The passenger wakes up: wha . . . what’s going on?
Driver: I don’t know. The car just stalled.
Passenger: Wow that seems sudden. It wasn’t acting up during my shift.
Driver: I guess God doesn’t want us to make it home.
Passenger: What da mean . . .
Driver: Seriously, I just don’t think it was meant to be. God must not have wanted it.
Passenger: Get real
Driver: I guess it’s just not God’s will.
Silence . . .
Passenger leans over: Hey dummy, look at the gas gauge. Didn’t you fill it up when you stopped for Twinkies?
We look at the situation above and it seems silly to us. But too often as followers of Jesus we try to spiritualize instead of taking responsibility. It saddens me that I hear so often people use God as an excuse for a job done poorly.
“I was being attacked” translation “I didn’t come prepared”
“I guess it wasn’t God’s will” translation “I gave a half-hearted effort”
“Satan sure didn’t want us to succeed” translation “I’m looking for a scapegoat”
blaming the demon behind every bush
Are you worthy of God’s trust
is he weary to trust you?
Does he say “Well done”