How Often do you say, “I will do it”?
I wonder how often we say the phrase, “I will do it”, or “what if you”? How often do we think we have the answers?
I am starting to do the Bible study about Daniel by Laura Davis, Unlocking the Truth of Daniel. I helped her do some of the editing and working through the questions but now it is time to let God speak to me through this study. I read Daniel 2 this morning.
I stopped at Daniel 2:4. Those words really spoke volumes to me this morning.
Then the astrologers answered the king,“May the king live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it (Daniel 2:4, NIV). (emphasis mine)
For some reason this morning those words spoke so clearly of arrogance. We will interpret. We can do it. We are wise. We are wonderful. We can do anything.
Then I thought, how often do I do that? When someone tells me their troubles, how often do I try to fix them? How often do I say, “What if you…?”
I need to stop that right now – as of today. I need to instead say:
‘Let’s ask God for a solution to your troubles.”
Praying is a much better solution for everything. Asking Him can sidestep our weakling human ideas. God may give us some human ideas but it will come from Him, not me. Taking things into our own hands can go against all that Jesus taught us.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you (Matthew 7:7, NIV).
Doesn’t that say it all.
Self-reliance can be debilitating.
Spirit-reliance can be freeing. (tweet this)
Freedom is giving over everything to Jesus so we can live in peace. (tweet this)
The battle is fought “in the domain of the will before God.” (Oswald Chambers). (tweet this)
Are you more devoted to your idea of what Jesus wants than to Himself? (Oswald Chambers). (tweet this)
Help us, Lord, to overcome ourselves. Help us to get so close to You that our hearts beat as one. Guide us each minute of our days. In faith and trust we pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.