It’s Not Where You Start That Counts
“So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.” Matthew 20:16
Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. He has won multiple championships and MVP awards, but he was not always considered a great basketball player. He was cut from his high school basketball team as a junior, but he did not let that stop him from getting back up and trying again. He was seemingly down, but he was not out. As we go through this life there are going to be times when it will seem like we are last, but it just may be that God has a bigger plan for us.
Trust The Lord
“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.” Job 13:15
As we travel on this road of life we will have those moments when we will have our faith shaken. It is when our faith is shaken that we will struggle to keep our trust in the fact that The Lord is always with us. There are days when it seems like the sun will not shine, and our nights will never be darker. It is in those moments that we must trust God more than in the days when the sun is shining it’s brightest.
Clay In The Master’s Hand
“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. Jeremiah 18:6 (ESV)
A potter takes their time and care to craft a unique creation. It takes time and imagination to bring to pass the creation that the potter makes. The potter has to make sure that the clay is just right and while they are sculpting the clay must keep its shape. Just like the potter has clay, we also are clay in God’s hand and He takes the time to mold and shape us to be His unique creations. The Scripture reminds us of this question, can I not do with you as this potter has done?
The Lord Will Provide
“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” Isaiah 55:1 (ESV)
Each of us have things that we want and things that we need. Many times our wants and our needs can become intermingled and we lose sight of what is a need and what is a want. There is no doubt that The Lord takes care of all of our needs and He also gives us some of the things that we want as well. The Scripture reminds us to, come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.