I wonder some days, will I ever get it all together?
Will there ever come a day when I won’t forget someone’s birthday or misspeak in a conversation with another? Will I ever be able to go a day without being selfish or thinking a negative thought? And, will I ever have it in me to love God and love others the way the Bible says to?
Goodness, I’m a Christian, after all. I’m one who follows Jesus. Wouldn’t you think I’d have a little more of His disposition deep within me after following Him for 28 years? Yeah, you’d think.
But as an example, on a typical Sunday I can be super-spiritual that morning at church, and just a few hours later, I’ve been known to yell at the player on our t.v. screen for causing a penalty to my football team. I can sing all the hymns during Sunday service, and shortly thereafter, lose my patience waiting for our lunch to arrive at our local restaurant.
Friend, it’s ridiculous.
Will I ever get it all together?
Not to be negative or anything, but I don’t think I will. Not on this side of eternity, anyway. I have too much of my humanity in me and I’ve proven I can’t get it all together on my own.
But, are we expected to here on earth? Does God ever say to you or me, “Get your life together. Get yourself together. Then you’ll get my attention.”? No. He instead says, “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 VOICE)
If we were able to do it all on our own, would we need God?
Would we ever turn to Him if we mastered living well here? I don’t think so. But, because I can’t get it all together and because of the complete mess I can be some days, my only hope is God, Himself. He’s the One who helps me. He’s the One who molds me, changes me, forms me into the person He desires me to be. And yes, His hands must be full with me. I’m grateful He hasn’t given up on me, because He could have a long time ago.
But you, O God, are both tender and kind, not easily angered, immense in love, and you never, never quit.Psalm 86:15 Message
He never, never quits.
Friend, do you ever feel the same as me? Do you ever wonder will you “get your life together”? And when? Friend, we aren’t expected to. This is something in which we can trust God. He’ll keep teaching us, guiding us, maturing us. He’ll keep working to get our lives together… for our growth, for the good of others, and for His glory.
All we need to do is follow.
Commit your path to the Eternal; let Him direct you. Put your confidence in Him, and He will follow through with you. He will spread out righteousness for you as a sunrise spreads radiance over the land; He will deliver justice for you into the light of the high sun.Psalm 37:5-6 VOICE
The psalmist continues…
If you are right with God, He strengthens you for the journey; the Eternal will be pleased with your life. And even though you trip up, you will not fall on your face because He holds you by the hand.Psalm 37:23-24 VOICE
You and I can stop the worrying, the madness, and the guilt of trying to get it all together. Hallelujah! We can rest in the One who has it all together and trust He’ll continue to do a good work in us.
And, yes, that player on my t.v. screen will appreciate nicer words coming his way from yours truly.
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