Everyday, we wake up, we go through the motions, we chat with co-workers and we go home. There’s nothing wrong with that, at least on the surface. I mean, the truth is that most of us aren’t sinning in extreme ways throughout our daily routine. However, many of us worry about the little things – will that guy from the bar call, will I get that promotion I’ve been waiting for, and so on. We tend to forget what we’ve been taught repeatedly by the Bible. We forget to have faith. We forget to hope. Most of all, we often forget to love.
When I say faith, I mean that undying, never shaky, constant faith in the abilities of God. Please remember, he will never let you fall. He may force you to be patient, he may force you to challenge yourself and he may force you to face things that will threaten your confidence in him. If your like me, some days you just want to take over and take control of the thing that you want.
I mean, obviously God is taking his good old time so, maybe if I take control, it’ll get done faster. Just a quick FYI, it won’t. In fact, most of the time when I attempt to take control, I end up waiting even longer for God’s work to be complete. Here in the “now, now, now” world we live in, our faith in God starts to waiver when things aren’t done on our imperfect schedule. We forget that God’s way is perfect, so we should really just give everything up to him and let him work it out.
Now, let’s move on to hope. Hope is a confidence in what is to come. It’s not just hoping now and then, it’s constantly knowing that everything is going to work out when and how it’s supposed to work out. It might not be today, it might not be tomorrow, but it will be someday. Never stop hoping. Never let the nagging voice in the back of your head get you down. Have confidence! Have faith!
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
Finally, never stop loving. I mean, it’s easy to love our friends and our family, but we are supposed to love everyone (every single person, all around the world, no matter how different they are from us) all of the time. Not only when we want to, not only when it’s convenient. We should love the person who interrupted our “perfect” plan for our future because when they did that, they assisted God with his unblemished plan for our life. We need to love those who hurt us, those he believe different things than us and even the ones who make us want to hate them. We need to love everyone everyday! It’s not meant to be easy. In fact, it’s meant to be difficult. See, of the three things I’ve discussed, it’s the most important. We need to share the love of our Heavenly Father with all of his creation, constantly. Can we do it alone? Probably not, but if God is on our side, I assure you that we can do it.