Greetings New Life Nation!
There is a famous quote that states, “God doesn’t always give you the people or things that you want. God allows you to have the people and things you need. Some will help you, others will hurt you. Some will leave you, while others will love you. God allows all of this to happen to shape you into who He wants You to Be!” This is a thought-provoking statement. It provides insight regarding the nature of God and His true desire towards shaping us. Remember the words of the Prophet Isaiah in Chapter 64:8, “But now, O’ Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
In essence, God is in the business of shaping and making us into the likeness of His Son, Jesus Christ. Therefore, God doesn’t always give us what we want, but He gives us what we need. Just think, if God gave us everything we wanted in life, we would be even more selfish, contrary and disappointed. Why? Because we would always want more. Nothing would ever be enough. God knows this because He is fully aware of His creation. But, what God does is awesome. He gives us just enough to keep us close to Him. Just enough to keep us reliant upon Him and just enough to make us remember that He is God and is the source from where all blessings flow. So, the next time you become anxious, impatient and restless, just remember that God knows exactly what we need and when we need it. Brothers and Sisters, what we receive may not appear on the surface to always be what we want, but trust God that it’s what we need. Now, think on these things!
Prayer: “Oh gracious Father, we come to you in the name of Jesus declaring how wonderful and excellent you are. We thank you for your many precious blessings and for loving us in spite of our shortcomings. Lord, we repent of our sins, especially sins of ingratitude and ungratefulness. We reject the enemy’s attempt to frustrate our thinking into believing that we don’t have enough; that we are inadequately cared for or that we need more than what you have provided for us. Instead, we humbly thank you for being an incredible Father that cares enough not to just give us what we want, but to give us all that we need. We declare victory over thoughts of selfishness, a mindset of ungratefulness, attitudes of jealousy towards what others may have and we claim spiritual contentment and not complacency regarding our lives. It is in the marvelous and mighty name of Jesus we pray. Amen.”
Yours in Christ,
“Impacting Lives for the Cause of Christ!”
Kedric L. McKnight
Rev. Kedric L. McKnight is the founder and Senior Pastor of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church. Weekly he shares motivational articles and insights with members and friends,