God vs The Grinch

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How dare you God?!?!?! I would be lying to you if I told you I have never used these words before, and I bet you’d be lying to me to. In fact I bet you that we would never confess that we ever thought of using such an outlandish statement. But the reality of the matter is we do…frequently. Every time our circumstance or situation doesn’t line up with our opinion or desire we begin to questions God’s goodness.

What is it about my attitude that needs to be adjusted whenever I get this way?  I am not okay with being one way in word and another in deed…yet in my spiritual walk and relationship with the Lord often time my words and my deeds are not unified. I profess in my word to be blessed and that God is good. Yet in the deed of my heart I mock the blessing and question the goodness because it wasn’t exactly the way I wanted it to. SELFISH

I become a hermit in my relationship with God. Growing so cold in the desires of my own selfishness that I shut out God from the inner courts of my heart. In doing this my heart naturally shrinks 3 sizes too small and I am left to sit in my self-pity.  I am like the Grinch. In fact in a battle God vs. The Grinch- God always wins. But even in light of this powerful revelation I consistently take on Grinch like characteristics because I let my circumstances drive the attitude of my heart and NOT the promises of God.

Does this mean we cannot question God? No. Event Jesus question God.

Luke 22:41-42- And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed,42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me;

But Jesus didn’t stop there. He still trusted and submitted to God’s authority regardless of what it cost Him personally.

Luke 22:42- nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”

We must submit to God’s will to see God’s provision. We can only see the provision and faithfulness of God when we take Him at His word. How can we take Him at His word if we never read it?

Don’t be the Grinch! Rely on God’s faithfulness, see his provision. Maybe just maybe our words and our deeds will match up and our heart will grow to become overflow with the fullness of God’s blessing.