Instructing the Lord

Have you ever heard yourself saying, “Oh God, please don’t make me (insert worst case scenario here)…

I have.  It usually turns out that He doesn’t make me do whatever it is I don’t want to do, but I somehow end up doing it anyway.

Well, I found myself saying it again.  Before I could get the words out, I realized what I was doing.  So, instead of asking Him to “not make me do that” I changed my prayer to “Please align my heart with yours.”

Phew!  That was close!  I don’t want to be wanting anything against His will. Furthermore, I don’t want to be running from something He has called me to do.  When I run, one of two things happen: either I run around in circles until I obey, or I miss out on the thing He has called me to.

There are two types of people in this world: those who are used through God; and those who are used by God.

“For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ”    (1 Cor. 2:16).



Author: jmelynr

I am just a woman in this world.

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