Sunday, September 13, 2009

God’s Plan is So Much Bigger Than Mine

It's so easy to get caught up in my life… what's going right… what's going wrong… the hard times… the good times…

In the book, Crazy Love, Francis Chan is talking about how life is like a movie, and our lives are like a 2/5's of a second "extra" in the movie. Here is what he says about that:

"We have only our two-fifths-of-a-second-long scene to live. I don't know about you, but I want my two-fifths of a second to by about my making much of God. First Corinthians 10:31 says, 'So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.' That is what each of our two-fifths of a second is about.
So what does that mean for you?
Frankly, you need to get over yourself. It might sound harsh, but that's seriously what it means.
Maybe life's pretty good for you right now. God has given you this good stuff so that you can show the world a person who enjoys blessings, but who is still totally obsessed with God.
Or maybe life is tough right now, and everything feels like a struggle. God has allowed hard things in your life so you can show the world that your God is great and that knowing Him brings peace and joy, even when life is hard…"

This is hard for anyone… all we see much of the time is what we're going through. And, when life is hard, sometimes we get so caught up in that hard time and don't give glory to God. My desire is to give glory to God in all things, but I personally don't always. In fact, most of the time, I get all stressed and worried, and I forget that God is bigger than all of that and He has a plan.

I'm in a place right now that I'm just resting in His plan and I have peace that He is in control. I have to rely heavily upon Him to continue that, and it's wonderful.


McCoys said...
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McCoys said...

I love this! It's so funny, we know these things but when someone else mentions them, or is feeling that, you realize how much you are needing it at this time! Does this make sense? Anyways, thanks for typing this up...I know it was the Lord leading me to read this!
I'm sorry "things" have been tough, although I do not know them, but I will be praying for your family. If you would like to share specifics, you are welcome to, but i'm fine also with you leaving it the way you have. Just know I'm praying. Angie