It suddenly dawned on me how cold it was. I was walking across the parking lot at Costco when I realized that I was cold, and not just a little cold, either. I was really cold. And then I had an epiphany. The wind chill was minus 14, and I was walking along with my leather jacket wide open and no hat or gloves on. Now, to be fair, I do own a winter coat, hat, and gloves. I had simply chosen 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 Costco for not heating their parking lot when I could have dressed warmer or at least zipped my coat up.

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.

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