(05.14.21 – Despising God -Luke 12:13)
My friend, may I ask you a question? Did you know that many Christians today live their lives in a fog. They allow a cupful of troubles to cloud their vision and dampen their spirit.
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day.
I'm M. Clifford Brunner.
Some time ago, a research firm did an analysis of privately owned companies through their boards of directors. They were seeking to discover what it was that kept company executives in their positions for a greater length of time. Was their ability to remain in their positions for a long period of time due to something that the company did for its managers or something that the managers did for the company. What they discovered was surprising although not totally unexpected when you weigh all the factors. Executives who keep their jobs the longest are the ones who suggest solutions when a problem is presented and don’t dwell on the problem. Longevity, the ability to stay with one company for a long period of time, has more to do with what a manager gives back that what he takes.
Longevity was based on a little thing so vitally important–attitude. Companies keep managers who have an attitude of "can do" as opposed to "now what;" a little thing, but so important to the success of a business. Similarly, when it comes to solving the problems in our lives, God looks for something small but very important in us as well.
Here's a story: Did you know that a dense fog covering seven city blocks to a depth of 100 feet is composed of less that one glass of water. That amount of water is divided into about 60 billion tiny droplets. Yet when those minute particles settle over a city or the countryside, they can almost blot out everything from sight–something very small affecting something very large. (The Paper Pulpit.)
Many Christians today live their lives in a fog. They allow a cupful of troubles to cloud their vision and dampen their spirit. Anxiety, turmoil and defeat strangle their thoughts. Their lives are being "choked by the cares of this world" (Luke 8:14). But "God" according to the Apostle Paul, "has NOT given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline" (2 Tim. 1:7). Dwelling on the problem creates a poor attitude. It would be far better to dwell on the potential for solution than the fact that a problem exists. When we bring our problems to God we need to lay them at the feet of our Savior with the attitude that whatever God decides will be good for me; that there is a solution to my problem and He has the answers. The answer to our prayer may not be the one we were looking for. But, if we keep an attitude of being willing to change our lives should He ask us to, that attitude will go a long way in lifting the fog of uncertainly in our lives. Staying power, the ability of a Christian to remain at one with His Lord and on the same page as his maker, has everything to do with how we obediently react to God's promise to act and little to do with when He chooses to do so.
We pray. Heavenly Father, when we dwell on our problems we often create a poor attitude, finding it far more difficult to dwell on the potential for solution than the fact that a problem exists. When we bring our problems to You we can lay them at Your feet knowing that whatever You decide will be good for me; that there is a solution to my problem because You have the answers. The answer to our prayer may not be the one we were looking for. But, if we keep an attitude of being willing to change our lives should You ask us to, that attitude will go a long way in lifting the fog of uncertainly around lives. Give us staying power, the ability to remain at one with You, on the same page as our maker, so that everything we do, with we do obediently in reaction to Your promise to act, and little to do with when You choose to do so. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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