Thursday, April 21, 2011

But What?

I use the word "but" a lot.

I think I made the right decision, but what if I didn't?

I had a lot of fun playing the piano, but I'm not very good.

I got a lot of compliments, but I don't deserve them.

I will speak for your meeting, but I may not be very good.

I will play the game, but I'll probably lose. 

I didn't even realize how much I say "but" until God revealed it to me.  I say it because I am so unsure of myself. 
The question God is asking is, "But what?"

Are we supposed to be moving in our strength or God's?  I may be unsure of myself, but I can be sure of God!  My confidence shouldn't come from my ability.  We should be confident in Who God is!

We need to know God.   As a husband knows his wife, we need to know God; be intimately acquainted with Him.  Love Him for Who he is. 

Then our "buts" can become a good thing.  We can be like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Dan. 3:17,18) and say with confidence: 

The God we serve is able to save us from it, BUT even if he does not, we will still praise Him!



  1. Your post sure sounds a lot like me. I know one thing for sure, God is the one that will help me overcome this if I give it to Him and not take it back again and again. Thanks for a really great post. Blessings and Happy Easter.

  2. This is so me. I always say 'okay, but what if I am not good enough' and so on. I want to have confidence in God. In who He is and what He can do. Not my will but His. Not my strength but His. Great post!

  3. I always try to do things in my own strength first, then look to God as an afterthought...after I've said all my but________statements! Something to work on! Happy Easter!

  4. The God we serve is able to save us from it, BUT even if he does not, we will still praise Him!
    Love it! Happy Easter Lisa!

  5. What a wonderful reminder to start my morning Lisa! We can always be completely confident that God has us in His Grip!

    Have a Blessed Day!