LIFE’S CONNECTION THROUGH CIRCUMSTANCES-CHANCES AND CHOICE
By Shirley Rhodes
Human nature is an important part of something special created by God himself. Our “life’s connection through circumstances, chances and choice” challenges each of us at some point in this earthly existence to take chances and make a choice. Our choices may not always be the right one, or the wrong one, but the fact that circumstances cause us to take a chance and make the choice puts us into the flow of life where God can guide us into the path of righteousness.
Did it ever occur to you, that the problems that are challenging our very existence, may very well be one called self-pride, or lack of will to surrender right where you are, in the very moment?
With-out knowledge or sense of direction, strong willed without guidance of the Holy Spirit, the battles we struggle with may actually be a part of the process (or calling) God has purposed for our lives. Our “life’s connection through circumstances, chances and choice are all part of a plan to consider as to whom we choose to follow in order to look to for guidance and direction.
As we find our place in life we often fail to realize or see far enough ahead to know that there is a greater force watching and waiting; he knows our actions and why we do and say the things we do, nothing is hidden to the invisible eye; he watches and cares for our very souls.
No struggle is beyond reach that it cannot be touched. The problem may be one called self-pride or lack of will to surrender right where we are, in the very moment. God holds us close, yet we will not take the opportunity to allow him to do a mighty work in our lives.
There will come times in our lives that we must , “Let go, and let God” be willing to place our “life’s circumstances, chances and choice in the hands of “The Potter“; for the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but chance happens to all (Ecclesiastes 9:11), we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the ruler of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).
Learn to appreciate and give dignity to your body, not abusing it, as is common among those who know nothing of God. Stay calm; mind your own business; do your job, live in a way that will command respect of outsiders. Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.
God makes everything holy and whole; spirit, soul and body, keeping us fit for the coming of the Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he’ll do it (1Thessalonians 4:4-5, 11, 16-18, 23-24 MGS).
God met me more than half way; he freed me from any anxious fears. Look at him; give him your warmest smile, never hide your feelings from him. When I was desperate, I called out, and God got me out of a tight spot. God’s angel sets up a circle of protection around us while we pray.
Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—how good God is, blessed are you who run to him. Worship God if you want the best, worship opens doors to all his goodness. (Psalm 34:6-9). God keeps an eye on his friends; his ears pick up every moan and groan (15). If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath. (16).
When confronted with life’s circumstances, choices and chance, work at developing the art of gratitude and thanksgiving in all things.
A life of hope and peace abounds when we place Life’s Connection through Circumstances, Choices and Chance at the feet of Jesus.
- Morning Prayer ~ September 27, 2012 (ronpogue.typepad.com)
- Who Can Open the Scroll (shelleywilliamsblog.com)
- How I Overcame a False Conversion, by Wendy Clarke (leavethechurch.me)
- How Can We Fail! (beingabetteru.wordpress.com)