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Corey vs. God
Posted: Nov 10, 2010 in Uncategorized | 1 Comment |

I was reading in Isaiah today and there was a section of verses that literally reached out from the page and slapped me in the face.  Ok…..maybe not literally.  Have you ever been reading God’s word and felt like the words on that page were directed solely for you?  Isaiah is usually not a book that people read very much.  It is fairly lengthy, has a lot of symbolism and has numerous prophetic portions that can be difficult to interpret.  One of the reasons I enjoy going through a Bible reading plan is that I make sure I read the entirety of the Bible instead of just sticking to my favorite sections.   Listen to what Isaiah 45:9-12 says:

“What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator?  Does a clay pot argue with its maker?  Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’  Does the pot exclaim, ‘How clumsy can you be?’  How terrible it would be if a newborn baby said to its father, ‘Why was I born?’ or if it said to its mother, ‘Why did you make me this way?’”   This is what the Lord says—the Holy One of Israel and your Creator:  “Do you question what I do for my children?  Do you give me orders about the work of my hands?   I am the one who made the earth and created people to live on it.  With my hands I stretched out the heavens.  All the stars are at my command.”

I have realized that there have been times in my life where I think I have felt that I could do a better job than God.  Have you ever felt that way before?  Be honest…..:).  I think all of us have been there.  Maybe you didn’t get that job you wanted or that girl you liked broke your heart or the status of the economy forced you to live differently that you would like to.  Most of us have had conversations with God involving us attempting to give us advice regarding our situation.  So, with that logic I decided to have a little game of Corey vs. God to see which one of us truly deserves to be trusted.

God hung the sun, moon and stars – I can’t hang a picture on the wall without getting frustrated

God fed 5,000 men with 5 loaves and 2 fish – I’m pretty sure I couldn’t feed myself with 5 loaves and 2 fish

God is holy – I am a sinner

God sent His only son to die on a cross for my sins – I have a tendency to be selfish

God is faithful – I am emotional

God is patient – I am impatient

God existed before time even existed – I existed before the internet

God performs miracles – I don’t know how to change my own oil

God is the potter – I am the clay

God’s love is unconditional – Mine is conditional

God gave everything for me – Sometimes I struggle to give 10 minutes a day to Him

When I go through difficult times, should I trust God or myself more?  After looking at His resume, I think He deserves my unwavering loyalty.  Something to think about……..

With Expectancy!

Corey

One Response to “Corey vs. God”

  1. Jennifer Wilson says:

    Ok, before I came to know God…I don’t think it was a matter of me wanting to take control over him of my life since I had no clue what he wanted to do for my life…I thought, I was alive because of him, but I make my own decisions and I do what I can for the time I’m here and he’s just waiting for me to get there. (obviously a non-christian belief).

    However, now that I am and understand a bit more….I don’t really see it as me wanting control over it…it’s more of me getting frustrated when what I want is not happening and not understanding why when he says in Luke 11:9: “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”…..so maybe I’m not seeing what I should be seeing, but when your going by the promise of his word and it’s not happening, I don’t see it as a control issue so much as an issue of “Please talk to me God and tell me WHY this is not happening because I’m getting frustrated now !”

    When I became a christian I knew then that I could NOT do a better job then God could do after realizing what he’s done….but sometimes you just want him to talk to you and tell you exactly what he wants so you aren’t playing a guessing game and getting exhausted along the way trying to figure it out. (sorta like when you have a baby and they cry and cry and you just wish they could talk and cut the time in half taking care of it !) lol

    Does this make sense ? However, I will say that I LOVE this because when you compare his resume to our own….absolutely he knows what he’s doing MUCH better then we do….however, getting to the place he wants us to be can be extremely hard sometimes ! :)

    But I will say that I don’t stress nearly as much anymore about things such as financial….yes, we are still next to broke, but he’s made sure to supply what we need and even allowed us a few extra dollars for things we “want” and I think that’s awesome ! While I’m use to having more in the bank then we do…I’ve made peace with the fact that God has it all under control and won’t let me down…and if something worst happens, then I’ll cross that bridge and trust that he’ll continue to supply our needs some other way. (so I have come a LONG way !) lol

    (or did I totally misunderstand what you were trying to say ?) lol

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