Recently, my daughter came up with these words; “Daddy, I don’t argue with God, I allow Him to talk first.” Well, I don’t really know what prompted this statement in her heart but I learnt a serious lesson from it; don’t argue (or struggle) with God. Allow Him to have His way.

Friend, If you are born again, you have not only accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, you have also accepted Him as your Lord. As a Saviour, He came to save you. As your Lord, He came to lead you (Romans 8:14). Why would you call Him Lord if you would not do His bidding (Luke 6:46)? You cannot be saying, “No, Lord!” and still claim that Jesus is your Lord. There is only one response to a Lord, and that response is, “Yes!”

Do you argue with God? Do you struggle with Him? Listen, it is not a sign of spirituality when you say, “God has been struggling with me for some time now…”; it is a sign of immaturity. God’s Spirit does not want to strive with you. There is a point you get to that the Holy Spirit gives up on you; “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man…” (Genesis 6:3).

We must not take the patience of God for granted. It should rather help us to make adjustments as we stay in alignment with His plans and purposes. Jacob should not have gone through what he went through if he had submitted to God on time (Genesis 32:24-32). How can a man wrestle with God? Does it sound reasonable and sensible? This is what happens when a man feels he can outsmart God.

You cannot outsmart God. Even when you think you are having your way, it is only because God allowed you. May you not have your way at the expense of your destiny in Jesus name! May you have the wisdom and humility to submit to God’s plans and purposes. May you learn to trust God even when you cannot trace Him. May you rest assured that you cannot miss it following God.

In what area(s) of your life have you been struggling with God? There is no award for outstanding wrestlers in the Kingdom, there is only a place for submitted people. Stop struggling with God! Stop postponing your destiny! Stop inflicting unnecessary injuries on yourself! Stop wasting time and resources! Don’t complete that cycle of folly like the prodigal son (Luke 15:14-18). The earlier you come to your senses, the better for your destiny. You will succeed!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria