Don’t Put a Question Mark Where God Has Put a Period
When I was a kid, I read a sign somewhere that said not to put a question mark where God has put a period. I think the quote might've even been like, “Don't put a question mark where God has put a period.” Today, as an adult, I think about that. How convicting is that? How many times in my life do I put a question mark where God has put a period?
God tells you, “I'll never leave you or forsake you.” Period. But what do we do? We put a question mark. “God, are you gonna leave me or forsake me?” What does the Bible say? “My God shall supply all of your needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus.” Period. What do we do? The minute we need something, the minute we feel the financial crunch, the minute we're not sure where the answer's gonna come from, we put a question mark. “God, are you going to meet all of my needs?”
Don't put a question mark where God has put a period. God is faithful. The book of Hebrews says, “to keep his promises. He is faithful who promised.” Every promise in the book is yours. Remember that song growing up as a kid ... I'm not gonna try to sing it for you, but something along the lines of “every promise in the book is mine”. I probably have butchered that song, but the point is true.
I think one of the greatest examples in the scriptures of putting a question mark where God put a period is the children of Israel. When God delivered them out of the hands of the Egyptians, and they're in the wilderness. They then get right to the border of Canaan, the promised land, where God has not only said, “I will deliver you,” but, “I'm gonna give you life, I'm gonna give you this land that flows with milk and honey.”
They stood at the border, digging their heels in, not wanting to go in. Because they saw people there that didn't want them to be there, they saw problems. They started putting a question mark right where God put a period. What they didn't realize was that God did have their best intentions in mind. What they didn't realize was that those people that appeared to be opposition and didn't want them, were actually part of God's plan to grow their faith and to make them a better people.
Friend, listen. Whatever you're going through today in your life, personally; in your family; in your ministry; in your career; in your life work; with your kids; with your spouse; maybe it's something financially; maybe it's something with your health, whatever it is refuse to put a question mark where God has put a period. Remember, He loves you, He has a great plan for your life, and He is faithful who is promised.
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