“The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now?’” Luke 16:3.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Genesis 39-41, and Luke 16.
We all get into those “What should I do now?” moments, don’t we.
And where do we turn when those things come our way?
For me, when good things happen I’m quick to praise God for it.
When bad things happen, I’m quick to go it alone.
Someone does something I don’t like. Do I react in a Godly fashion? Do I even spend time determining what a “Godly fashion” looks like?
In those negative times, I foolishly turn to my instincts. And my instincts are usually, blatantly godless. In those reactions, I lose traction with God. I slip back and will need to right things later. Sometimes to apologize. Sometimes to re-evaluate my relationship with God.
An indicator of spiritual growth for me will be when I am steady with Him. I crave being reliably Godly. I cringe at my reactions (this morning) to something that didn’t go my way. I know better.
My relationship to God must be tight and constant throughout this day. Good news? Bad news? Godly reactions, no matter what, must be my goal.
I certainly can’t pull this off without Him running me. My life must be second-to-second with Him. I must build up a necessary resistance to reacting on my own.
“Lord, I love You. I ask for Your forgiveness for reacting badly this morning to something that didn’t go my way. You are in charge. You tested me……and I failed yet another one. Empower me to understand that the Godly life I talk about is within reach IF I will stay surrendered to You each second. Apart from You I can do nothing but mess up. You are the God I must follow. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”
Don’t go it alone.