June 30, 2011 Comments Off on Plan B
13 “You have done a foolish thing,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. 14 But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the LORD’s command.” -1 Samuel 13:13-14
In our life, we are always given many different options. Each and everyday you wake up, you have an option to wear a different colored shirt, eat a different cereal, choose which shampoo to wear, or what colored socks to put on.
We have two options:
Plan A) We give into what we want because we’re insecure and like to cover things up. We go to church, but don’t pay attention because we don’t like the church we go to and don’t want to make an effort to try and get something out of the sermon. We can seek out our life goals, live to further ourselves, and make our wildest dreams come true. We can go after the easy things in life, finding out things that take the least amount of effort to get the most recognition… (90% of people choose Plan A everyday…)
Plan B) We die to ourselves, waiting for what God has for us. We respond to the calling in our lives, regardless of whatever it may be or how few benefits it will actually help us in our material lives. We treat others with respect and trust that God will provide all things in his timing, not ours. We let God fill our dreams and aspirations, rather than society, and seek to find the straight and narrow path. (10% of people choose plan B for their life)
Saul chose Plan A for his life in the verse above because he was unwilling to wait on Gods promise that Samuel was going to come to him on a certain day. God isn’t a fan of us making plans for our life and leaning on our wisdom. Why? Because He created us, created everything that keeps us going everyday and clearly knows us better than we know us.
So what did God do when Saul didn’t do what He asked him to do? God found someone else to fill the purpose that He had originally set for Saul.
God has a special calling for your life that He wants you to embrace, but are you going to actually seek it. He has something much greater than you could ever think you could accomplish, but how awful would it be if He let someone else accomplish it because you weren’t willing to live a life for Him?
The silly things you are chasing after on the weekends, the small amounts of happiness you find after drinking that only leads to a worse feeling, or the abusive relationship you allow yourself to be in because you feel you don’t deserve any better…These things will keep you from your purpose, these things that are completely in your control will make God pick someone else.
Don’t think that the first plan/option for your life is the only one, there is more to life than what you see on TV. I promise. God isn’t afraid of picking someone else for the awesome purpose He has in store for you if you aren’t willing to live a life for him- it’s biblical
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”