Self-occupied

Posted on Posted in Life, Responsibility, Value

                                           … what can I do?

More often than not we are totally occupied with self,
… our problems, our needs, our wants,
and what we can do to fix our lives

If through what we have done, we are in this mess,
… why do WE think that WE can fix what is wrong?

Jesus in the parable of the lost sheep,
told us what needs to happen so our lives can change…

      What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one
      of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness,
      and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
      And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
      Luke 15:4-5

We are like that lost sheep, in trouble, full of problems, needs and wants.
And like that sheep, we can’t help ourselves, we NEED help!

Once the shepherd found the ‘lost’ sheep,
… did the shepherd tell the sheep that it did wrong,
… and what to do to get out of what’s wrong?
NO!
The shepherd neither told the sheep that it was wrong,
… nor did he expect it to be able to fix what was wrong,
but himself did what was necessary to right what was wrong!
All the sheep needed to do was to consent to being helped!

      You need some solutions in your life?
      Let Him pick you up and show you His way out,
      … His way of getting to where you want to be!

      And my God shall supply all your need
      according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
      Phil 4:19

Don’t limit God, asking Him to bless what you are doing,
Let Him tell you what to do, and it will be blessed!