here is a generation that are pure in their own eyes,and yet is not washed from their filthiness.Proverbs 30:12
Good Morning Beautiful,
This generation is plagued by social ills (sickness) such as lack of respect for parents, self-righteousness, greed, and selfishness. Such evils have plagued our generation. I am sure that we have either dealt with these issues or experienced them from other people. Regardless of how you have witnessed these things, how can God keep His promise if we are filled with evilness?
In today’s day and time, we want quick fixes. When It comes to putting in the work, we would instead find a shorter and faster solution. With that solution, we don’t learn what God had intended for us to learn, and we are only temporarily satisfied. Nothing is changing because we still struggle with understanding the plan and purpose that God has for us.
We can not be in a place where we are so easily deceived. In Jude 1:12-13, it says, “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.” This doesn’t sound like a very pleasing scripture but it speaks of the truths that we are facing in today’s time.
Clouds may look like they will bring rain until the wind blows them away. Trees may look productive until autumn arrives, but Satan promises spiritual growth but does not satisfy the hunger of God’s people for the truth. These are the things that we fall victim too. This is happening too often and it is because we choose to focus on self instead of what God is calling us to do.
We experience people who are like Raging waves… foaming… wandering stars: these people put on a great show but lacked any substance. I’m sure we have all encountered people who have done nothing for us but bring us more pain. Once these individuals have done their evil deeds (manipulated your minds) and make their profits, they, like wandering stars, move on to other places to exploit God’s people again, again, and again.
If you want to be filled, fulfillment isn’t in man, but it is in God. We will remain broken vessels struggling with feelings of being forgotten, flaws, and brokenness until we realize that when we reach an intimate place with God, then and only then are we being vessels filled by him. Stop looking to man to satisfy you because it will never be done. In our current form, we are flawed beings. The God that we serve is bigger and better than who we are and He will supply your needs without fail. The act of being filled is gaining the fruit of the spirits, walking in God’s image, fulfilling our purposes, and having a close relationship with him.
Through a sermon, I heard a message preach that stated, “too often, we ask God to fill me with what he/she has, but we fail to ask God to supply us with what He has for us. Keywords, What God has for us. Not the person close to you or the person sitting across from you but what God has specifically for YOU! (i.e., the spouse, the car, the house, the job, the family, etc.) When God crafts us, He crafts us with uniqueness, but we cannot reach that place that God wants us to be in if we ask or seek him to be filled with things that were not intended for us.
If we try to be like each other, we fail in our purpose. God is asking us to be planted and trusting in Him to lead. Knowing that He will create the pathways for us to move and the directions that we must go. Stop trying to be like everyone else and trust that God has a plan for your life. All you have to do is trust in Him and move at the sound of His voice.
- What needs do you have today?
- What barriers/sin in your life is blocking you this morning for drawing closer to God?