Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that GOD is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives.
Stress says that the things we are involved in are important enough to merit our impatience, our lack of grace toward others, or our tight grip of control.
Basically, these two behaviors communicate that it’s okay to sin and not trust GOD because the stuff in our life is somehow exceptional. Both worry and stress reek of arrogance. They declare our tendency to forget that we’ve been forgiven, that our lives here are brief, that we are headed to a place where we won’t be lonely, afraid, or hurt ever again, and that in the context of GOD’s strength, our problems are small, indeed.
Now consider the movie of life….
GOD creates the world. (Were you alive then? Was GOD talking to you when He proclaimed “It is good” about all He had just made?)
Then people rebel against GOD (Who, if you haven’t realized it yet, is the main character in this movie), and GOD floods the earth to rid it of mess people made of it.
Several generations later, GOD singles our a ninety-nine year old man called Abram and makes him the father of a nation (did you have anything to do with this?).
Later, along came Joseph and Moses and many other ordinary and inadequate people that the movie is also not about. GOD is the one who picks them and directs them and works miracles through them.
In the next scene, GOD sends judges and prophets to His nation because the people can’t seem to give Him the one thing He asked of them (Obedience).
And then, the climax: The Son of GOD is born among the people whom GOD still somehow loves. While in this world, the Son teaches His followers what true love looks like. Then the Son of GOD dies and is resurrected and goes back up to be with GOD.
And even though the movie isn’t quite finished yet, we know what the last scene holds. It’s the throne room of GOD scene. Here every being worships GOD Who sits on the throne, for He alone is worthy to be praised.
From start to finish, this movie is obviously about GOD. He is the main character. How is it possible that we llive as though it is about us? Our scenes in the movie, our brief lives, fall somewhere between the time Jesus ascends into heaven (Acts) and when we will all worship GOD on His throne in heaven (Revelation). – Excerpt taken from Francis Chan’s Crazy love book
*Have been reading this and realized that it is true. GOD is the main character. He is the Author, the Character and the Director in the role we are portraying here on earth and yet in the movie of life, we tend to magnify or highlights the brief roles that we have. We are the one to be pitied at. We want to always be the center of attraction that we think all should be gaga about us when something is not going well in our lives which in the first were the product of our own work. We always want to look “kawawa” (pitiful) so everyone will be running towards us to extend help and comfort and love. We think that the whole universe revolves around us. Well, the truth is, this thinking or attitude is a facet, self-righteous and hopeless. We need to act according to GOD’s. Magnify GOD in our lives – ALL that HE is!
YHWH – He was, and is, and is to come!!! ♥♥