The ‘Self-Centred’ God

By Ikenga Chronicles January 31, 2018

The ‘Self-Centred’ God

The most loved deacon in the church was sick and had been in the hospital for some time. Prayers were being offered for his quick recovery but he didn’t seem to be getting any better.

Unknown to those praying for him to get well so that he could leave the hospital, the deacon had been busy telling every medical personnel attending to him about Jesus. And they were getting converted to the Christian faith!

That occurrence taught me a very deep scriptural truth: God will always put His interest above my prayers.

Those guys praying for the deacon wanted him well. But God seemed not to be answering because the deacon’s stay in the hospital was serving God’s priority-the salvation of men!

Little wonder the Scripture says “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” Prov.19:21.

It makes better scriptural sense to first check out God’s priority in a matter concerning your career, business, family, finance or ministry before petitioning Him concerning it. It is a prayer offered to God in consideration of His own purpose that gets answered fast.

My questions to you today are these:

1.What is in your petition for God?
2. Does His answering it serve His eternal purpose?

If your answers to those questions are in the affirmative, then rest assured that speedy answers are on the way to your requests!

  • Sola Sorinolu is a Christian educator, writer and speaker who believes strongly in the pragmatic solutions the Scripture proffers to life, family, business and career challenges. He is passionate about the extension of Christ’s influence on earth and in hearts. He can bereached through sorinolusola@gmail.com
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