My cats hear me walking in the house and immediately start to scratch on the door to tell me they want to be fed, especially if it has been a few hours since they last ate.
The thing is, even though I might have just fed them, if I start out the door a few minutes later they still rush up to me hoping that I will have something better to give them than what they already have.
I live in the country, so my ‘food disposal’ method is the cats, not a machine. They absolutely love the leftovers of real food and are more than happy to dispose of it any time they can get it. They stick up their nose at dry food that comes from a bag even though it is one of the really good brands, but will eat it if there is nothing else.
I have noticed, though, that many times they will be in the process of eating a “scrumptuous” meal (real food scraps) and when I open the door they will immediately run to me hoping for something better. As far as they know they are already eating “king’s fare” so I started to wonder why they would abandon what they had in hopes of getting something better.
Then I started to think about how many people, both Christian and non-Christian, live their lives each day. They are like the cats, constantly searching for something better than what they have now, even though what they have now might be totally awesome.
Many times we are so “future-oriented” that we don’t take the time to enjoy the blessings of today. We only look forward to something that we think is better that might happen tomorrow.
God wants you to walk in and enjoy exactly where you are at this moment. He has great things in store for you TODAY but if you are concentrating on tomorrow or the future, you will never receive those great things.
God works in a way that is foreign to most of us even if we are Christians. He usually gives us one piece of the puzzle at the time and expects us to carry out that instruction before He gives us the next piece.
We tend to want to see the whole picture at once and then want to have the option to choose whether we will accept or reject the assignment. From Gods point of view, He already knows how everything will turn out and just wants us to get to the point that we will trust Him to work everything out for the best.
That is not an easy thing to do from an earthly point of view, so we must start to think from a heavenly point of view.
God truly always has your best interest at heart even though you might not think so at the time.
Make the choice right now that you will give up your own plans to follow God wherever He leads. It will probably be something different than you ever thought you could do, but you definitely won’t be bored when you look back on how things have turned out.
This post written by Cathy Deaton.
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