Placing yourself in God’s hands!

September 29, 2010

We could and should all say that we want to be what God wants for us to be. I think that is a
reasonable expectation as well as a realistic desire. However, what does that mean? Does it mean to
endure? Does it mean to stay engaged? Could it mean to be faithful in the now? To Man_Up is to
willingly place ourselves in the hands of God and allow Him to work in us His will by allowing the
processes of reality to develop us to be what God wants for us to be. There will be both reward and
consequences for the decisions and choices we make. Life will not be fair. There will be things that will
seem unwarranted and undeserved. They will all share in molding us to be what God wants for us to be if
we will stay committed to Him.
There will be two areas of temptation with intention to confuse us. One will be the temptation
to consider the past. Although remembering some things of the past is reasonable, we must not
continually dwell on the past. It is a trap. We cannot go backward. It won’t work. It never has and it
never will. Just don’t go there. The other is the temptation to be infatuated with the future. Just as we
can’t dwell continually on the past we cannot be consumed with the future. We do need to know we are
going forward. We do need to have a vision. However, if all we look at is the future we will be continually
disappointed. Tomorrow never comes and yesterday never returns.
We have to find a way to be content today. Today is when God is working on us. Today is when
God heals. Today is when God saves. Today is when God delivers. Today is where we need to work out
how to live. Today is when we must accept the call to Man_Up.

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