Turning ‘If Only’ Into Reality.
We live in a changing world. In a nanosecond things can change permanently; war, sickness, hurricanes, pink-slip, fire, divorce, foreign leaders. But never forget this; the more things change the more they stay the same.
As is usually the case, people want things to change but they do not want to change themselves. The determination to change ourselves is a great thing but so often determination is not enough, we need a permanent changer in our nature; and that is where God comes in. Of course we would all prefer to be miraculously changed in a moment of time but most of the time it doesn’t happen that way. Change is usually a slow learning process even for christians.
In the instant technological microwave world we live in, everyone wants everything now; immediately if not sooner. And they think that it should be the same way with what God has in store for them in their life. Give it all to me now God, I got to have it now While that may be exciting to think about, fact is; there is no way anyone could began to handle everything that God has in store for them, at once
When airplane pilots are training, they spend many hours in flight simulators. These simulators give the students a chance to experience the challenges and dangers of flying an aircraft—but without the risk. The pilots don’t have to leave the ground, and if they crash in the simulation, they can calmly walk away.
Simulators are tremendous teaching tools—helpful in preparing the aspiring pilot to take command of an actual aircraft. The devices, however, have a shortcoming. They create an artificial experience in which the full-blown pressures of handling a real – 777 – cockpit cannot be fully replicated.
Real life is like that, isn’t it? It cannot be simulated. There is no safe, risk-free environment in which we can experience life’s ups and downs unharmed. The risks and dangers of living in a broken world are inescapable. That’s why the words of Jesus are so reassuring. He said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
God wants us to learn to not lean on our own understanding of eternal things but to learn of Him, trust in Him, depend on Him, rest in Him! And that is a process that takes time; like a bird, like a pilot, it takes time to learn to fly.
I Peter 5: says, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
God is not moved, nor will He ever be affected by our circumstances. (Repeat that thought over and over again in your mind.) God is moved by our faith, which is, what we think and trust He is capable of doing in our lives.
He wants us to completely depend on Him and rest in His amazing ability to change us for the better.
Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
He is capable of doing as much, or as little in our lives, that we can believe Him for.
God says, Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. He has so many good things in store for all of us,for the rest of our lives. The most grand life we could ever imagine, is not out of His realm of possibilities! (Can You Say: “Amen!”) But unless we’re willing to step out of the old life and into the new, it will never happen.
Don’t let another day pass you by; let you earnest resolve be, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
The Greatest Reality Is Only a Prayer Away.