Is God Sufficient?
Are you sure?
Is He able to supply your needs?
Is He able to grow you spiritually?
Is He able to supply your needs where you are?
“Umm, yes but I might need to make some changes in order for that to happen”
What kind of changes?
“Well, I might need to change jobs.”
What do you do for a living?
“I’m a pastor”
Did God call you to that church?
“Yes, but things aren’t going the way I want them to go and I am struggling with people stepping up to the plate to do the ministries God is leading us toward.”
Are you trying to head in that direction?
Doing everything you can to get there?
“Yes, but I am just spinning my wheels and I’m not even sure if my kids are getting what they need spiritually at the church.”
Did God call you there?
Is God sufficient?
“Yes but I think He wants us to make decisions based on the facts of the situation we are in and if our needs are not being met or the needs of our family, then He would want us to move on to a better place… a greener pasture.”
So you are saying that God is not sufficient everywhere only in some places, while in other places His sufficiency wains.
“Well, when the people are just not doing what they should He can’t work.”
So God is sufficient only with people who are willing to be used, and He is not sufficient in circumstances that are other wise. Thus His sufficiency is limited by people.
“No… it’s just when people are so negative, it dampers things”
So God is sufficient only at Disney World…
Yea the happiest place on earth… He must be really at work there… His Sufficiency abounds through mouse ears. Is that what you are saying? Figuratively of course!
It seems you are currently in a negative state of mind, would you say this is true?
“Well… I’m just being real. I’m a realist”
Then name one thing you have said about your church that is positive.
“Ummm… I don’t guess I have”
Could it be that God is always sufficient but people miss what He is doing in their lives because negative thoughts always makes one look down on things rather than up?
“I think that would be right.”
Then let me ask again… Has God called you to your church?
Is He sufficient to take care of your needs both spiritually and physically?
Will He take care of your family?
“Because He is sufficient.”
Yes He is.