedback I’m getting, I am encouraged that the story is entertaining as well as thought-provoking. All glory to God 🙌🙌

Sneak peek… See the true relationship of the Mdala family behind closed doors. I was also frightened at this, and I’m the writer. Also, Adili begins to realize that all which glitters is not gold.

No more spoilers. Looking forward to sharing!!

And thank you, dear readers, for always coming in to check on any updates or go through older posts; approximately 1500 views so far seems like a little, but to me it means the world. I love you all ❤

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