Here we go again….here we go again…it’s another Friday. It’s another end to another week. And, I am so thankful. I can’t express in words how thankful I truly am. But, it’s Friday y’all and I’m ready.
Throughout the week I have been thinking about how “all things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are called according to His purpose” which is found in Romans 8:28. Paul doesn’t say some things. But, he says that all things. All things….wow. In my life, that’s a lot of little things. The friendly greeting I gave my neighbor this morning while getting the paper, the snide comment made about me in a meeting, the failed opportunity to impress the interviewer for the job I am applying, or even letting the old woman go ahead of me in line at the grocery store.
We sometimes forget that God is indeed in control of the universe. We forget that He alone laid out how the world would work in six days. He divided the waters from land, made two sources of light – day and night, and He created every living thing in the earth and in the seas – animals, plants, humans, and even bugs. All of this, He created in seven days. And, all of this, could not do exactly all that He created them to do without Him being in complete control.
What’s amazing to me is every time I get it wrong, I mean every time I get it wrong, God already knew I would get it wrong and He made provision for it. He told me it doesn’t matter. Stop bellowing around the things you get wrong and look that I (God that is) will make everything right. He does not say perfect but right which is essentially good. He will take every step of our lives, every peak and every valley, every time we are perfectly perfect and every time we hit a wrong note, and ensure that it will be good.
That means that the hurt is meant for something. That means that the pain is meant for something. That means that the sorrow is meant for something. That means that the indifference is meant for something. That means that the happiness is meant for something. That means that the joy is meant for something. That means that every feeling, every emotion, every moment, every day is meant for something. And, that something is good.
People will be blessed by all of the things in your life. People will be challenged to grow into better people by all of the things in your life. People will be loved by all of the things in your life. People will become saved by all of the things in your life. And, most importantly, God will be understood and known by all of the things in your life. His character and integrity will be demonstrated by all of things in your life.
Your life is important. It is important to me and to everyone else you see today. Yes, the good, the bad, and the ugly are important for others to see and experience. So, don’t hide in your closet, lay in your bed, or stay in your house today. Live today. Live so that I can be blessed by your presence. Live so that others can be better people tomorrow by experiencing you today. Live. Live. Live. Make mistakes, smell the flowers, and live. I need you. We all need you. You must live so that God can be glorified. That’s why He created us. And, He made sure that whatever we do will always work for the good.
So, it’s time for me to go and live. My life matters. All of my life matters, every mistake and triumph in its wake. And, so I go to live. And, to that all I can say is “THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY!”
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