Monday, August 29, 2011

I Want My Way!

If you’re like me, you want your own way. I admit it. I like what I like how I like it, and I don’t want to wait for it. But that is not reality, it’s not maturity, and it’s not reflective of Jesus.

As my husband said yesterday in his sermon, “We in Christ are never free to do whatever we want. That kind of freedom always leads to destruction.”

So don’t be mad at God if He says “No” now and then. He’s saving you from some real pain. Rejoice when He says “Yes” and thank Him for the “noes.”


  1. Amen! In my most recent blog posting, I discussed how God is "Dad"--a perfect, loving, and protective Dad. I wouldn't want to navigate life without Him! Freedom comes when we DO follow His guidelines! =)

  2. I must admit the 'noes' are hard! I recently thought I was walking into a 'yes' situation but quickly realized it was a 'no', maybe even a 'not yet.' So had to change my plans. My plans. Not His. Gosh, He is always teaching us isn't He?!!

  3. It's hard to accept the 'noes', true.

  4. Isn't it funny (or not so funny) how we think we can play God better than He can? Great reminder, Jeanette!

  5. So true, Jeanette, I've often been grateful for his hindsight. -smile-

  6. True words, J. Hard, but true, and necessary to learn. Tracks, of course, with the stuff He's working so hard to teach me right now.

    You have a way of doing that, you know, tracking with Him...

    Thanks, BTW, heaps and bushels for the advice over the phone!!

    I'm sighing with relief.

  7. That is so true. If we did just what we wanted, many people would get hurt.

    I saw some lovely pictures of you on Susan R.'s blog.

  8. I'm beginning to understand God's "nos" better now that I'm a mom. He has my best interest in mind, just as I do my sons'. Thank you for this reminder. :)


  9. I like that line - that it leads to destruction - so very true.


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