Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
I know it’s late but I could not got to bed without speaking to y’all today. Let’s see, it was homecoming for the university I graduated from- so I spent time catching up with old friends and just loving on people. Catching up can be very tiring and that led to a 3 hour nap and HuluPlus marathon shortly afterward. I got a free moment to study the Sunday school lesson for tomorrow and I was reminded of the goodness of God and His sovereignty. I was reading Job and when God confronts Job about his attitude towards his situation and etc, He says “I’m in charge of all this—I run this universe!” (Job 41:11 MSG). So I thought I would tell you what He whispered to me ..”I run this…”
Sometimes its easier to think that we are on the same level as God, like we control our own destinies. Yes, we make choices that affect our lives but at the same time we are creation trying to figure out the Creator. I have been so guilty of this…guilty of thinking that I know more than God and then becoming frustrated with Him when my life doesn’t turn out the way I planned. Reading about Job sort of put me in my place. I wasn’t around when the world was created, I did not tell the ocean how to be formed or instruct the animals how to live their life. I was created like everything else, programmed with a distinct plan for my existence. I didn’t think of myself and say hey I want to be on the earth..”Presto..be born.” In fact, I wasn’t around to make sure my parents got together, I wasn’t even around for their births. I am just a product of God’s plan, a player in His game of chess and ultimately not someone that He has to answer to or be accountable to. I am not on His level. But…my attitude was saying something different as I questioned His about my circumstances, as I questioned His about His plan. My attitude at its worst said “Hey You! Answer to me – why?” Totally unacceptable.
Sometimes we needed to be reminded of who we are in relation to Him and then we’ll find ourselves full of humility and repentance. I bowed my head and I repented for my attitude and how I approached Him concerning my situation. In Job 38-41, God ask Job if He would like to take over His responsibilities as orchestrator of the universe- Job fell silent. That’s how I feel, I don’t want God’s job: too much pressure and I’ll mess up . I will fail humanity, where as He never fails. He has a plan. He knows what He is doing. I think we forget that God is not new at His job, been doing the same things since the beginning of time. This is not His first go around at the rodeo. When we begin to think in this mindset, we begin to see ourselves as we truly are ( not on his level), and we begin to realize that we can trust Him. We can trust God with our lives…He knows more than we do.
Isaiah 55: 8-9 (MSG) says…
I don’t think the way you think.
The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
“For as the sky soars high above earth,
so the way I work surpasses the way you work,
and the way I think is beyond the way you think
He doesn’t see things the way we do…our knowledge is limited, we only see so much but He knows and sees all… He does things differently.
Jeremiah 29: 11 (MSG) says..
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
He knows what He is doing….He runs this!
Until next time,