Gut Check Questions on Your Trust
What is your motivation for life? Is it truly God? Do you do things to be seen in a good way by people or do you do them because God told you to do them?
Is God truly your provider or do you provide for yourself and call it the work of God, making your own stomach and desires your God rather than the Most High.
Do you desire more than you already have or do you trust that what you have is what you need to complete what God has called you to complete?
Do you seek God’s will for your every step in life or do you just take the wheel after you think “I got it?”
Why do you do what you do in the day? Do you even seek God’s advice for what you should do with your day or is it based on a schedule that is set by your own agenda? Do you ask God if you’re even supposed to go to work today?
Why is it that God says he will provide everything for you, yet you seek to provide everything for yourself?
Why is it that you give into your fleshly desires rather than rule your flesh through the power of the Holy Spirit?
Why is it you drink when the Bible says that to drink is to invite evil?
Where in the Bible does it say that God desires for you to “have fun” or “enjoy your life” and therefore live according to what you desire for your life?
Why is it that you go to sleep when you sleep? Why is it that you take your orders from someone other than God?
Why is it that you act in accordance with this world’s dictates rather than the dictates of God?
Why is it that you perpetuate the same lies in your life that have been passed down for generations? Is it because they are true or is it because everyone else says that its true? Does the Bible say the same about these things you think?
Why is it that the Bible says explicitly not to make any graven image yet we bow down to an image of Jesus? What does Isaiah 44:17 really mean? Did Jesus ask us to erect images of him anywhere in the Bible?
Why is it that you work for money when the Bible makes it clear that we cannot serve both God and money? (Matthew 6:24)
Why is it that we worship the work of mans hands and our technological prowess when the Tower of Babel already provoked God to anger and He scattered the nations and divided our languages because of the evil of our hearts? (Genesis 11:1-9)
Why is it that we participate in governments and societies that are not of the Kingdom of God when Jesus already proclaimed that He has all authority in heaven and on earth and that the Kingdom of Heaven has been established? (Matthew 28:18)
Why is it that you are “proud to be American” when the Bible tells us that pride comes before the fall? (Proverbs 16:18)
Why is it that we allow people to be labeled by their sins when Jesus himself did not condemn the woman who committed adultery in John 8?
Why is it that we make pledges of allegiance, sign documents, shake hands, and make agreements, accepts terms of service, etc. when God clearly says that do so is from the evil one? (Matthew 5:37)
Why is it that we continue to rebel against God, provoke him to anger, and put all of our hope and trust in the work of our hands, and the systems of men, and the technological advances of men? Is it because we do not believe/understand the scriptures?
How much of your life is truly reliant on God?
Take more than a moment to think about this. What systems do you rely on for your well being? What happened if that went away in the next hour? What would you do then?
The Bible tells us that the systems of this world will collapse in one hour (Revelation 18:10). Many are relying on the rapture as their way out of this. But if you are so heavily reliant on the systems of this world now, what makes you believe that when things get really bad you can rely on God, whom you’ve neglected in your life to save you? Can he? Absolutely. Will he? The Bible makes a lot of promises, but every single one of these promises in the covenant is based on our obedience to the covenant relationship with God.
How obedient are you really being? Jesus Christ was the propitiation and he finished the work that God sent him to finish. Through him, we are forgiven if we take up our cross and follow him daily. Are you truly following him or are you merely going through the motions?
Read about how his disciples followed him and how they lived after he was resurrected. Did they have employment and just head to church on Sunday or did they dedicate their very lives to the cause that they so fervently believed in?
I am not here to judge, these questions are also questions that I must continually reflect upon and work on with God. If I had been perfected and completed all of the work that God has given me, you wouldn’t be able to read this article because God would’ve taken me already (Mark 4:29).
But these are the things we need to deeply reflect upon and repent of if we are not obeying what God explicitly tells us to do. God desires mercy and not sacrifice, but we must choose mercy through repentance and dedicating our whole heart, mind and soul to loving God, obeying His Word, and following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ His son.
'“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’' Matthew 7:21-23 https://my.bible.com/bible/114/MAT.7.21-23
The first step to fixing a problem is recognizing that we have one. If we are operating outside of what the Bible tells us the truth is, then we are operating out of alignment with God. He may still bless us because He is good. But in order to access the fullness of the covenant relationship we have with him, we must also be faithful to obey.
We have a tool we created to help ourselves take the ideas and thoughts we tell ourselves and put them up against the Truth of God’s word. We call it our breaking down strongholds tool. You can download it free by clicking here. (Link at the bottom of that page).