Children are expected to do what’s right even outside of their parents’ presence. We parents feel that our children’s behavior is a reflection of us. Isn’t this the same with God? We should do what’s right even when the enemy sneaks in lies that tell us that what we are doing doesn’t matter, that our efforts to be great Christians are in vain, that doing what’s right isn’t getting us where we want to be, and that, besides, no one cares! In fact, you’re tired of continuously seeing non-believers and unjust people thriving while it seems like you’re just simply surviving! Rebuke the lies of the Enemy! Do it aloud!
Even when it seems as though God is not there with you, He’s always there! Even when it seems like no one is watching, oh honey, they are!
As an educator, I have come to liken God’s “silence” to that of a teacher during individual work, or during quizzes, or tests. When the time(s) come for God to assess what you have learned from His teachings through your life experiences, he releases you for the purpose of observing how you apply what you’ve learned. Based on your level of application, He then decides whether you need remediation, or are able to move on to the next lesson(s) and/or level of blessings! God loves us too much to pass on to another level before we are adequately ready. If He did, He’d be setting us up for failure before we even begin.
God may seem “silent” sometimes, but He’s there. In fact, this is when you should be on your BEST behavior and demonstrate your greatest abilities! This is when you should be on your spiritual “A” game. Press! Show God your growth and do what’s right even when it seems like he’s not watching. See yourself as a reflection of our Good Good farther in Heaven, and let your light shine for the world to see. Your work and efforts are never in vain.
Galations 6:9 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
James 4:17 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
Deuteronomy 6:18 18 Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight, so that it may go well with you and you may go in and take over the good land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors,