“Lord, I Love Him. Why Can’t I Have Him?”

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“Lord, you know I really love him. I believe he is the one. Why can’t I have him??”

“But Dad/Mom, what’s so wrong with him? I’m happy with him. Doesn’t my happiness matter to you guys anymore?” 

“Why is it that the guy I really like is exactly the one that seems impossible to have?” 

Sound familiar? 

Maybe you have heard some young people say this, or…yourself? 

Well, I got the idea for this topic the other day when I was talking to a good friend of mine. We were sharing our views on choice making, relationships, and on how many times we misinterpret God.

…yes, it is possible to misinterpret God. For example, take a look at this scenario: 

Let’s suppose you like this guy, or girl, so much. But here’s the deal: your parents don’t approve at all. And somewhere in the back of your head, you know God would not approve either. But being the amazingly stubborn person that you are, you still go to God and beg and complain. It then happens that God gets fed up, and so He says, “Okay. Fine. You can have him/her.” And then you are like, “Oh my goodness! God answered my prayer! I knew this guy was the one!” But the truth is that God is giving you what you want not because it is His will, but because you will only learn by suffering the consequences. 

Listen, when it comes to relationships, making life choices and pretty much everything, you NEED to come to God with a clean bowl. Don’t bring your choice of flour or oil. Just bring your clean bowl and allow God to give you the ingredients and utensils to make the perfect cake. 🎂 

“Trust in the lord with all thine heart,

And lean not to thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct thy paths.” 

It’s Wrong But I Still Do It…So Learn From It.

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It is just wrong. Plain and simple.

But I still do it.

Why? 

I have to do it, else I just go crazy. 

I think no one else does it better than I do.

Or faster than I do. 

But I think I should let her do it too. 

Just make sure she does it well done. 

*sigh*

Okay…if I never allow her the opportunity, she will not learn.

I can’t be everywhere, and do everything at the same time.

Even though I do pride myself in multi-tasking…

Like my Dad says, he who tries to do all, ends up doing little.

I still whish I had 10 hands…

Alright, alright…

I’m done talking. Thanks for listening. 

He Is Attractive 

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Yes, He was attractive. Still is and always will be. 

But now the question is about you. Are you attractive enough? Or is everyone fleeing your company? They should not be running away from you. If they are, then you might want to change your attitude. 

Your attitude is always the problem. That air of I-am-better will not take you anywhere. You might think that it is heaven approved, and you feel more holy by doing so, but truth be told, it’s the TOTAL opposite. 

Consider this: Jesus and the Pharisees.

Was there anything wrong with all that the Pharisees and scribes taught? Nope. All the rules they taught others to follow were very good. But why did people flee from them? 

You see, much like many of us today, they lived their lives in constant worry. They constantly looked for more burdensome rules. They criticized others who did not do as they said. They exaggerated the rules in the Bible, and even made their own. So, who would find their religion attractive where at every turn you realized you were doing wrong like not washing your hands enough times, or in modern times now, you sin if you crack a joke or cut your hair a certain way? Certainly not me! I’d go crazy by just writing a schedule of all I had to do to be holy.

But then there comes this man who attracts thousands of people. He was more of a rule breaker than a keeper. What made the company and words of Jesus so attractive? 

Remember when He said that we should do all what the Pharisees and scribes said, but not do as they, because they said and did not?  

Well, there is the key: you and your religion will be attractive when all you do and say is born out of love to God. All those regulations and rules will be a delight to do. Kind of like when it’s a joy to stay up till 1AM to chat with the guy/girl you like/love.

Ooopsy doodles! 🙄

Not that I recommend you stay up that late. In fact, you shouldn’t. I take that back…okay, time to stop writing. 😂