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!

 

5 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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