Monday, June 2, 2014
A good thing vs a God thing
There are certain situations that cause us to doubt God. When things don't seem to work out our way or when we make choices that seemed good on the onset, don't pan out like we had hoped. It is easy to blame God for these things. But as we point our finger at Him we must keep in mind that all good things are not God things. This is a hard concept to grasp, especially if you came from a line of thinking that all good things come from God and all bad things come from the devil.
All good things are not God things
God has a plan for us and invites us to share in that plan. God wants to bless us and gave us free will to chose him or not to. This is not to say if God plan was for you to turn left on Main street and you when right, you are doomed because you didn't follow God plan. But if you intentally when right to sin then that's a different story.
But we can be presented with many good things that are wonderful things. But we do not need to choose them all and if we were to put them all on our plate we might stumble under the weight of all of the good things. God gives us lot of good things to do and choose from but we have to discern which ones are merely good things and which ones are God things which will bring us closer to him and increase our holiness.
This is difficult and part of being human. We may also have some regret about the choices we make and which good things we choose but if we are working with God in prayer and activly discerning which will bring us closer to him, God will bless our choices more than we can see from the results we calculated will happen at that moment when we made the choice.
This "good" thing "God" thing is in every decision we make on where we work, where we live or how we spend our money. We have to make the decision on how we feel God is calling us with the information we have at hand. We cannot predict the future nor can be change the past. We have do what we feel God is asking us to do then, "Let go and Let God." He will handle the details and bless us in ways we may never have imagined were possible.