How Most Christians Kill Their Future Before it Begins
No matter the relationship status, most people have a desire for more. Be it desiring to date, to be engaged, to be married, to have children or to be pursued by your love who no longer pays as much attention to you. It’s natural to have a desire for “what comes next”.
As Christians, we know the importance of praying ourselves through our disappointment, but for some of us (myself included) when things don’t change fast enough, take matters into our own hands. We TRY to become GOD over our own situation, not realizing we are tying the hands of the one and only ALLLLLLLLL-knowing God.
I can remember telling God “Since you are having a hard time finding me a man, I’ll help you!” The season to follow was THEE worst season of my life. From heartache to regret, my “playing God” caused me many sleepless nights; all because I couldn’t rest in the fact that God knew what he was doing.
James 1:13-15 lets us know what happens when we give in to our own desires, we sin, and ultimately our sin leads to death. Death could be natural and/or spiritual! You could potentially kill the promise God made; you can actually forfeit the blessing God has for you by giving into your right now desire (just ask Moses).
As I approach the next season of desire, I’m reminded that God is all knowing and HE, in his timing, will reveal all things to me. He, in his timing, will make all things work together for my good. He, in his timing, will bless me beyond measures in this season. I’ve made a conscious decision to rest in God’s plan for my life, as I remember what it’s like to step outside of His grace and try to make things happen. Simply put, they fall apart.
A preacher from Louisiana broke Jeremiah 29:11 down like I’d never heard it. He said “Most people quote Jeremiah 29:11 religiously, but they fail to truly embrace the scripture. When God said, “For I know the plans I have for you… he meant it. Christians sometime take ownership of the “I”, ultimately causing the real “I” to step back!” Once I received this knowledge, I became accountable to it.
Now that you know, you’re accountable to this information as well! Now that you know better (or have been reminded), you must do better at letting God be God and the Lord of your situation…uninterrupted by you!
Shannon Cheri Colar