I sat down and listened to myself preach the “Masterpiece” the night before last. I uploaded it on my website and wanted to make sure it all worked. Here is the link for those who want to have a listen:
It is weird for me to hear my own voice. However, after about a minute I forget it is me and just listen. One of the things I don’t remember saying, but loved was: “I like a good plan- of course, since I do, I often have to surrender that plan to God because He has a better one” (or something like that).
This morning in my quiet time, I came across this little nugget of wisdom:
We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.
(Proverbs 16:9 MSG)
I think we all know how we want to live. We can see it in our minds eye and vaguely know the “feeling” of what we want it to be. This is what marketers and advertisers count on. They set up scenarios and products in a ” If you do this, you will feel this” type of thing. Buy this product and it will make your life easier. Buy this product and you will be happier, healthier, and better looking. But products without purpose are empty and possessing good looks on the outside means little to the condition of your soul.
Even without any outside influence, I think we know the life we want to live. We know we want to be filled with joy and purpose. We know we want to be healthy. We know we want to love and be loved in return.
Thus, we make a plan. But the problem is, we don’t have a clue what we are doing. We don’t know what will actually make us happy and fulfilled. We don’t know how to be healthy. We don’t really know how give love and receive it back. We try. We give what we have and live what we know. Then we get upset it just doesn’t work. You can have it all – all the ingredients to make a “good life” but are unable to actually live it.
Why? Because you were made to be in relationship with the divine. Connected to the source. In communication with your creator. And with God- all things are possible.
It is possible to live the life you were created to live but only when you are enabled by God. With God you can experience joy as He directs you in your purpose. With God, you can learn to walk health- physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. With God, you can unlearn your way to love and relearn His way. With God, your splintered heart can be mended and healed to receive all the wonderful love sent your way.
He is your great enabler.
So go ahead- take a walk with God and live your abundant life.
On a side note: I love you and am so very thankful for you!