There are times in life when you want something so badly that you might force the issue. If a desired outcome doesn’t go your way, you may even attempt to manipulate this situation. Yet, before you go too far perhaps its better to drop your pen and begin to allow God to write the rest of your story.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them, Ephesians 2:10.
In a letter to the church of Ephesus, the apostle Paul uses the Greek word poiema. Although the English translates into God’s workmanship, this doesn’t provide an accurate description. What Paul is actually saying is God is the Poet and we, human beings, are poems in progress. Thus, don’t seize control through selfishness and self seeking motives. Rather, trust God to finish the work which He began in you.
For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your poets have said, ‘For we are indeed his offspring,’ Acts 17:28.
During a speech in the streets of Rome, Paul references a Greek poet. Sometimes poetry highlights and brings to light previously hidden truths. Quoting a line, Paul reminds the crowd that individuals are all one of God’s children. In view of this fact, resist the urge to trust in your all understanding. Instead, place your hope in the Author of Faith who is eager to write your story.
by Jay Mankus