What comes to your mind when you think of these two words?
Maybe it's all of the things you can't see yet. The circumstances that didn't go the way that you'd thought they would. Often times, we have a negative connotation of these two words because we have a hard time embracing promises that seem like they'll never happen. Oh sorry, I forgot. Everything works perfectly in your life. You don't have any uncertainties and aren't waiting for anything from God. It's been a few days since April fool's day, but that would be considered a plain-out LIE!
As I’ve written devotionals and blogs, I’ve learned to disregard irony. There are times in my life when I hear God speak to my heart. Sometimes, however, it takes a second voicing of the same subject to let me know—“Hey, this is it!” Such is the case of this devotional.
First of all, if God tells you to take your hands off the wheel while you’re driving, you may want to question what he’s talking about! The wheel I want to talk to you about is the steering wheel of our lives. You see, each of us has a guide leading the direction of our footsteps and life. It may be you. It may be God. Or, then again, MAYBE ITS YOU!
On Your Way to the Promised Land
But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The LORD never appeared to you’?”
Then the LORD asked him, “What is that in your hand?”
“A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied.
Accepting the Advice of Jethro
This week contains some of the most stressful and busy days that I’ve had in a long time. Perhaps you feel the same way. Or maybe this week has been easy so far, but each of us have had our share of busyness and being overwhelmed. The central part of this devotional is this statement: “You can only do so much, before you do too much.” I am by no means supporting laziness; rather, I am encouraging you to understand that Goldilocks played this game too. Too little is not enough, too much is more than enough, and just right is—well, just right.
Pick Up the Sling Shot, Grab a Stone, and Trust God
I would say imagine, but I don’t think that’s necessary. Looking into your own life, you will surely see it. The giant is large, mean, and negative. For the past forty days or so, this nine-foot tall individual has been nagging at you. He has been reminding you of your weaknesses, insulting your identity, making you doubt your faith, and declaring your inability to overcome. This is the giant—rather, the Philistine, David saw on his journey of taking gifts to his brothers at war. David didn’t see Goliath as a giant in comparison with his God. This devotional has the purpose of encouraging you to see your giants the same way.