MONDAY MESSAGE OF HOPE 49
BEGIN TO DO SOMETHING
Do you know that sometimes it is not that things are difficult for some of us? Do you know that sometimes it is not that God does not want to help us? But we have refused to help ourselves. Most times, the true reason we wander into problematic situations is because we have refused to help ourselves, many do not want to work and when some try to and encounter challenges, they give up. It is not a surprising thing that many Christians today wake up early from bed and back to bed the same way they woke up without any attempt to work on their future or at least find something doing, many belittle those doing menial jobs but remain where they are because they have refused to work, those doing menial jobs are even better because they are busy.
Everything in life began small but was not meant to remain small.Never belittle the times of your early beginning and never stay at the same level always, remaining where you are. The problem today is that many make no attempt to make a single effort. Sometimes the problem is not that God does not want to bless us but the problem is that we do not want to help ourselves. That we encountered challenges is not a sign it cannot be done.
One truth in life is that anything that is not used becomes stagnant. If we are truly conscious of change, begin to do something, stick to a particular course and fight that with your blood, if we continue to wait for the pandemic to end, the truth is that we do not know when it will end. And if we continue to remain idle without working, we become stagnant. If there is no other thing to do, enter into agriculture. At last It is better to do something than to do nothing. Even God is not a lazy God. Jesus said my Father is still working and am still working (John 5:17).
Before creation, the bible says that the earth was without form and void and everywhere was in total darkness. God did not fold his hands and allowed darkness to rule the world, He began to work, teaching us that whenever we truly want to change the situation at hand, we have to work. When everything becomes formless and void, when darkness looms, let us not just fold our hands and get tired, rather be committed to the course and find your way out. Find something doing, create the light and keep things in order.
When God created man and put Him in Eden and provided him with all he needs, God did not tell man to live there only to enjoy, God did not tell man to sleep from morning till night, He did not say “okay Adam you have everything you need, so sleep and do not do anything.He blessed Him saying “I have provide you with all kinds of grains and all kinds of fruit for you to eat ((Genesis 1:29, 2:9) but He did not tell man to remain idle even in Eden but commanded Him to Cultivate, work and till the garden ( Genesis 2:15). When God called Jeremiah, He told him sincerely “before you were born, I have chosen you, I have selected you to be a prophet among nations but despite that He was chosen, God did not tell him to sleep, He commanded Him “go to the people I send you to and tell them everything I commanded you to say (Jeremiah 1:7). The truth here is that no one is born without a blessing. But most times, we have refused to put the blessing at work. Some are waiting for manna to fall from heaven, and many are eagerly waiting for destiny helpers instead of working to be a destiny helper.
We are not saying that there are some who are not making sincere efforts, many do, but when we face difficulties we lose hope entirely, we begin to think that somebody is blocking our destiny, we blame the government, some even blame Christianity, blame Jesus Christ,some blame God even, the truth is that nobody is holding us, when we refuse to work,we are holding ourselves and if we stop because of difficulties then we are saying we are not human beings, for human beings are created in the image of God supreme above everything. Jesus even loves you more than you think. Some continue to wait for the government to do everything for us, some try to look for jobs, and when they do not have it,they lose hope entirely. The truth is that most difficulties are not bad in themselves, most of them are friends, while some are packaged with blessings. That you did not get a job at first trial is not a sign you will never be employed.
Let us always be reminded that God did not create a problem free world, Jesus told his disciples “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”” (John 16:33). We will have challenges but we are not meant to bow before them but to become conquerors at last.
One thing we have to understand is that there is nothing we can do and wont make it in life, everything depends on our mental capacity. Today we have house cleaning services, barbers, even burial services like Apams Limited which was not there before etc most of these were underrated before, but today are business enterprises. Apart from the natural things created by God, every other thing we see in the world are ideas of men who thought creatively and put their thoughts to work.
Apostle Paul says in 2 Thessalonians 3:10,” he who does not work let Him not eat”. We have to do something. Let us not conclude that things are very difficult, even if there is, fight the challenges, be like the ant who must find a way out of a stumbling block. So beloved come out of your comfort zone and remain inspired, stay faithful and be blessed.There is always light at the end of the tunnel.
May God bless you dearest and give us the grace to overcome our challenges. Amen.
Fr Sanctus Mario
Fr Sanctus is a Catholic Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu in Imo State Nigeria. He is a light bearer to souls who lose faith in God, those depressed, and those eager to know God more. He is a blogger and content creator and currently lives in Santa Cruz Parish Metro Manila Philippines. Email@firstname.lastname@example.org