Before I knew it, it was the 11th month of 2020. Like many others who planned out their itinerary at the end of 2019, no one anticipated how this year would unfold. Even now I feel as though there is an invisible force determined to destroy humanity’s hope. Clinging to faith was inevitable in the face of a global pandemic and social unrest. It was the catalyst for my hunger for Truth, and not some regurgitated truth from multiple sources, but an actual quest to find answers to ongoing questions. Prophesies and dreams seemed to elude me as I questioned God’s words spoken over me in 2019.
“Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” Jeremiah 33:3 NLT
“It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the [queen’s] king’s privilege to discover them.” Proverbs 25:2 NLT (my paraphrase)
When I inquired of the Lord, my discovery was one of elation and...
"In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat - for He grants sleep to those He loves." (Psalm 127:2)
Solomon recognized something important. Verse one gave us an insight into human natures' vanity, building a home, establishing a career and raising a family in our own strength and wisdom.
He wisely stated that attempting to do these things without God's involvement...well, it turns out that all of our labor would be for naught in the end.
Human vanity is to attempt to do life without giving God His rightful place in the process.
As The Master Creator and Architect of all life, He knows the ins and outs of each and every situation that we will ever encounter. Not allowing Him to be the foundation upon which we build and the CEO of our lives is indeed unwise.
It also robs us of a balanced life. Verse two clearly states that we can see when we are out of bounds...we rise early and stay up late toiling for (fill in the blank).