Ever heard someone say that they are going to do something because God told them to do it? I’m sure you have. I hear it often. I guess I don’t really have a problem with it, in itself. However, I do have a problem when a person is fairly adamant about a decision or choice they’ve made, claiming that ‘God told them to do it’. Some of these things aren’t black or white areas; they’re just every day decisions in life that we all have to make. What I don’t have a lot of tolerance for is when God [apparently] says oops.
Of course God doesn’t say oops! Yet that is what it must seem like to non-believers when we march on, adamantly proclaiming that God told us to do it … and then a few weeks later, we completely change direction. What? So does God get it wrong or are we too quick to use God’s name as a justification for our choices, hoping He will bless it … only to find that life takes us down another path? Why do we find it so difficult to simply take responsibility for our own choices and decisions in life?
God has a plan and a purpose for our lives. And I believe that it is bigger than whether or not we drive a Ford or a Holden! He is with us when we’re wandering through the wilderness … and he’s with us when we’re in the land of plenty. There’s nothing wrong with man using his mind to make reasonable and rational decisions, while living in the understanding that all his way are ordered by the Lord.
When God says to do something, He means it! He does not say oops or get it wrong! Let us not to be too hasty in proclaiming that God told us to eat Weeties or CornFlakes that morning … just eat what you believe to be best for your body and go on with your purpose in life, which is to love God and enjoy Him forever.
That is, everything you do or say, do in the name of the Lord Yeshua, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Colossians 3: 17