“But I Don’t Want to…….”
Have you ever heard those words from a child?
I don’t want to eat that. I don’t want to go to bed now. I don’t want to say I’m sorry. I don’t want to forgive them. I don’t want to wear that, etc. etc.
Have you ever struggled with those words yourself? Even as adults we can be guilty of saying or thinking — I don’t want to……. It might even be I don’t want to change how I feel or what I think because I am hurting and you just don’t understand. Then God reminds us that it’s not about ourselves or man’s thoughts – it’s about having the mind of Christ and what God thinks and desires in our lives.
Sometimes it can be positive, in today’s culture, I don’t want to think that way about people and act that way towards another human being.
In the spiritual realm, the “I don’t want to” attitude is a struggle and can get out of hand before we realize it. Life is full of distractions, surprises and sudden changes in our circumstances, health, finances, jobs, relationships, family and our comfort zones. Recently I have been reminded through study and devotional time, that it actually is all an issue of faith and rust in the sovereignty of God.
-I don’t want to wait for answers —— FAITH
-I don’t want to make decisions without knowing the outcome —– FAITH
-I don’t want to change my plans —- FAITH
-I don’t want to accept this situation —– FAITH
-I don’t want to give up control of this situation —- FAITH
–I don’t want to let my family or child to go through that —- FAITH
Recently during a choir rehearsal prayer/share time, one of the ladies said that sometimes when she is struggling with something it is as if God says to her –“stay out of MY business”. GOD IS ABLE!!
Luke 7:50 – your faith has saved you
II Corinthians 5:7 – we walk by faith and not by sight
Galatians 2:20 – the life I live I live by faith in the Son of God
Ephesians 2:8 – for by grace are you saved through faith
Colossians 2:5b – rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ
James 1:6 – ask in faith without doubting
As we walk out this faith talk, we must constantly remind ourselves that God is all knowing and all powerful and He is in control regardless of how we feel or what we see.
Let’s get our hands off “His business” and let Him show His power in our weakness.