We can't plan what's going to happen to us, or how we will respond to each and every situation. We can, though, prepare before we arrive.
If you have a baby or have ever had a baby, you understand this. We all wish we could plan out our days with an infant better. When he or she is gonna poop. When he or she is going to be hungry. When he or she is going to throw up on that brand new outfit. When, when, when. Unfortunately, we can't plan ahead with babies. We can, however, prepare for what may come. We can bring extra diapers for when the baby poops. We can bring food for when the baby is hungry. We can bring an extra outfit for when the baby throws up.
We can't always plan, but we can always prepare.
Our life is like taking care of a baby. As much as we like to think that we've progressed past pooping and crying and such, we haven't progressed past unexpected things happening. The problem with unexpected things is that they're unexpected. That's where most of us stop. We just think, "well it's unexpected, and I can't do anything about it." Which is true. We can't see the future. BUT we can prepare for what may come.
No one plans to drift out of a good marriage into an affair. No one plans to drift away from a good family life. No one plans to be in insurmountable debt. No one plans to drift away.
BUT those who do drift, often times don't prepare for trouble. They don't put trust in Jesus today and follow him today. They wait to follow Jesus until they are in the middle of a storm. When you're in the middle of a storm, it's too late to learn to swim. We have to prepare before we go through trials.
We have to learn to bring the diapers, wipes, food, and extra clothes with us before we find ourselves in the middle of an accident.
- Are you daily trusting Jesus, and asking him to give you strength to weather the storms of life?
- If you are in the middle of the storm, it may be too late to learn to swim, but luckily our God walks on water. Call out to him and he will help you.
- Start trusting in him now! Start with the First Fifteen.
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