The other day while reading through Genesis, I was thinking about how Eve's story is so prevalent for today's women (or men for that fact). When Eve chose to be deceived by the serpent, she wasn't just disobeying God's command to her. She was basically telling God "Hey, I know you said You know what's best for me. But...I think you're holding back!" So, thinking she knew better, she chose to eat the forbidden fruit, casting herself from perfect union with God and setting off a chain reaction that still effects us today.
In the same manner as Eve, we do much the same as she did so many years ago. We love God, trust Him with our lives and entrust ourselves to His tender care. But somewhere along the line, we allow Satan to whisper lies in our ears; "God's holding back on you!"
When life doesn't go the way we think it should-it's automatically God holding back, giving us less than His best. But is that really true? No.
There are a vast array of reasons for tribulation or having to wait.
Sometimes God is testing us, sometimes He's telling us no. Sometimes He's making us stronger by carrying us through the fire. Sometimes, simply put, we want what isn't good for us.
So whatever you're going through, even if it feels like God's holding back on you: HE LOVES YOU!
He wants you to have a beautiful life filled with joy and blessing. But life's not perfect and neither are you! In the midst of the temptation to say, "God-are you holding back on me?"
Step back from the situation, remember His promises to you-
- He'll never you leave you, nor forsake you.
- He will finish the work He started in you.
- You're never alone when He walks beside you.
And be thankful for the many blessings you have and above all-remember not to hold out on HIM.