Sunday, 6 March 2011
09:53:59 PM (GMT)
We do not know what the future holds, and so we are told to have faith that things
will work out and that all things are used by God for good. Its really hard to
always(by always I mean as close to it as we can achieve, since we are very human)
actively trust God with our future, and for me especially the futures of others.
Whether we are aware of it or not, we tend to try and control the future. Sad to
say, we can do no good with our power alone. No matter how hard I try, if I am not
seeking God's will and trusting Him, all I do will not have good in it, no matter my
intentions it will not bear fruit.
Its not that God sabotages our good intentions, it is that God is good, to be more
precise good cannot exist without Him. Just as wisdom is a gift from God, so is
good. In the past when I have tried harder to hold sand in my fist, I have lost it
all quickly enough. I have tried so very hard, and with nothing but kind love. Yes,
even love does not yield heavenly fruit if God isn't in it.
And so I must exercise faith and sit with my hand open, to see how much sand He
sprinkles onto it(I hope you understand the sand metaphor, if not then message me and
I'll explain it). Often I pray for myself or for others and in many situations "God,
may that which you want to happen, happen. Not what I want, and not what anyone else
It is important to keep record of when God has shown His faithfulness to us. It
makes trusting Him today easier, when we recall what He did for us yesterday.
In short, as often as possible, I want you to reaffirm in your heart that God's will
be done and no one else's. Even if it leads us to be inconvenienced, as it often
will. Then much of what you do will have good in it and bless others and yourself.
I speak from my own experience.