Monday, May 17, 2010
Do you ever get those butterflies in your stomach? When you're nervous or scared? I used to be in Manta Swim club, a competitive swimming club. And before every swimming race, I would get those annoying butterflies! Then as I got onto the stand, they would get even worse, and then as I dived in...They would all go away! I would be in the water and everything would be fine. And then I would get out and get nervous again, about how I did, and if I got a good time, etc...
Is it ever that way with God? We’re a little nervous, a little scared, have big butterflies flying around in our stomachs. And then we dive into Jesus and his perfect plan for us and we feel safe, we feel secure, we feel God. Sometimes it might look like what’s set before us is huge, so huge we might feel like we can't handle it. Those stupid butterflies won't go away! And then we feel helpless, insecure, and afraid. But God's plan for us is not to be afraid, it is for us to be strong and faithful and willing. God's plan for us is perfect and sure we might feel scared and nervous but sometimes that makes us stronger! James 1:25 says "But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-he will be blessed in what he does." So I put this scripture in my own words and I thought of this... if you look into God's perfect plan for you, the plan that gives freedom and strength, and do not stop in doing this...Also not forgetting what you have been taught but putting that into action- you will be rewarded and blessed in what you put yourself into and dedicate yourself too.
Do we ever think God's plan is better then ours? Or do we think our plan is better then his? I'm sorry to break it to you, but God's plan is WAYY better then ours ever could be! Because He is perfect, his plan for you will be also! Isn't that an amazing truth? When we feel like our world is falling apart, we can trust in God's plan to pull us through! It may not always be easy or carefree, it may be tough and hard but believe it or not it will be perfect and we can hold God to that truth! It’s hard to believe that a "tough" and "hard" road would be perfect but because its Gods plan and God's plan is perfect, we can believe it! I've probably said it half a million times but I think we all need it drilled into our brain, God's plan is absolutely, completely perfect and nothing can never ever change that!
God Bless! ♥♥
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Do you ever notice how a spider walks? It goes a little way and then stops, and then continues. And then it does the same thing until it gets to the place it wants to go... Have you ever wondered why its movement are so jerky, so slow moving?... Maybe its being careful, or maybe its just naturally cautious. Or maybe its scared, scared of the huge world it lives in!
Are we sometimes like a spider? Taking small, little steps and stopping often to check out the area. Are we nervous of something that might be around the next corner? Have we so little trust? Our trust seems to sometimes be the size of these steps we're taking... I wonder sometimes how a spider would act if it had a bigger spider walking in front, or if it was in a group of spiders?... Would it go faster, would it go slower? Would it be less careful, or less cautious? What if we had someone walking in front of us?? God is always walking in front of us, behind us, beside us...do we still slow down, do we still be as cautious as we think we should be?
Maybe its because we can't actually see God that we're not totally in complete trust with him all the time?? Why can't we ALWAYS trust him? Humans kinda live in a warped world. Even with someone guiding us we still are like "is it safe?" or "will something jump out??" We find it very hard to trust. It can be the same with God, we don't know where he's leading us...we're scared because maybe of a previous disappointment or slip up... we're scared things won't turn out right. But what we may not always realize is the God's plan is for the best, his plan for us is AMAZING! Jeremiah 29:11 says, " For i know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans for welfare and not for evil. Plans to give you a future and a hope."
So we don't need to be afraid of where he is leading us, because he will always know best. And you know what is the most amazing thing?... He isn't just walking ahead of us, he's walking right beside us. Loving us, caring for us, helping us, and guiding us. He knows best, so let him take your hand and walk right with you all the way home!