Saturday, March 30, 2019

Give God the right to direct your life...

Is it the default setting of all human beings to continually fight for our rights? I'm not sure if this is common to all humanity or more common to the American culture. All I know for sure is that it is all too often my default setting and I'm pretty sure that's not a good thing. For example, I have my day planned out, and then someone or something happens that upsets the way I had planned to spend my time. I become annoyed that my rights to spend my time the way I want to has been violated. 

In our culture, fighting for our rights seems to be a badge of honor. We have taken the words of the Declaration of Independence that we are "endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and we have made the pursuit of happiness our god. We think that anything standing between me and my pursuit of happiness is an infringement on my rights-even if my pursuit of happiness is trampling all over your rights!

Am I saying that we never stand up for ourselves or never say no to others who would take advantage of us? Not at all. (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, March 31st, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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Crystal Twaddell

1 comment:

  1. As I have aged into my 70's, I look back and there are many times that there were footprints in the sand that I didn't even realize. But, with being more in tune with my God, how right your scripture reminder is. Thank you for sharing a great reminder. Have a nice week as we head in April. :)


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