Everything was vague. They did NOT have the details or the timeline. They often waited. God did not present them with a script which they had a role. Instead God wanted them to trust him…. Day…to ….day to….. Day to day…. Sometimes they had to wait when they wanted action.
* 5 With all your heart * you must trust the Lord * and not your own judgment. * 6Always let him lead you, * and he will clear the road * for you to follow. * 7 Don't ever think that you * are wise enough, * but respect the Lord * and stay away from evil.
* 7 Some people trust the power * of chariots or horses, * but we trust you, Lord God. * 8Others will stumble and fall, * but we will be strong * and stand firm. * 9Give the king victory, Lord, * and answer our prayers.
If you could have anyone? Everyone knows the Sunday School answer. But do we REALLY want God on our team? Or do we want to make all the decisions ourselves.
Question 1: You have a test in a really hard class. A friend offers you a copy of the answers. What do you do? Question 2: You and one other person who you do not like, are competing for the last slot for an award that will look great on your college application. You find an embarrassing post on Instagram/facebook/twitter that will make you a lock for the award. What do you do? Question 3: You are offered a joint by someone you are romantically attracted to. What do you do? Report back to everyone a summary of the responses in the group.
Question 1: You have a test in a really hard class. A friend offers you a copy of the answerers. What do you do? Question 2: You and one other person who you do not like are competing for the last slot for an award that will look great on your college application. You find an embarrassing post on Instagram/facebook/snapchat that will make you a lock for the award. Do you report the pic? Question 3: You are offered a joint by someone you are romantically attracted to. What do you do?
It is easy to say “Yea, I want to have God on my team”, but it is real easy to ‘bench’ him and ignore him. I personally have to work real hard to keep him ‘in my game’. One person mentioned having a twitter follow that reminds you of God. I have a couple of people that remind me of God- The Pope, CS Lewis Institute and John Piper. But they often annoy me and I want them to go away and NOT be reminded of God.
This will not change as you grow older. No matter what your age you want to shut God out of part of your life. We are in Plan C. Some parts God is part of our plan and we get to Plan B. Once in a while we get to Plan A. Challenge for you: Put God in the game on your side in one area which you have ‘benched’ him.
1. How do you implement God’s plan for your life? 2. Who do you want on your team? 3. Really Hard to Do in Real Life…. 4. Conclusion: If we want to live out Gods plan for our lives, we have to have him on our ‘team’ for every play. We cannot bench God or leave God out of part of our lives. But this is REALLY hard to do in practice.