Are you waiting for God or procrastinating?

Super Bowl LIV. Imagine your dream is to win the Super Bowl and surely you would have to pray a lot for that. But God won’t magically give you a Champions ring. So it’s pretty clear that if you sit on your buttocks all day it WON’T HAPPEN.

To win the Super Bowl you need strength and conditioning (that is on you), you need discipline (that’s also on you), you need to be coachable (oh wait that is also on you), be perseverant, a good team player, be in good spirit, trust your game among many, many other factors that ALL FALL ON YOU before you can even be picked up to play on a team.

Put this in perspective and ask yourself:  “What is that I am waiting on God to do and what NEEDS to be READY so God can bless me? 

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23

“Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.” Ecclesiastes 11:6

Remember, God is not a magician. He is not in the entertainment business, He is in the education business. And he is going to bless you through people. You don’t know which one of them are being obedient. (Remember Ecclesiastes 11:6)

So really, how can you help God bless you? What can YOU do now that would bring this need, this goal, this dream of yours closer to reality? How can you help God help you?

Next week, let’s talk about blessings.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could eliminate all insects?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could eliminate all insects? Can you imagine a world without bugs?  While having a world without bugs sounds very appealing it would bring about the extinction of the human race. Yep, google it.

A less apocalyptic scenario would be: “ what if we forced all boys to be football players and all girls to be ballerinas?”

Stupid to think like this, no? We can’t even begin to imagine what would happen, yet we want God to fix our problems the way WE believe is best.

Are you putting God in a box?

God if you just give me a job … God if you helped me get out of here … God if you just did THIS … do you truly, truly know what is best for you or your loved ones? Would it not be wiser to just let God handle it according to His plan?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. Psalm 143:10

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

I pray you will humble yourself and ask for guidance.

I pray you will let go of your plans and be open to His. 

I pray my dear brothers and sisters, that you will be quick to listen, slow to speak and immune to anger, worry and despair.

It’s in Jesus name I pray,  Amen

Next week, I’ll discuss the difference between letting go (God) and being irresponsible.

God is Powerful and CAN do Anything!

God is powerful and can do anything, but are you wondering WHY IN THE WORLD IS TAKING SO LONG TO … (insert your project here). 

God only works through people. He could make whatever you want happen instantaneously, but you would not learn to deal with your brothers and sisters in Christ.

So if what you want is taking long, it may be simply because people involved in it are not being OBEDIENT. 

But in the Bible it says:  “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”  Romans 8:18 NIV

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 NIV

Now ask yourself: “Am I being a boulder or a guide on someone’s path?

I pray that all the people who need to be involved in your project wake up, listen and accept their roles, so things can move faster.

I pray that you will receive wisdom and resilience to see your path and to continue pursuit.

And I Pray your FAITH will be strong enough to mute your doubts. 

It’s in Jesus name, Amen

And remember “You can have everything in life you want, if you help enough other people get what they want” Zig Ziglar