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Hopelessness and Humility

October 24th, 2010

You may think that the situations is hopeless, but God gives us grace when we turn away from our own interests.

James 4:6

In his final prayer today, Pastor Chis Seay said (I’m paraphrasing):

Let us live a life of humility that reflects that we aren’t in control….instead let us move and respond…when we realize we aren’t in control in a place, we’ll experience less stress in this world.

His message was about the sovereignty of God.  But as you must have noticed by now, most of the things I post from church are tenets anyone would want to live by, despite  their faith.

We closed the service with a song I can’t remember the name of, I’ve sung the words a handful of times, and the chorus always rings in my head, my heart…

I’m alive.

Without thought, without hesitation, I cried.  I often cry in church honestly.  But today I was overwhelmed with my faults.  I’m human, I make mistakes. I always know my heart is in the right place, but sometimes I feel selfish.  Others, I am resolute.  So what I take from James and Chis today is that life unfolds in front of us, and I am not the one in control.

James 4:14

The reality is you have no idea where your life will take you tomorrow.  You are like a mist that appears one moment and then vanishes in another.

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