When the outcome to a day, week or year does not end as you expect, hoped for and seek, there are various explanations to consider. Perhaps, its not your time to receive what you desire. Maybe others are more qualified or simply worked harder than you. However, at some point you might have to consider that you are losing God’s favor.
He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything, Luke 15:16.
A first century doctor recounts a parable shared by Jesus. This story illustrates how its possible to lose God’s favor. Instead of waiting for his father’s inheritance, the prodigal son forced the issue. This thirst for earthly riches led to a chain of events resulting in one bad decision after the other. Before this young man knew it, the prodigal was broke, homeless and longed to eat the sloop fed to unclean pigs.
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD‘s purpose that prevails, Proverbs 19:21.
Whenever you hit rock bottom, the first step to recovery is coming to your senses. Once former thoughts of rationalizing sin disappear, individuals can begin to acknowledge their wayward steps. Thus, the best way to repair your relationship with God starts with confession, humility and public apologies. If you’re struggling to grasp why things are going your way in life, may the Holy Spirit enlighten you so that you can regain God’s favor.
by Jay Mankus