What a beautiful construct our Lord has established.
What an amazing shift of perspective.
Just when I think I've got my day all planned out; just when I've allocated every resource and moment... someone in need disrupts the balance. The fragile structure of my castle comes crashing down around me.
In a split second, I am given choice. Do I get angry and take it out on the needy, heaping guilt upon their emptiness? Or do I rather see it as an opportunity to loan my kindness to the Lord. For He is the giver of all resources, He is the captain of time.
A man’s steps are determined by the Lord,
so how can anyone understand his own way?
Proverbs 20:24 HCSB
So who am I to hoard what He has given?
Who am I to believe I am in control?
For there have certainly be "someones" who lent to the Lord on my behalf, carrying me to where I am today.
What a beautiful economy of graciousness the Lord has set into motion. And oh, that I may partake in it... not for the reward in the end. But rather for the joy to serve Him, and the satisfaction of knowing I am part of His greater plan.
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