There is a “Peanuts” cartoon that shows Charley Brown arguing with himself about results, then committing to take the long sprint toward the football, only to have Lucy, at the last possible second, pull the ball away; one more time. Charley Brown whiffs on the kick sending him into flight, exasperated that the same results have happened again.
There’s that thing in our nature that never seems to change no matter how hard we try; some say it goes something like “Current behavior always predicts future behavior”. Our determination to change the things around us, are at times, our worst enemy. Changing the culture around us, is at best an arduous task.
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
We will be reminded soon regarding the personality and character of God, it is almost the Christmas season and we celebrate Him, coming to us, telling us to be strong and courageous, showing us through our own eye’s, being human is OK with Him. But, we want to change things so much through our own strength, waiting is for the common man, we all prefer to that our name be drawn first, our questions be answered first. “After all, I’m not much but I’m all I think about”.
Learning to trust in God in all things takes far more time and effort to be called arduous in itself; it takes a lifetime of refining, as he molds us into shapes of clay that only He understands. Like Teddy Roosevelt said, “There is no effort without error and shortcomings”. When you find the “ball” being pulled away, be reminded; it’s more than likely your approach that is feeding your failure. Ain’t it so