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POWERLESS

Amos 6:3 “Do you put off the day of calamity, and would you bring near the seat of violence?

ONLY GOD CAN

 Amos has spent the past five chapters prophesying against Israel and all the surrounding nations.  But still many thought it wouldn’t come true.  They thought their destiny was in their hands.  They truly believed they were okay and free from punishment.  But we do not control our destiny.  I don’t care what you may hear from certain preachers or speakers.

The “power of positive thinking” ideology will drag you down a path that makes you believe you can do anything you set your mind to.  As a believer, that should never be our mindset.  Our minds should ever be on Christ.  Our minds should always be focused on glorifying Him in all we do.  Our minds should be looking toward His future kingdom, not ours.

TEACHING MOMENT

 But what I just said flies in the face of every parent.  We want our little Susie and Johnny to be more than we are.  We want them to achieve greatness.  We boast of their achievements.  We are proud to push them to excel in all they do.  Am I right?

Perhaps the Lord has chosen your child to be a housewife.  Maybe he wants your son to swing a hammer and build things.  My point is God controls our future successes, as we yield to His perfect Will.  So, if you really want to see your child successful, teach them to yield, teach them to surrender, teach them to give their lives to Christ.

How do you see yourself right now?  Are you surrendered?  Are you willing to do whatever He wants you to do?  Let Him be the One who manages your future.  You can’t control the future.  You shouldn’t be trying.

Thank You, Lord, for shaping my future.  Help me today to surrender anew to Your perfect plan.  Whatever comes I trust You.

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