Know the Difference
You know, I think most of us try our best to be good humans. At the very least, people try to be good at something. What makes life frustrating, however, is when you experience something that just isn’t fair. For example, like when you are doing your best and it’s still not enough. You still say the wrong thing, do the wrong thing, forget to do something – and so on. It certainly makes you feel like a failure when something you say, or didn’t say, backfires. This isn’t a vent session – it’s just an observation after experiencing something that was frustrating and seemed so unfair. We’ve all been there, haven’t we?
I guess the important thing to remember is that we live in a fallen world. That sounds so cliche, however, Scriptures tell us that we do. Not everyone, including myself, will seek God’s wisdom in every thing we say or do. What a different world we would live in if that were true!
No matter how “perfect” we try to be, we still don’t have control over what people think of us. I have found that the harder I try to be in control, the more I take my eyes off of God – the One who knows all and has control – and then I find myself focusing on me, myself, and I. Unfortunately, I become consumed with who I am and who I’m not.
I’ve learned that Satan knows our weakness(es) and tries to separate us from our one true love, God, through temptation. On the other hand, I realize that God knows everything about us and uses everything – including those things we need to work on – for the good. For His glory.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
What. a. difference.
Sometimes our life experiences aren’t as good or fair as we had hoped for, but God is always good and just. Know the difference.