God, I won’t let go until you bless me! How determined are you?

I wont let you go until you bless me God - Claire B Donzet

Hello brothers and sisters!

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post. I really need to redefine my priorities and be able to  write about everything God is putting into my heart.

A few days ago, It was my birthday and also it was my time to preach at church. For a few day prior to Sunday, I kept singing Bri song ‘Jacob’s song’, I was more focus on singing the chorus.

I won’t let go until you bless my soul, until you change my name or I’m no longer the same

over and over…

  Then something just came to me on that Sunday. God has a plan for each one of us and God is able to make changes and even change our destinies just in a sec. God also sees our heart, how bad we want him and things to go forward. I took the example of Jacob in Genesis 32.22-29

26 And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”

Jacob said to the man he was wrestling with (who was God) I will not let you go until you bless me! Jacob took the opportunity to make a change at that moment, he had faith and perseverance, all of that at that moment. (First of all discernment, he could have thought that a demon is attacking) He didn’t let go. How many of us told God those words to show how determined we are? Personally, I won’t give up on my God because I know he will bless me. God looked at Jacob strong will and blessed him. His name changed to Israel a great nation. I thought, me as well I do not want to be the same.

I want God to see how I am willing to hear from him, to be blessed, to be changed. I don’t know about you but me I want to see great things happening. Even if I know my destiny. Jacob was already destined to greatness but he asked to be blessed at that moment. Maybe God wanted to give him everything later. I do not know but he received what he deserved at that moment because of his determination, his willingness, his perseverance,  his faith and because his heart was genuine.  This is what was on my heart, God sees our heart and our willingness to serve him that he is able to make a shift, an update to the plans he has for us, nothing is impossible to him. It happened in one night for Jacob, why not us?

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 37:4

Now take some time to reflect and meditate on this

God bless you🙂

Claire B. Donzet

http://www.iamclairedonzet.com

 

Why do we tend to make choices leading us to failure when we want to follow the plan of God

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Show me the way Lord, teach me your path… Lead me in your truth and teach me…

The journey with Christ Jesus can be long, has many challenges but as children of God,we always believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel, the promises of God will come to pass, we will see by faith what we could not see.

But what causes us to go another way than the road God has build for us? I want you to be aware of the choices we make and stay on the path of God.

Let’s a look at bible passage to understand

Ruth 1:1-5 (NKJV)Elimelech’s Family Goes to Moab
1 Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 2 The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion—Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there. 3 Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. 4 Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years. 5 Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband.

See what happened there. Elimelech decided to move to the country of Moab, because there was a famine in the land. He made his decision by himself to move without consulting his family or even God first.

If you read again the verses, God was not involved in his decision process. God is not even mentioned anywhere. He did not tell him ‘Elimelech, Go to the country of Moab’. This is the kind of mistake we do because you do not feel comfortable where we are, because the battle is too hard, the situation is to difficult and you find your own solutions. You don’t feel that where you are, God will make you successful anymore because you are not progressing. So you decide yourself what to do next, which direction you will take. Let me tell you, God is able to make you shine in a place of total darkness. Faith is really important when we are in those situation.

Elimelech had a total lack of faith in God, a lack of perseverance, hope and trust in God that he found his own easy way out to make things better for his life and his family. This was not the plan of God. He went to the country of Moab which is a cursed country due to the origin of the creation of the Moabites. Sometimes, we prefer to go to places that are even darker than where we were just because you see everything is well and nice. But it is all an illusion. What happened to Elimelech after? He ended up dying, his two sons also died after him. Let’s be careful to not die spiritually or even physically because of our decisions and also bring other people down with you. The devil is ready to tempt us when we are in a difficult situation.

James 4:7(NKJV)
7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

In every storm, there is something we can learn to go forward with God. Through my own journey, I learnt to trust God completely. I did the same as Elimelech did a few years back. I decided to leave the UK because I was thinking things will be easier where I was going. It was not the plan of God at all. I ended up dying spiritually out there. I forgot about God , church did not exist for me anymore, for me there  was no point going, I was living a life without Christ. Many bad things happened to me. Until I told myself, this is not how it should be, something is not right and came back to the UK. I came back to church, it even took two years for God to talk to me again and reveal to me his plan once more and clearly.

If you feel like going on the easy road, I would encourage you to stay where you are, because God is never done with us. People can talk and laugh at you because of your situation, because since you have started your ministry nothing is happening, since you have opened your church, no one is coming, since you have left university, you cannot find a permanent job. Stay calm and carry on, persevere, trust in the Lord. God is always on time.

God will show you the way to a place with clear skies. Trying to find your own solution might lead to your own Moab country. Going sideways will only delay your journey even more. We are here to make the devil happy, we are children of God and we have the victory.

Stay strong, do not do like Elimelech did.

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Stay blessed

Claire B. Donzet

http://www.iamclairebdonzet.com