Some Assembly Required
How many times in life have you felt you should have gotten this warning. Isn’t life like that. We feel we are promised these great gifts in life, but we get no such warning label.
When reality is that God rarely gives us something that requires no work on our part.
God’s promises should come with this little caveat, Some Assembly Required. To me this is something that we need to understand. When we feel those tugs and pulls God places on our hearts, we push them away, we run for the hills and we hide under a rock. The reasons are endless but from personal experience one of the big ones is that we don’t believe we can. We doubt our own ability to do these great things that God places on our hearts. Well I have one thing to say about that…. Welcome to the club. Look through your bible and you will see a long list of people that felt the exact same way. You see when we limit our abilities with our own perspective we limit what God can do with us. I am not saying God isn’t capable but I am saying we turn our backs on them because of our insecurities. The devil hits us with a dart of doubt that spreads like a cancer. When allowed to fester and grow we find ourselves thinking we are not good enough. When we realize that God’s promises to us have a lot of assembly required from us. We must push those doubts away, surround yourself with people that encourage and inspire and then get out of God’s way. Too many times we confuse the assembly as a need as a sign for us to control things and make them how our minds want them to make us feel ok or safe. How many times have you felt that tug on your heart. That thing that wont leave your mind. It might not ever be spoken but deep inside your thinking….. there is no way. Then it ends right there. (Needed a warning label there) When we come to God about our things in life we could really change our perspective if we just realized He is also asking things of us. To assemble our lives around Him. To make the effort to stretch and grow and see the challenges of life as He sees them not as we do. Our perspective is so very limited yet we fall back on this one most of the time. The term God will provide comes to mind.
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19 NLT
When we understand that the assembly we need to do is not a matter of our control but one of aligning ourselves with God and getting out of his way. Trusting Him to provide what we need to do what he needs us to do. Trust me its not easy, I seem to struggle with this one everyday. But I am determined not to let my limited views of my own abilities take over and keep me from Gods greatest blessings.
So remember when God is placing something on your heart, He is requiring you to do some work on yourself also.
Our bibles should come with this label I think to remind us.
“Some Assembly Required”