In 2014 I messed up a ton of things:
- I have messed up relationships
- I have messed up my promises to myself and others
- I have messed up my money
In examining my mistakes, mishaps, and missteps one thing is clear. I messed up; because I did not let God handle it.
God wants your 2015 to be better. He can help you do that by simply following the commands outlined in 1 Peter 5:6-7
So, humble yourselves under God’s strong hand, and in his own good time he will lift you up. You can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon him, for you are his personal concern.
However, we don’t have to wait until 2015 to get it right. Start right now! If we give ourselves, and everything we have to God, He will help us. He will be there for us; and keep us from messing things up.
Humbling ourselves to God does not mean that we will not have difficulties. In fact, the very next verse, 1 Peter 5:8, states that our “enemy the devil is always about, prowling like a lion roaring for its prey.”
We can resist the devil by standing firm in our faith and simply doing three things:
“Everything you ask for in prayer, if you have faith, you will receive.” Matthew 21:22 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
The key word here is faith. Faith is all about having confidence that God will handle the things in our lives that we have been messing up.
- Reading the Word of God
“The Word that God speaks it is alive and active. It cuts more keenly than any two-edged sword: it strikes through to the place where soul and spirit meet, to the innermost intimacies of a man’s being.” Hebrews 4:12 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
The powerful Word of God will keep us from messing up and making the same mistakes again, again and again. For the Word of God exposes everything. If you are not reading the Bible on a regular basis I suggest that you start. Bible Gateway.com has several great reading plans to get you started.
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20
I can’t tell you how many times I have messed up; because of my failure to connect with others. Our lives of faith is not meant to be spent alone. God wants us to worship and fellowship with others for we can find strength, confidence, and answers when we praise God with others.
Final Thoughts: The Value Of Letting God Handle It
The scripture and our own history reminds us that without God we will mess things up. While we cannot live mistake free lives, God will give us the peace, confidence and most importantly the ability to overcome any misfortune that befalls us when we “Let God Handle It.”
©Copyright 2014 Marben Bland │
Marben Bland is a born again Christian studying to become an ordained minister. The intent of these blogs is to spread the gospel in support of the Great Commission: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20