HOW GOD USES MEN’S SENTIMENTS TO HIS GLORY.
“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” ― Jon Krakauer
In the Bible, we also see a compelling story of how God uses our sentiments to his own glory. Even though Moses grew up in the palace of Pharaoh, he knew who he was. He could sense that the treatment of the Hebrews by the Egyptians was unfair and that irritated him. He was so angered that he eventually killed one of the abusive Egyptians.
Killed? Wow! That must be a very strong sentiment right there. I don’t think too many of us are as passionate and emotional as Moses was. Will God ever use him after that? Well He did. God saw that Passion, the zeal in Moses and decided to redirect it for a constructive result. Even though Moses blew it by killing that man, his passion could be denied. What a manifestation of wisdom from God that he would actually forgive him and redirect his passion in the right direction.
“Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.” – Anonymous
Dear readers, can God ever use your sentiment for his own glory? What about the negative sentiments, can they ever become an instrument in the hands of the almighty God? Can your weaknesses ever be useful to God almighty? Well the story of Moses answers these questions in the affirmative. If we could be humble enough to submit our passions, sentiments and even weaknesses to God almighty, he would successfully convert them to something positive, that would eventually glorify him.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- The poor Scottish lady who traveled half way around world to dedicate her life to stopping a wrong she heard about.
- The result of converting insults into constructive actions.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.