“How can you disappoint a God who knows everything before you do it?” – Brook Potter

Growing in the Grace and the knowledge of God is the best part of the walk as a believer. Jesus said that he is the vine, and we are the branches. The nature of a branch is not to produce fruit, rather that is the role of the root, the branch just holds the fruit. To take the analogy even further, fruit, in the natural, comprises mostly of water; in a spiritual sense, it is the Holy Spirit that makes up the fruit in our lives. The fruit of the Spirit is a promise, not a command.

On occasion, believers can be quilted into performance, especially in the area of Evangelism, either by the unction of a preacher or even as a law unto themselves. We all know the importance of the harvest, but there are times we miss the mark. We see someone that we feel led to witness too, but yet we say nothing. The person we felt led to speak to eventually moves on and we feel like we have dropped the ball. The feeling of disappointment is compounded when we think in some way, we have disappointed God, or failed to live up to our own expectations.

So, Are You Disappointing God?

There is of course Good News. Firstly, you cannot disappoint God, because God knew you were going to do it before you did it. In order to disappoint someone, they must have an expectation of you and they must not know the outcome in that circumstance. Fortunately, that can never happen with God, because he knows what we will do before we do it.

In those situations, when we fail to perform or act on those kinds of leadings, that is just an area where God’s Grace and influence as not yet produced fruit in your life. The very fact that you wanted to, shows the power of our union, as God’s heart is expressed in your desires where maybe before that kind of thing never crossed you mind. With that in mind, as we continue to grow, eventually you move beyond just a feeling, and actually step out and talk to the person. You do not do that in and of yourself, God’s influence on your life eventually removes the hindrances in our mind to allow that to happen organically.

There is also the law unto our own selves. Oaths, Vows, and Promises we make are all a self-imposed expectation we place upon ourselves. I’m not talking about things/decisions we make, out of fellowship with the Holy Spirit, not to do something. I’m talking about a knee jerk reaction to our failures or to guilt preaching where we determine within ourselves,” I will Not do something”, or” I Will Do something,” based on nothing more than self will. When we fail to live up to those expectations, we tend to feel guilt also, but it’s important to know, God is not putting those feelings on us. We disappointed ourselves.

Bob George in his Book, Growing in Grace, took the parable of Jesus and described that growing in Grace is exactly as he stated. The more we draw on the life of Christ in us; his influence eventually affects our emotions, desires and finally our actions. So Even if we are only at the emotional part, but are still not following through with action, that’s alright, just allow God’s Grace to be spread abroad in your heart and God will untangle you until you are able to do that which your heart desires.

Brandon Lee, talking about the end of worthlessness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pcmUfUftS0

2 COMMENTS

  1. We all have falling short of the GLORY of God love, but through His SELFLESS LOVE towards us all as to making away for us to have life in salvation in Christ, Our God does this give us right to continue in walking in sin after knowing this of what God made an way of us to walk in His ways? YES, I UNDERSTAND GRACE AND MERCY, I WON'T BE HERE IF IT WAS NOT FOR HIS LOVE AND MERCY ON MY SOUL, BUT AFTER COMING INTO TRUTH OF HIS WORD FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND WE STILL DEALING WITH THIS? THE WORD LET US KNOW ABOUT US BEING BABIES IN THE LORD, AND DOING AS A CHILD, BUT WHEN I WAS A CHILD I ACT AS ONE, BUT WHEN BECOMING A MAN AS TO GROWING UP IN THE LORD I PUT AWAY THOSE THINGS THAT IS SO EASILY TO CAUSE ME TO, IN SO MANY WORDS TO KEEP DISAPPOINTING MY GOD BY USING HIS GRACE AS A REASON TO NOT GROW UP IN THE FAITH…MOST TIME WHEN FOLKS TALK ABOUT HAS BEEN IN THIS WALK FOR A LONG TIME AND DON'T WANT TO LIVE HOLY BEFORE GOD. THIS IS ALL I AM GOING TO SAY ABOUT THIS, ALL BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND GRACE, MERCY, HOLINESS AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT WE ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE THE PERFECT MAN, WHICH IS CHRIST JESUS THE ONLY ONE THAT IS PERFECT. BUT HE SAID MAKE HIM, THAT WE ARE TO STRIVE EVERYDAY TO WALK AS CHRIST HAS WALKED BEFORE US. HE DIDN'T COME TO CONDEMN US, AS TO HE DIDN'T COME LIVING A LIFE THAT LET US KNOW THAT WE CAN'T LIVE HOLY…FOLKS THAT WANT TO CONTINUE LIVING A LIFE THAT WE NO NOT TO AFTER GOD HAS HEALED US AND SET US FREE THAT ON THEM BUT HE TOLD TO STRIVE AND PRESS TOWARD THE MARK, THE HIGH CALLING THAT IS CHRIST JESUS. IT IS TIME FOR THOSE WHO HAS THIS WORD IN THEM TO LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT OF SIN THAT IS SO EASILY TO HAVE US OUT OF OUR GOD WILL. IT'S NOT ABOUT JUDGING, IT ABOUT OUR HEART IS TO LIVE HOLY BEFORE OUR GOD! THAT MEAN HIS BLOOD ON THE CROSS IS NO EFFECT OF US TO LIVE HOLY THEN RIGHT? THAT IS FOR THIS ALL BECAUSE GOD IS JUDGE OF THE HEART OF EACH OF US. KNOW WHY WE ARE AT WHERE MOST AT AND WANT TO TO CONTINUE IN WHAT EVER LIFE STYLE THAT WANT! IF HE MADE AWAY FOR ME TO LIVE HOLY BEFORE HIM, (I MYSELF PREFER TO LEARN ALL THAT IT'S FOR ME TO LEARN TO LIVE A LIFE THAT IS HOLY BEFORE THE LORD, AND HE DON'T HAVE TO KEEP FORGIVEN ME FOR THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER!

    • … You are mixing law and grace. The Law demands, but doesn't empower us to accomplish anything. Grace doesn't expect anything, but empowers us, and we end up doing right by nature, rather than expectation.

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