Monday, July 3, 2017

Getting a Lucky Do-Over

But the person who loves God is the one whom God recognizes. 1 Corinthians 8:3

Ever notice that in life the more you try to control the situation, the less you really are in control?!  I mean maybe you liked the outcome because you got what you wanted but how many other lives did you hurt in the process of getting what you wanted?

Many people feel that in order to be a good Christian that you have to give up complete control to God and that life is going to be so boring, no fun and all full of service to others at all times.

Both of these ideas are wrong. Yes we need to just let God do "His thing" but it's not going to be boring.  Goodness, look how creative He is!!!  One glance outside at the world around us should be enough for us to understand that he has an imagination that outdoes ours every time. Look at the human body - umm.. we didn't create that!  He did! Heck, we are still trying to figure out how it all works!

So, consider yourself lucky. Give up the addiction or hurt or hang-up and just let God be God. The verse for today tells us that if we love God He will be leading our lives.  And frankly, I think an addiction is proof enough that we don't have control ourselves.  So why wouldn't we let the Man who created everything and made it amazing finish His story - and see how much better He can end it.

I consider that getting a chance to have a lucky do-over.