God and the MasterChef judge….!!


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I need to confess something to you guys. I love watching

MasterChef Australia. I don’t know if it’s because I used to work

in a restaurant or it’s because I love food. The fact remains, I love

it. So I was watching an episode the other day where three

contestants where in a pressure test.

For those of you who don’t watch MasterChef and have no idea

what a pressure test is let me explain. The chefs who cook the

three worst dishes of that week go into what is called a

“pressure test”. Whoever loses that cook off will be eliminated

from the competition. So as you can imagine it’s pretty hectic.

Anyway, let me continue my story. There I was watching the

three contestants in the pressure test and the judges and special

guest came over to one of the contestants to check on what they

were doing but the contestant was confused, like blank, no idea

what the heck was going on. Instead of trying to help the

contestant the judges and special guest moved on to the next

station.

 

I am going somewhere with this, please bear with me.

 

After the judges moved on I believe God spoke to me in that

instant. “I don’t do that” was what I heard. At that time

that was exactly what I needed to hear!

You see, I have been dealing with a certain issue and it’s been

hard. I have been figuring out what to do. I have been trying to

look for another way. I lost my peace at times, got worried

and beat myself up.

I never asked Him for help because to be honest, I am the one

that caused the problem in the first place. So I thought He didn’t

want to help me. (crazy right!)

 

Anyway, back to MasterChef, the judges left and that thought

came to me. I felt God saying He is not like those judges. He

isn’t on the sidelines watching us.

The judges could have easily helped the contestant but because

of the rules of the competition they didn’t.

But I felt God saying He is not like them. Because He is God

He wants to help. God is not bound by rules. He loves us so

much and doesn’t like seeing us stressed and worried.

He wants to come and help us when we are confused, when

we have no idea what the answer is.

Don’t make the same mistake I made then. When you

are in trouble  call to Him. He doesn’t want to be a spectator

in your game (life)

He wants to be in the thick of things with you helping you, guiding

you and directing you. You don’t have to keep fighting alone.

Call out to Him because He will come and help get you out of

the mess you are in!

 

Rolain

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The problem with this moment…..


Happy 2014 to everyone!!! I hope I find you well. This year has so much potential. I really believe it is going to be a great year. As 2014 has come I realize there are things that need to be accomplished in my life. There have been things I have been trusting God for, for years and they have not come to pass. But my faith is in Him. A lot happened last year and I know there is so much more. Here is where it gets tricky though, I can see all these amazing things God has for me but my current reality betrays me. The challenge is to not get sucked into the present reality, what I see, taste and touch. This present reality with it’s trials and challenges and failures makes it hard to see ahead. There is such a temptation to think, this is it, God has done all He can, this is all He has destined for me!!
But that’s not the truth right? My present reality is not the ALL of God’s plan. It’s just a part of it. In fact, this is part of the journey and not the destination! It’s only by faith that I can go beyond what I see to reach what God has for me. It may seem like nothing is happening but it really is happening!!! God is behind the scenes making things happen. I will not allow my present circumstance to dictate who I am. God is the One who dictates who I am. I will not allow my present circumstance make me believe there is no hope because God says, He knows the plans He has for me, to prosper me and bring me to an expected end!! (Jeremiah 29:11) I will not allow my present circumstance to dictate what I can and can’t do.

Abraham was told he would be the father of many nations when he had no child! It must of being difficult but He made a decision to trust God and it was counted to him as righteousness.
His wife was barren, they were well advanced in years. His circumstances were saying the total opposite of what God had promised but he decided to trust in God.
His story gives me hope. There is hope. God has great things in store despite what people say, and despite what my circumstances are. God is in control……!!!!

That is what has been on my heart. My hope and prayer for you in 2014 is that you will always keep God first. Trust in Him with all of your heart. He can be trusted!! Looking forward to a great year…..   🙂

Rolain.