Saturday, March 7, 2015

Depend On Yourself? I Think Not!

We as human beings can "fix" anything. Just watch the television show "Scandal" and the pitbull named Olivia Pope to see that it's true! But is it? Do we approach our lives as needing only to rely on ourselves to "fix" problems without counsel or guidance from anyone? That's the way most of us operate. Do we do this because we really think we're that good, or are we just too damn scared to ask for help because then folks will know we ain't as smart as we want them to believe. I think that's closer to the truth. The funny thing is, if we really are as smart and awesome at "fixing" things, then why are we still getting into, or never getting out of, the challenges that life throughs our way? Hmmm. How about we try something radically different? Try something that has been available to us to "fix" our problems and challenges for a long, long time. That something is...are you ready?.....seriously, this is just incredible.....that something is....Prayer. Try this on for size - "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace. God...will supply all your needs from His glorious riches." Philippians 4:6-7a, 19b Think about it. You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain, by prayer. Doesn't need to be fancy, colorful or grammatically correct- just from the heart. God will hear you! He may not give you what you want, but He will give you what you need. Give prayer a try....you might be surprised what gets -"fixed."