Sometimes we want more for others than they want for themselves. And that’s pretty frustrating. Right? Right.
We are currently trying to “help” our daughter break into the working world. She filled out a whopping 2 applications today. I remember filling out 20+ apps in one day when I was job hunting! To me, filling out 2 applications (after being forced to) doesn’t scream, “I want a job!” She, on the other hand, feels she’s really outdone herself.
I think The Lord can identify with my feelings. He knows the level at which we can succeed, if we fully apply ourselves instead of doubting or being lazy. He knows what He did in order to fulfill His calling, and our “works” pale in comparison. It might be hard for Him to sit back and watch us wander when He has told us exactly how to succeed.
But here’s the difference between Him and me.
He lovingly waits for me. He guides me, patiently. Whereas I, in my human nature, start visualizing duct taping her hand to the pen, and forcing her to fill out every application she can get her hands on. My grace walk fails when compared to His. Big surprise!
A scripture comes to mind..
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
Another one comes to mind..
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
I will be meditating on these scriptures today..trying to be less like the sluggard in my own life, and more like Him when presented with other sluggards. 🙂
Have a beautiful day everyone! Get out there and accomplish something you’ve been putting off!