Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Don't think about planning, but plan about thinking.

Lately, with everything that has been going on in my life, college plans to say the least of it, I have been thinking about this verse a lot: “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” Proverbs 19:21. It just reminds me that I can plan all I want, or at least try to, but that it is ultimately in my best interest to have faith that God will work out His plans for my life in His way and timing. This is definitely something that is hard for me to do, because I am a big PLANNER, but I’m learning with time and watching God’s plans go on in my life, whether they coincide with my own or not, that His always make more sense in the end!
“Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things” Philippians 4:8-9. I think this verse is pretty self-explanatory. I started to really think about this verse a while ago, and my life has changed a lot since then. So I suppose that would deduce to the fact that this verse changed my way of life significantly. When I try to live by this verse, I find that generally I feel less scared, anxious, and unsettled because I try to avoid watching or listening to things that are not “pure” or “admirable” because then I won’t think about them! I don't think a lot of people realize how much negative, hurtful things go into our minds through the media presented to us. This verse taught me that, and that it is possible to simply avoid these things, even in a world that is full of impure influences. Avoiding these thoughts ultimately makes my thoughts more pleasant, and I thank God for this advice!

Oooooh Baby let my People go!

"But Moses pleaded with the Lord 'Oh Lord, I am not very good with words.  I never have been, and I am not now, even though you have spoken to me.  I get tongue tied and my words get tangled.' Then the Lord asked Moses 'Who makes a person's mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I the lord? Now go! I will be with you as you speak and I will instruct you what to say." Exodus 4:11-12 (NLT)
I don't really feel like much is needed to be said about these verses, there is not much I can say.  Moses was called to do one of the hardest things ever, to go and demand freedom for his people from the Pharaoh.  The fact that Moses had was a stutterer who had trouble with words shows that just because you are not necessarily good at something does not mean you cannot be called to do something great. Because, all of our judgements are based on human knowledge and experience and what we think is up to standard, but if you think about it, what is that really?
What possible meaning could my opinions hold compared to the creator of everything?
Not much.  
Lesson Learned: Don't mess with God, and his wonderful plans.