Yeah, we all want to make sure that to the best of God’s abilities, we are on course with Him. I heard this Pastor say that He had pastored a Church for ten years, and came to find out from God that He was not in the place God intended for him to be. The Church had grown considerably, and the Pastor and his family were all happy there with their life. This is a situation that can only be fixed by you removing yourself. The boards in charge are not going to vote you out or want to make a change when things are going good in the eyes of everyone except God. It is a pickle at times with God when it comes to making decisions about God’s will for our lives. We tend to always make our decisions be all about God’s will, while God is always leading our decisions to be all about showing our love for Him through doing his will. This pastor may have missed God’s leadings along the way because of the success and growth of the Church: did the growth, and success lead him to conclude that he was on track with God? When something is going good, is it only going good because of my presence, could he have thought? Would the Church had been a success anyway with a different Pastor there having God on his side while receiving favor from both man and God?
It doesn’t take but a touch of the overestimating of our humility in God to get us off track. It is not a sin to feel good about things going good around you, but it does become a problem when we believe that it all happened only because of my being there. And since God could have only pull this off with me, I then want to take ownership of something that I don’t own and run it. The new direction in which this now takes you is over looked because all we see now is how good it’s all going. We do not see that the direction of this good running thing is about to run us way off the course that God had intended for us to be on. We can officially become off track when we take on a track that was meant for someone else; and because the track was running through such nice views, we lost site of the views that we should be seeing and got off course. The thing that we forget at times is that God loves us so much. Yeah, he wants his will to be done, but his dream job would be having us want to do his will because we love him like that. We can forget just how important that is for the Father so let me remind you: John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” I remember the day many years ago when it came to life to me in such a simple way of how much God loved me. We were getting ready to go back to Church for a Sunday evening service. I had this thought just enter into my mind, and it revealed to me in similar fashion as a word of wisdom would do not to go back to the evening service. You know, we focus on God’s will so much that we can miss his love for us at the time it’s trying to come through. I believe this is one major way that we get off course because we get on the wrong track trying to do good. I would handle that thought differently today because of the relationship that I have built with him since that time many years ago, but at that time it got me. So I told my wife of the thought that I had, and she like I began to think immediately that God wouldn’t say not to go back to Church, would he: Of course we answered No, and we in our happy moment, thinking with joy how we didn’t let the devil talk us in to doing what he wanted. To make a long story short because our evening was about to become even longer: our car broke down half-way there, and not in a convenient location. We never made it to Church. It took the rest of the evening to take care of it, and the it cost us a lot more than just money when it was all said and done. I learned from that day forward that God loves more than just his will, he actually love me. If I had not missed is pillow talk, I would have been able to have my pillow under my head much earlier than I did that night. The Father is all about his business, and he wants us to stay on course by keeping off the wrong track, but we have to get to know him intimately, or we will miss his pillow talk. He loves his will, but it was for us that he gave up his only begotten son. “You Off Track, Derail You If You Must.”
Father Does Love To Do The Body Good!