Thursday, December 29, 2011
God gets the blame for a lot of things that He had nothing to do with. Sin is sin and evil is evil. God IS good. This is a less than perfect world and I think we can all agree on that. It was designed to be perfect and will again be perfect, but sin entered in and messed things up. How did sin get invited in? Man just didn't know what to do with temptation. God did not tempt man nor will He ever. Do I need to repeat that? Nor will He ever. This is a life or death struggle with our very souls at stake. Many of us go into battle without first putting on our protective gear. Is that God's fault? He purchased everything we would need and gave it to us. He gave us the best and was willing to give of his very self to do so. He is our shield and will take the brunt of the attack, but we tell Him we don't have time for Him or we don't need Him. He has adopted us a sons and has taken us from bankruptcy to having no need unmet and we would prefer to live in the squalor we are used to. Again, is that His fault? There are treasures to be found every single day, but it takes too much time or is not worth the time to us, so we set Him aside. Then when things get from bad to worse we blame Him. I just don't understand it.
We have a choice. Choose God and live an abundant life or reject Him and choose to die. Every single minute of the day we have a choice. We consistently choose the lesser of the two. How does that make Him feel, I wonder? He can't do anything more than what He has already done for us. He gave absolutely everything and, believe me, it was more than enough. It's time to quit pointing fingers and put the responsibility where it belongs. The same is true with weight loss. The victory is our and it is impressive. Self discipline is not always going to be fun, but the rewards are there for us if we are willing to partake. Make the right choice.