Every so often, I get to asking God, “Why do you give me a creative brain, but then give me the example of Christ, who did nothing except for what you told him to do?” I just don’t get it. It seems like a waste of a brain, if I am not supposed to think up my own plans.
However, today, my scripture reading was Psalm 8. Verses 4 – 6 say this, “What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet.”
As I let that sink in again, that I, along with the rest of humanity, am supposed to be taking care of this earth, not to mention helping with the Great Commission, suddenly, I couldn’t imagine trying to do anything without asking God first.
I have no clue how to help the earth, and am powerless to turn a human heart towards God. When I was 20 I may have thought I had some answers. But at 40, I know that the full truth of most situations is beyond my human knowing.
God, the next time I am being prideful, remind me of all that you really want me to do. That’ll keep me clinging to You!