It suddenly dawned on me how cold it was. I was filling up my car a little while ago and realized that I was cold and not just a little cold either. And then I had an epiphany. It was minus 14 and I was pumping gas with my leather jacket wide open and no hat or gloves on. Now to be fair, I do own a winter coat, hats and gloves. I had simply chose not to wear them. So whose fault was it that I was cold? Duh! It really wouldn’t have been right to blame God for making the day so cold or the service station for not heating the pump area when I could have dressed warmer.
But how often in our lives do we get into trouble and blame God when He has already provided us with all the resources we need and we choose not to avail ourselves of those resources? Whether it is instruction from his Word, encouragement from fellow believers or strength and power from the Holy Spirit, much of what we need is readily available, if we want it. But sometimes it’s just easier to find someone else to blame.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.