But God- Disappointing God?

Greetings,

"I feel so bad when I sin and disappoint God. How can I stop? I hate disappointing Him all the time."

But God Image_Color_CrossThis was a question we received this week. It may take more than one week to respond, as there are several layers to the question. First of all, I'm confident that these sentiments are common to most believers.

Let's talk this time about the idea of disappointing God. I believe this is one of the most widely believed LIES of the enemy held by believers today! Let's stop and think about the definition of the word disappoint. Disappointment occurs when a circumstance happens that I wasn't expecting. When was the last time anything caught God off guard? Never, of course. When Jesus died for our sins, all of our sins were what we might call future sins- BUT- they were all known to Him! He knew all of the sins you would ever commit and forgave you. Now, that's good news.

To be clear, I'm not suggesting that we go out and sin because we're forgiven. What I am suggesting is that when we do sin, that we keep our focus on Him rather than on beating ourselves up. Thank Him that it is impossible for you to disappoint Him and thank Him for His forgiveness. We'll look at that in more depth next time.

Keep the questions coming.

Blessings,

Thomas

Thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

 

If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?” Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. In every new ScentBlocker jacket there is a laminated waterproof pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our business!

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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