Today, as I ponder this idea of what my life looks like I think more selfishly naturally but try really hard to think through Gods will. What is Gods plan for me? What do I want Gods plan to be for my life? Ugh see I just did it again. I don’t want to be selfish and for some reason He designed me that way.
For life group we are reading through the book of John. This morning I read John chapter 5. This chapter is a thinker. First Jesus heals this lame man by the pool that’s been sick for 38 years! This man hasn’t walked, barely moved in what would feel like forever! This man stands up and just walks away like it was nothing. Really though I would imagine it kinda looking like a baby horse being born, a little wobbly at first but they he runs away! These Jewish leaders see this man and tell him he’s not supposed to be carrying his sleeping mat, it’s the Sabbath DUH! Well then they hear this man was just healed “what the heck” (probably the thoughts these “leaders” were thinking). They soon come to find out that it was Jesus who healed this lame man. These Jewish Leaders should be leaping for joy right?! They should be overwhelmed with excitement that this man just healed this other man who hadn’t walked in 38 years! Instead they are astonished by the thought that Jesus worked on the Sabbath! They are coming across angry that Jesus is breaking “the rules”.
As I stop think and pray about what I just read here are my thoughts.
Are there boundaries in my life that I don’t think I’m “allowed” to cross that are just rules or guidelines that someone equivalent to these Jewish leaders (our society, government, or as simple as our family or friends) in my life that I need to simply push aside and allow myself to walk along with Jesus and follow the call He has given me.
I deal with always trying to make EVERYONE happy. I have family and friends who need to always hear what they need and want. I believe that our society and the group of millenniums I’m a part of are all selfish and believe they deserve what they believe they deserve. Now I'm not only talking about this group of people, in all reality ALL people believe this because it’s a human instinct. Because of this people tell you what you want to hear and they do whatever they can to make you happy.
But isn’t that the problem?
People are trying to make people happy.
People are trying to please people.
It’s all wrong.
Just like in John 5 the Jewish leaders want Jesus to abide by their rules, to make them happy, right? Jesus wasn’t sent here by Jewish leaders to abide by rules and do what was needed to make people happy. Jesus was here and is here to live out Gods plan.
Much later in John 5 Jesus is talking about how his judgement is just. He says “ Therefore my judgement is just, because I carry out the will of the one who sent me (The Father) NOT MY OWN WILL!”
My prayer for today is that you and I can figure out what Gods will is for us individually.
NOT OUR WILL.
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