Captain Me Planet #5 – God didn’t do that

captainmeplanetThe Captain is back – oh great! We all can probably agree that finding faults in our own lives isn’t the most enjoyable thing in the world. But I know it’s necessary, and publicly admitting your weaknesses can be good medicine. If you’re not familiar with “Captain Me Planet”, you can catch up by reading this previous post from back in January.

I don’t give God credit for everything. More clearly, I probably don’t give God close to enough credit for what goes on in life. That’s about as blunt as I can be. I glorify and thank Him for the necessities like food, health and weather. Those things that most Christians pray over every time. But what goes on beyond that? What else needs to be pointed back to Him? 1 Corinthians 10:31 is a verse I’ve known for quite a while, but making it stick is seeming to take way too long.

I see God at work every day. Providing new clients who need websites or blogs designed just in the nick of time. Twisting up my schedule just enough to make it chaotic, yet possible. Not knowing when the next payment is going to arrive from a client in another state or country. New friends that enter our lives when we couldn’t have needed them more. Sometimes how He lets go of things is just as amazing. Family members that don’t really offer much love distance themselves before too much verbal or emotional damage is done. Showing us that something we own is taking up too much time, and God makes it almost too simple to get rid of it.

How have you learned to give God credit, and not believe the lie that you made it happen? This Captain Me Planet sure has.

PRAYING that I do a better job at letting our children see just how involved God is in our every move. PRAISING Him for providing and guiding when it seems like we need it most and least.

  1. Galatians 3:5 (msg)–Answer this question: Does the God who lavishly provides you with his own presence, his Holy Spirit, working things in your lives you could never do for yourselves, does he do these things because of your strenuous moral striving or because you trust him to do them in you?

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