I know how to react to life when things are going wrong. I take my problems to God. When things are not going my way, I’m very much in touch with my feelings. When my life is falling down around me, I have no trouble praying and seeking The Lord.
But what about when my life is going good? This is where I forget to thank God for blessing me during these times. I don’t tend to draw as close to Him as when things are going wrong. God shouldn’t have to use the calamities that come into my life just to get me to talk to Him. I should be more in His face when things are going good than bad. Let me explain further.
Unfortunately, we want to be in 100% total control of our lives and we think we’re better at it than God is.
The thing is:
- We have no idea what we’re doing, and
- We don’t have God’s knowledge or wisdom, nevertheless we like to work for ourselves and stand back and admire all our accomplishments.
There’s nothing wrong with working hard and being proud of ourselves, but we can’t do anything without God’s help or His hand. Even after we are born again and come into a relationship with Jesus, we can still struggle in this area.
Oftentimes, I had forgotten God when my life was in a good, or even okay, place. I wouldn’t pray as long, read my bible as much…it seemed that I didn’t need Him then, because there weren’t any major problems happening at the time. I’ve since learned that God isn’t just interested in being my problem solver, He wants to be my friend and confidant too.
And with the uncertainty of life, at any time something can hit you and throw you for a loop…so when you’re in a celebration mode, praise God more. Praise Him for the good times especially, don’t forget Him after He’s come through for you in a big way.
He wants to be a part of your life and celebrate with you. He’s not a trophy to put away on a shelf after the ceremony is over. God loves you so much and He’s the best friend you can ever have.
It’s fine to pray to Him while you’re believing Him for a miracle and in fact, you should pray then, but it’s just as important to draw closer to God in praises, thanksgiving and perhaps even more so crucial.