I really don’t think that people want to pay attention to what God is saying because they may have prayed and not got an answer or they may have had a bad experience with church or other Christians. I have an answer for that, “you are not to put your eyes on the world and what is going on around you, you are to put your eyes upon Jesus”. Isaiah 45:22, “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.”
People seem to have the wrong idea of who Jesus is. They say well this person did this, or that person did that, but their focus is totally off. You cannot judge Jesus by what others do. Following Jesus is a relationship with Him and not with other Christians or with this or that church. A one on one relationship with Jesus Christ, period. If people could just take their eyes off of what is going on around them and look to God, then their lives are going to change and there will be joy and peace in their lives.
God wants us to surrender to him and his ways so that we will be a part of the Kingdom and be with him at the end of time. He will change our lives and he will make a way where there seems to be no way. Ephesians 3:20, Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
I am not a perfect Christian in any way shape or form. I have many problems and every day is just not the best ever. I have struggles and I don’t always turn to God first, I usually turn to him as a last resort or I have no other alternative. That is my fault and no one else’s. I know what to do but there are those times I forget to surrender to him and let him into my life. I love God with everything that is within me and though I make many mistakes he still loves me and still forgives me even when I think I don’t deserve it.
God is saying to me and to you, Surrender, turn from the ways of the world and turn to him and though things may not change around us right away, they will change or we will be given the grace to see it through. Surrender to him and we will regardless of what is going on in the world be with him at the end of time. Surrender to him and though we may be under attack, we will have the peace of God and there will be a covering over us. Don’t try to change yourself, Surrender to him and let him change you from the inside out.
God bless you, and I hope and pray that in some way this will help you to understand more that it is about a relationship with Jesus and not what the other people are saying or doing.