I got up at 4:30 a.m. this morning. Way too early! Actually I just went to bed too late. Last night I knew I was going to regret staying up late. I did anyway. If I’d gone to bed earlier waking up at 4:30 wouldn’t have been so rough.
In our culture we have a habit of pointing out problems that have obvious answers. However, it seems we’re oblivious to the obvious.
We say things like, “I just can’t lose any weight.” But we don’t see our honey bun for breakfast, and cheeseburger for lunch as part of the problem. We say, “I don’t have any energy.” So we start looking for a miricle pill, or drink, because surely the fact that I don’t exercise or go to bed at an decent time has nothing to do with it. How about, “I’m broke.” Never mind the fact that I eat out every other meal, and I’ve got to have a new outfit every week.
Surely this insanity doesn’t apply to the church. Right? Wrong! “We’re not growing.” Never mind the fact that I won’t share the gospel. “The people in this church are so unfriendly.” Never mind that I gossip about everyone. “I have no peace.” Never mind that I worry about everything. “I can’t understand the Bible.” Never mind that I put forth little to no effort. “We don’t have enough money for that.” Never mind that I don’t tithe. The list goes on, and on, and on.
Most of our problems have obvious answers. So what’s the real problem? We’re foolish. We don’t even want to know the truth.
If we’d honor God and obey His commands we’d see Him work in ways we can’t imagine! It starts with having a humble heart. You and I’ve seen what God will do when we do the things His way. We need wake up and apply His truths and His wisdom to every area of our lives.
What problems would you like to see fixed in your life? Write them down. Are there obvious answers? Will you do the right thing? Will you take steps of faith knowing God will do the rest? We can have the life we want to have. We just have to do the obvious. We must know and do the truth.
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)