According to His word – 18 | Fola Daniel Adelesi, ASM, ACL, WCC

At some point when Mary received the word of God, it was hard to comprehend so she said, ‘how shall these things be?’ but I guess she also remembered that it was God who sent His word and it will not fail because it is God so she said, ‘be it unto me according to your word.’

There is a difference between a man reading the Bible and a man receiving a word from God and I can also say that’s why the Bible helped us to understand that the letter kills but the Spirit gives life. The first and the second statements made by Mary are two different statements entirely and they prove that there was a transition from the faith arena. When the transition took place the result was that the same person who was asking how something would happen began to say, ‘be it unto me according to your word.’

We must move from that point where we seek to understand everything that God wants us to do before believing what He has said that he would do. It is important for us to understand that He alone can see the end from the beginning and we cannot so it will not make any sense even if he told us how everything would play out from the beginning to the end of what He wants us to be engaged it. Mary wanted to figure how those events were going to play out but at some point she just realized it was not possible for her to figure out how everything would play out especially realizing that it was not a man that was talking. When a man is talking and he is trying to tell you what will happen, you may want to argue with him because you do not want to be deceived and logic can be introduced into your conversations with men. When you get talking with God the game is a different thing entirely. Logic has no place in the conversation with God because more than half of the things he will tell you about your life and the things that you will experience will never be logical. They are things that will defy explanation so you cannot expect God to work by logic.

There are times things have not worked for us because we expect God to present logical reasons for what he told us he would do for us but I must also say that God does not owe us an explanation for what he wants to do for us. He only expects us to believe that he can do it and we just need to leave him to the strategy he will engage for whatever he is going to do! If we are ever going to succeed and rise in life, going by what the word of God said or what God told us directly, then we have to stop trying to figure everything out and just come to the understanding that God will always be God and will not fail to do what He said He will do.

As for me, if God said anything that sounds unbelievable about my job, family, academics, social life, spiritual life, future or any other thing, I will just take the simple step that Mary took and say, ‘be it unto me according to your word!’ I guess Mary also realized that she didn’t create herself and was not the one making herself promises that cannot be kept. We are talking about the God who made you in the first place who is now making promises to you so all you need to say is, ‘I don’t know how I will get there but be it unto me according to your word.’ I don’t seem to be qualified to get this but be it unto me according to your word because you will not fail!

About the author Fola Daniel Adelesi

Fola Daniel Adelesi is a professional public speaker who also trains other speakers. He's a highly engaging training facilitator and he holds his large audience spell bound when speaking at gatherings. Apart from his several platforms which include banks, insurance companies and religious organizations where he facilitates trainings, he has been a part of some national television shows and he spoke so intelligently. He's an author, business consultant and highly skilled master of ceremony with excellent poise and diction. He was on the Debaters TV reality show season 1, he presented 'You Can' on Radio Continental in 2011 and he did motivational segments on Galaxy TV from Dec 2008 to August 2009. Fola Daniel has authored at least 5 books including ‘Writing Business Proposals,’ ‘The Mentoring father’ and ‘Get up and hit that goal.’ He talked about Social Media on - An ICT Show on Lagos Television from August 2015 to late 2016. He’s a regular guest on some national tv platforms (including Channels TV and Television Continental) and a delight to their audience. He trained as a communications professional, works as a business consultant and was also trained at Lagos Business School in collaboration with Google as a Digital Business Manager. He is the President and CEO of the Edible Pen Group.

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