An earth-shattering revelation?

21 May

God and I have been talking this morning, and He is reminding me of a truth that I cannot escape.  I don’t want to face up to this and THAT has something to do with how my brain is wired … But, it is true and I have to admit it.  I have to agree with Him on this!

Before I reveal it, let me ask you to read the entire thing before you jump to conclusions or make assumptions about me.  I wish this were not true and it DOES NOT mean I give up.  But fact is fact.  So here goes:

I cannot make ANYONE serve God.  I cannot make ANYONE live for Him.  The ONLY ONE I have control over is ME.

There are many people in my life, and specifically in my church, for whom I care deeply.  I want to see them succeed.  I see what I believe is great potential in their lives.  Some of them reach for it and even far-exceed my estimation of what God has for them.  And some are happy just existing … not engaging with God or His will for their lives.  Although I don’t know God’s will for anyone but ME, I can see it by the fruit in their lives (or lack of it).

So, today, God gently reminds me that I need to be the best David I can be.  Keep praying.  Keep loving.  And allow the Holy Spirit to do His job.  And I am praying for just that.

One Response to “An earth-shattering revelation?”

  1. changedmeforgood May 21, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    That’s all I want you to be – the best David! Love God and let Him use you to encourage us and to help us in studying His word. You can’t make anyone do anything – You are not God 🙂 my 2 cents

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