Monday, April 19, 2010

But you don't tell God no.

She knows what the task is, but she's tired of it. She doesn't feel adequate for the job. So many others do it better. Why would God ask her?

But you don't tell God no.

He's not sure he has it in him to start over. Isn't he too old to learn a new job?

But you don't tell God no.

She's raised her kids. It doesn't make any sense why God would put another on her heart.

But you don't tell God no.

He's tired and spent a portion of every day off in the office. Each evening he finishes tasks on his laptop. Why must there always be something to do?

But you don't tell God no.

The nursing home is depressing and full of people who seem lost. Why must aging be so challenging?

But you don't tell God no.

For years she's asked God to provide relief, yet He tarries. Why? Why must she feel stuck in this place? Why won't He let her move on?

But you don't tell God no.

Like a young child who thrashes about when getting a shot, our fighting with God only makes the ordeal more painful. Two words must bring a smile to His face.

"Okay, Lord."

We don't have to like it. We don't have to feel good about it. We only have to trust Him and say okay.

Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me. he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it."

Luke 9:23-24


Jaime Kubik said...

You might be able to ignore Him for a while, but eventually He gets to you enough you can't tell God no, no?

MiPa said...

Amazing post! This post has taken residence in my head and heart. I will probably write on what God is teaching later. Thank you my friend.

Linda said...

This post stirs a desire to write. Thanks!