This morning I had a thought occur to me. I am at the flea market, and I don’t have time to expound upon it. Therefore, I will have to wait until I get home to fully explain it. Here is a brief view of it: King Solomon was approached by two women. One carried a dead child, the other carried a live one. My thought was this, some people would rather cling to the “what ifs ” of the past than accept the blessings of God. You can’t accept God’s goodness while bitterly holding on to failures of the past!
It seems that we pray and ask God to bless us, or work on our behalf we don’t want to accept the solution that He has provided. It reminds me of a joke that I heard once. A man is trapped on a roof during a flood. The water continues to rise and he climbs higher. A man in a canoe comes by and offers help. He refuses to accept the help. An officer in a boat comes by and again the man refuses help. God will provide! A helicopter comes and again he refuses salvation. He drowns. He stands before God and demands to know why God did not provide help. The Lord looks at him and replies, ” I sent you a canoe, a boat and a helicopter.” Sometimes we are our own worst enemy.
Clinging to the past keeps us from accepting the help that the Lord provides us. There is no secret ingredient to living life. We must shut the door on the past and CHOOSE to move on from our past failures. Yes, I am aware that this can be difficult but it’s on us to make the effort. Failed marriages, relationships, careers are hard to overcome but we must realize that God doesn’t want us to lie in the dirt and continue to be beaten by our mistakes.
Rather, God gives us a fresh start. A chance to experience love again. It is His will that live, to prosper, to find someone who will be of benefit to our life. It’s not His will that we struggle in am unfulfilled career. God wants us to experience the good things of life, however, we can’t appreciate the good parts of life unless we endure the storms. In the book of Psalms there is a Scripture that declares: “Laugh not my enemy for when I fall, I shall arise!”
I will complete this thought when I get home. Y’all have a good day!