I’m not so concerned about something being too hard for God to do. I don’t recall ever losing much sleep wondering if God would be in the dark tonight because his lights were turned off. I read that Elijah told Elisha that the thing that he has asked is a hard thing: never the less, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. Here lies the real question before us. As for me and my house, is the concept of a thing being too hard to do something dependent on my ability to hang to the end, or God’s ability to win at the end? I’m like the fourth grader walking home from school with my eighth grade big brother, bring it on. Is the power of God available for me to actually use in my life, or is it just there to be a monitor in my life? Do I wake up knowing that if I go forth in faith believing in God, that in the end I will receive that which I’ve asked for no matter how hard a thing?
Jesus came that we might have life more abundantly. What is the plan for us to have a more abundant life? Who gets the credit for my abundant living when the guy across the street has the same abundance with less stress, and more toys? The guy across the street adds another degree to his name along with the extra abundance that comes with the title from the extra degree. This guy across the street may or may not go to heaven at the end, but he has a plan to get through earth providing the best life as possible for his family. This leads me right on cue to the thing that’s really on my mind. Do we look to do the same plan as the man across the street does while on earth to live abundantly with the difference being that the body of Christ gives glory to God, while the man across the street gives glory to his plan: and we both live the same story? I believe that we need to distinguish between the way of the world, and the way of God. The man across the street says to his wife, another degree, another promotion, and now let’s build that two-story. He looked to the plan with success, and it moved him forward at the end of the plan. What am I, a member of the Body of Christ suppose to think? I’m always there to the end, but I don’t have that hammer to just knock it on out, or do I? Something is wrong with our story here on earth. We do indeed look just like that man across the street, and we do everything just like that man across the street. The one big difference is that the man across the street calls like it is: it is his plan. We call it what it is not: we call it God’s plan, but it is the exact plan of man at the beginning.
A man with good credit can go into the bank, and comes out with a mortgage: so can a man with good credit that believes in God. A man with poor credit that believes in God can stay in Church on Sunday for two hours, and come out with a mortgage: but not a man with poor credit on the world’s plan. Here is the difference between the world’s plan, and God’s plan. When you don’t qualify for the world’s plan, you have to keep jumping from world plan to world plan until you get back right: since you have chosen not to be on God’s plan unfortunately. However, If you are a man who believes in God, and don’t qualify for the world’s plan, you can continue on God’s plan. I believe in the midst of writing this post that we just walked our way to seeing the advantage of not being like the man across the street. The man across the street on the world’s plan, will only have plans from the world to work with: he has no other benefactor in his corner. We on the other hand that believe in God, the world plan is our introductory plan that gets the ball rolling. It is our disguise that allows us that are peculiar people to live in peace while here on earth. We know that if we can see Elijah (Father in our case) through to the end, we will work through the hard introductory plan of the world, and walk right into the perfect plan of God already waiting for our lives. Since we live here, we have to start with the things from here, and if the things from here are not sufficient, then we can move into our Big Boy plan that God has for his members only while here on earth.
So yeah, knowing God is your lead blocker, run right on into the openings into your education, your jobs, your introductory world plan that will hand you off to the perfect will of God. We can’t just walk around on earth looking lost, but always looking to walk into the fullness of God as we walk his word out for our lives. We have our true benefactor just waiting to give us what this world can only give us start to. If it is a hammer that we need, Father will be there ready to hammer way once we get to the spot. We get to the spot by keeping our eye on Him as we start on the world plan, and see Him at the end of that plan to transition into that which we asked. It’s Father time.