Divine Plagiarism????

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 “In the beginning, I told you what would happen in the end……….. When I plan something, it happens. I do whatever I want to do……… (Isaiah 46:10)

I wonder why we do that?………..

You know, conveniently create our own endings to God’s story!

Divine Plagiarism, maybe?

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There’s a reason why there are laws against that!

Taking someone else’s story and making it ours!…….

Yeah, the story might be about us, BUT we are NOT the author!

Reality Check!

Isn’t that what we do to God?………. Honestly?

We try to tell Him how our story should end,……….and then have the audacity to feel disappointed when it doesn’t go according to what we had in mind!

Only one Author here remember!………God the Father?…not us!

You know, the funniest thing is that we don’t even get the order right! HE knows the end from the beginning….(Isaiah 46:10) but we start from the beginning in the hopes of achieving……our end?……. God’s end for us?………I’m not even sure what we hope to achieve!

So, illustratively………..

God’s Version: and they all lived Happily ever after! Once a upon a time………

Our Version #1: Once upon a time……and they all lived happily ever after!……or maybe not!

Our Version #2: Once upon a time……and they all lived happily ever after????…… still not!

Our Version #3: God’s Version ……if we are wise!

You see, God is a Keeper of promises………

When HE makes a promise, HE keeps it………

Yet somehow, we even manage to mess that up!…………with selective hearing!

How is it that we are able to pick the ‘juicy part’ of the promise  and completely disregard the ‘not so juicy’ part?

Check this out!……..

“…….I will give you back what you lost in the years when swarms of locusts ate your crops……..” (Joel 2:25 GNT)

And we go…….

  • Woohoo!…..Restoration!
  • Yes! Abundance
  • Amen!…….Praise the Lord!

Yes, by all means, let’s praise the Lord…………BUT, let’s keep on reading too, please!

“………..It was I who sent this army against you!………” (Joel 2: 25) ……says the Lord…..

Did you know that?……..

  • That it was God Who sent the ‘storm’?

Uh-huh,……… He did!

So before we dance till we break our heels, maybe we should read the whole story and not just make another one….our version?

Yes, I personally testify that His words do not return to HIM void, so when we pray HIS Promises back to HIM, we are as covered in HIS Will as we can be.

However, we do need to understand that HIS Will is not equal to our desires…….

That is where submission to HIM comes into play.

It will all work out according to HIS Plan……….but since we have all been graced with free will, in order to receive His Promises for our lives, we have to be willing to listen and trust that HE got this!……….

Theres a reason

So why did HE send HIS army against us again?……

  • To steer us back on track so that we might be able to receive the promises that HE has in store for us.

Remember……..

HE does not lie………and He promised us that…….

“I will teach you and guide you in the way you should live. I will watch over you and be your guide…….(Psalm 32:8)

But once again, keep on reading please……..

Don’t be like a stupid horse or mule that will not come to you unless you put a bit in its mouth and pull it with reins.”…….(Psalm 32:9)

Yikes!

I don’t know about you, but as for me, especially after what I’ve been through, I’m just going to go humbly before Him…..

  • There will be no need for HIM to put a bit in my mouth and pull it with reins…….thank you very much!
  • Besides, I don’t consider myself a stupid horse or mule, thank you!

So, what will you do today?

Blessings,

Emma B

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2 comments on “Divine Plagiarism????

  1. obasima says:

    It’s interesting how we also tend to blame God when we make decisions without him and then we blame him for the bad outcome, the proverbial “why would God let this happen “!

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    • Innate Expressions says:

      Absolutely! That is exactly where ‘Free Will’ comes in. HE graced us with free will so that we would not be like ‘puppets’ so to speak. But, we must use it wisely or take responsibility for the consequences……….Just like making financial decisions …….

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