Let's look at the question again. "What are we going to do with what God allowed to happen? But first, for the sake of learning from past experiences, let's look at the question, "what did you do with what God allowed to happen?" Because, what you did with what God allowed to happen, sometimes steers you to believe erroneous things about God.
If you responded in anger to what God allowed to happen, you
might be struggling with guilt about being mad at God. And you might feel that you can't ever be made whole
again, because you messed up so bad that God won't receive you now. If that
thought has crossed your mind, then you need to know:
can't get so mad at God that
God can't forgive you. God
loves you so much that He sent His Son to die for you, knowing that we would
Some things that have
happened in your life were caused by others, and you may have handled the
situation poorly, and you think that God is so disappointed with you, that you can't receive His blessings or
power or anointing now. If that thought
has crossed your mind, then you need to know:
God is not holding anything against you. You are to gleam the wheat from the chaff and
move on. God is only disappointed if you do not trust the atoning sacrifice of
His Son for your sins and indiscretions.
Some things in your life that are messed up were caused by
you, and you might think that because you did it knowingly, that God will
hold it to your account for life. If that
thought has crossed your mind, then you need to know - God said He has removed your sin from you as far as the East is from the
West, that He has paid the price for your sin and made you whole, in Him."
Excerpt from God Thinking 2 A God Made Testimony by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2012
Note: It is not popular with many denominations to teach true freedom in Christ. Many do not posses it and the thought of those less fortunate or not as spiritual being able to cozy up with God irks them to the point of anger. But God is faithful to all and God's forgiveness and restoration is for all and not everyone is going to respond to the grace of God in the same way. Give people a little space to be less than perfect and in love with God at the same time.
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