BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT
God is all too powerful and almighty. This should be reason enough for Christians to trust him and take the wheel of their burdens, worries and seek guidance from him. However, this isn’t the case.
Many people oftenly lose their faith in God. Their allegiance to God has had a shift in contrast to the love and understanding that used to exist.
Why have we become too big to accommodate Him? This sort of phenomenon is not a myth in the 21st century with the rise of post-modern movements that have disputed God’s existence and actually believe that God is dead such as Friedrich Nietzsche.
When I read Gifted Hands by Dr Ben Carson, in the chapter of “God at Work,” he made some valid points on how Christians can return to God.
He also went further to advise believers to respect God and seek his guidance when troubled.
For that, we owe our duty to God. I am not a regular churchgoer but I can tell you that I had my moment of spiritual awakening in Ben Carson’s journey from a despised kid to becoming one of the world’s most celebrated neurosurgeons.
This was only possible because he sought guidance from God to show him the way to success.
We often feel too proud, arrogant, impatient and selfish before God. That’s why we get too big for Him. We are too stubborn to acknowledge his mercy and grace for our sins. Gifted Hands enriched me spiritually. I humbled myself before God and submitted to His will.
Don’t be stubborn and proud to accept what you can’t change, who you are and what is beyond your understanding. Leave the rest to God. He will take care of it.
The Bible states that when pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom (Proverbs 11:2). A man’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honour (Proverbs 29: 23).
Carson adds that some people don’t feel any need for God. Perhaps because they feel so proud of themselves and their abilities to need anything else. When people experience a degree of success, sometimes they become overly confident of their own abilities.
They get an exaggerated sense of their own importance and are puffed up with pride to accommodate anyone but God in their lives. Only humility before God and others can cure this anomaly.
Our basic understanding of who we are in relationship to God enables us to keep perspective and be more considerate to others in the image of God.
We come to understand that we must treat each other as human beings the way we want to be treated. Above all, we ought to respect and submit to God’s will lest we resist the urge of editing only the comforts of life to our convenience and abandoning God in times of need.
Have faith and trust in Him to deliver. Indeed, with man, it’s impossible but not with God. For all things are possible with God (Mark 10:27).
Nicholas Opolot is a second -year student of law at UCU