Dare 2B Daring - July 25, 2018
A daily devotional published by Risk Takers for Christ, Inc.
(Permission granted to reprint with proper attribution.)
“God’s omnipotence is always one step ahead of our incompetence. Do you think He knew you would make that misstep? Absolutely. Do you think your life was planned even with that misstep figured in? Absolutely.” – Os Hillman
Did you ever hear someone bemoan the fact that they (supposedly) married the wrong person? If so, logic dictates that the person they married was meant to be someone else’s husband or wife, right? In which case, the trickle-down effect would be that everyone alive wound up marrying someone else’s intended spouse.
Crazy, right? Absolutely!
If God is truly omniscient (all-knowing) as well as omnipotent (all-powerful), doesn’t it make sense that He not only can prevent you from making a catastrophic mistake, but also fix the negative ramifications if and when you do?
Once again, the answer is absolutely!
My life verse is Philippians 1:6. It’s quoted at the end of this devotional, but suffice it to say that it drives home several very good points. First, God is the One who began a work in you. Second, He declares that work to be good. Third, He promises to complete it.
Whew! That means that the pressure is on God, not you and me.
So, my friend, take a deep breath and R-E-L-A-X. When facing an important life decision such as picking a college, choosing a profession, buying a house or yes, selecting a mate, here’s what to do…
Pray, asking God for guidance and direction. Seek the advice and counsel of wise and mature friends and family members. And then act – decisively and with confidence, because God is greater than your goofs.
“Being confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President