Adam and Eve walked through the beautiful garden designed by God.
Everything they could ever need was within the garden. They were just to enjoy what God had blessed them with and fellowship with Him.
But instead they became discontent.
Now it wasn’t enough that they had all of their needs met and a relationship with God. Now they wanted to be as a god themselves.
Does this sound familiar to you? Maybe not so much the wanting to “be as a god” but the never being satisfied?
God has given you salvation through His son, Jesus. He has given you a ministry. He has provided for your physical needs. And He has given you a personal relationship with Him.
So why then is it that we allow ourselves to become discontent with our lives? Why do we search for worldly things to fulfill us?
Discontentment comes when we follow our flesh instead of God’s will.
I encourage you to think on what you do have in The Lord…to focus on Him and to allow Jesus to become your everything.
These are people that could give something to Christ that he was in need of: a colt to ride upon and a place to have his last supper.
There were several people that met these descriptions. But Christ was intentional in who he asked to be part of his plan.
He knew the exact place to tell the disciples where the young colt was to be taken from. He knew the exact moment in which his disciples would be able to approach the master of the house that would offer his guest chamber to Christ.
He didn’t just randomly happen upon people that were capable of carrying out his plan.
He chose them.
If Jesus is calling you to something then you are equipped to answer. He has chosen you to be part of his will. The Master wants what you have to offer.
Naomi could have stomped ahead of Ruth, resolving to act as though she was unaware that her daughter-in-law was following her every move.
But then she would just be trying to live in a fantasy world –neglecting the reality. Naomi would stay irritated that no matter how much she tried to play ignorant of Ruth–she would still be there.
So she decided instead to hit the situation head on. She recognized the reality–Ruth was coming with her. Naomi then came up with a plan to embrace Ruth, helping her to get on the right track.
Dealing with reality takes more effort, time, and attention as opposed to acting as though there is nothing that needs to be dealt with. But not dealing with it doesn’t help anyone.
Acknowledge what’s going on. Pray about it. Read your word. Follow the Spirit of the Lord. Ignoring your situation doesn’t make it go away it just prevents you from obtaining peace in the midst of it.
Anyone can hold a grudge, be selfish and give what they’ve been given…He wants us to stand out…to be separated…to cause people to think “what is it that makes them tick?”
Our actions will lead others to Jesus. Make them count.