June 11th, 2016
The world is full of arm-chair quarterbacks; someone who is certain that he or she could have made a better decision than the coach did or the player did just the day before. “I could have done that better.” “Anyone knows that won’t work anymore.” “How long do we have to put up with his attempts to be creative?” It’s all part of the grumbling, arguing, second-guessing society we live in. When something displeases people, they get verbal and voice their displeasure. We are “crooked and depraved”, the author of the letter to the Philippians puts it.
Making the choice to live differently is an option before us. We don’t have to complain or grumble. We don’t have to argue back. That only invites further fault-finding and criticism. Rather, be glad to be who you were created to be. Verbalize instead that all you have is from God’s hand and accept it as the gift it was meant to be. May it be said of you that your life was as pleasant to see as a twinkling star in the sky on a clear night.
Author: Michael Benson