Doing ALL Things

We have heard it said; “I’m not wired that way”; meaning we are predisposed to operate at a certain level. What we must realize is, yes, we are all in fact “wired” but is it not presumptive, even irreverent to suggest that we know God’s mind for us?

God does in fact set a plan for our lives. it does not “evolve” out of trial and error. Often our response to that plan sometimes changes as we experiment with our life’s choices. But, it does not alter His plan.
If we settle with the conclusion that we ar a six-volt system with limitations on our powers to generate things, we sell God short. He has given us distinct and higher powers granted in His image.

Truly this “settlement” in us is an excuse to quit exploring for many. For all; better it be said; “My powers are yet to be determined. I will truly never know what they are, but I am open to the understanding that God will reveal them in His time. And, there is not a chance that I will settle for, or use up, or place limitations on what he has declared He will do in my life.”

You may have, as I have, been troubled by the seeming paradox of the declaration in Philippians; 4/13; That I have strength for all things in Christ ( sometimes interpreted “I can DO ALL things”) And Jeremiah 29 /11 that promises “For the Lord has plans for you”, and they may involve limitations.

Clearly we are not to believe that we can do “all things” or reconcile ourselves to certain things,, but must surrender to His things, His plan.

If God were to use the vernacular, He might well assert; “Keep your pants on, you aint seen nothin’ yet!”.

Me? I’ll keep them on, thank you.

About 4hispraise

I am quite simply a child of our Lord God. What good that I have done or may do, I pray will reflect solely on the presence of The Holy Spirit who speaks for me in all things.

3 Responses to Doing ALL Things

  1. 4hispraise says:

    How perfectly and wisely said. If we had to go it alone , we would still be riding a tricycle. With hHm we have a try cycle.. I didn’t think of that; HE did., That’s what we mean. Right?

  2. My immediate response to a call to service is often “I can’t do that!”
    Thankfully, my incredibly amazing God agrees with me, assuring me that of course *I* can’t, but that ‘He in me’ can, and I have been truly amazed at what He has enabled and empowered me to achive in His given ability and strength.

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Praise God, He knows we are dust and will allow us to be tempted to our limit, beyond which He makes a way to escape i.e. He takes over in His strength over our weakness.We need not panic. when He is cool.

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