God is Punishing Me, What Should I Do?

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I remember how many times I was disciplined growing up. With mum, it was regular and lenient. With dad, it was occasional but terrible and indelible.

I can’t forget the day my younger sister reported me to dad that I jumped from a first floor balcony, only trying to show that what a boy could do, a girl couldn’t.

Well, she showed me what girl could do; she reported me.

My dad beat me so much that when I slept that night, I dreamt that I died and I was buried. It was that intense. The discipline “entered”

From that day, I didn’t move near High or Long jump, anything that entails jumping was a no go area! I was never led to that area again!

Even so, God disciplines us. Take a look here:

It’s the child he loves that he disciplines; the child he embraces, he also corrects. God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. He’s treating you as dear children. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training,

Heb 12:6 – 7 (MSG) 

Some of the experiences you are going through in your relationship is just God’s way of educating you. He wants you to be better.  He doesn’t want you to fail. He doesn’t want you to become a failure.  He doesn’t want you to regret later. So He disciplines.

Accept God’s discipline and move on into greater heights. God doesn’t want you to drop out of that discipline system.  It’s not punishment, it’s training. God will NEVER punish you! It may look like that, but it’s not!

As you respond to His discipline and learn from your mistakes or errors, a better version of you emerges and God can use you better.

That relationship broke? Oh, ensure you learn from it before you jump into another one! Take your training and let the best of God be available for you.

Got any questions? Leave them in the comments and I will respond.

God is not punishing me. I respond well to God’s training

Pray for grace to receive the training with a humble heart.

Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Go through the training patiently because God is not punishing you.

Heb 12


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By Dunamis Okunowo

Facilitator at Kisses and Huggs Club. Pastor at Shouts of Grace Center, Ibadan. Pastor,  Father, Mentor, Writer, Husband.

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