Melvyn Tan
November 12, 2013 — By tanmelvyn@gmail.com

You Choose To Believe It Or Not

[blockquote source=”Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)“]Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.[/blockquote] See to Believe We sometimes fool ourselves into believing that we have to see it to believe it. There are clearly some things we don’t see but we believe it. You […]

[blockquote source=”Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)“]Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.[/blockquote]

See to Believe
We sometimes fool ourselves into believing that we have to see it to believe it. There are clearly some things we don’t see but we believe it. You can choose not to believe electricity, but it is there and if you touch it you’d be fried. You can choose to not believe in the law of gravity, but all you need to do is to walk out of a tall building’s window.

Some of us like to believe that God has a special blueprint for every single one of us. I’d like to believe it this way.

Natural Law
We are designed to function in similar ways with regards to the natural law. In other words, we all have ears and they are made to perform a specific purpose. You would not find one person who sees with his ears nor would you encounter another who eats with his nose. These are designed to function in a specific manner.

We Are Coded Differently
However, we are coded differently in terms of our conscience. We have a mind, to make choices. And that will be different for different people. For example, two people who encounter the same event may choose very different pathways. The reason for that difference is our ability to choose. You may choose to observe certain aspects of the event while another may choose differently. And because of our choice of focus, it has an impact on our interpretation and subsequently our actions.

Choices
This choice is so powerful that we can even exercise this choice to deny God’s will. We can choose to not obey. We can choose to ignore. But we cannot choose the consequences. In other words, we can choose to ignore God’s will but we will suffer from God’s decree. God’s decree will come to pass, regardless of whether you ignore it or not. Much like you can ignore electricity but if you touch it, you will learn the consequences.

Hence, whether you choose to believe in God’s will or not is inconsequential. Conversely, if you choose to obey God’s will you will be rewarded as a consequence; again regardless of whether you believe it or not.

What we need to know is that God’s promises are always delivered. His will is always done. So, do the ‘work’ and as it is said in Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.

Prayer
Father, we pray that You will guide us as we do the ‘work’ and we commit all our efforts to You. In Jesus name, Amen.