Friday, May 23, 2014

Don't ignore what God has put in front of you

Years ago, I heard the famous Jerry Clower tell a story, one that might relate to OUR lives.

A guy was caught in a flood. Things got so bad he had to climb on to his roof to escape drowning. He begged God to save him.

Shortly thereafter, a boat came by and offered him a ride. He replied that he was waiting on God and wouldn't accept a ride because God was going to save him.

The waters continued to rise and he got more earnest with God about wanting to be saved from drowning. A helicopter came by and offered him a ride. The reply was the same-God would save him!

Finally, the waters reached to a point he was about to go under and as he begged God again to save him from drowning, another boat came by. Nope, God's gonna save him!

The man drowned and went to Heaven. When he met God, he asked Him why He allowed him to drown. God replied, "you dummy! I sent you two boats and a helicopter!!!"

How many times do we do this in our lives? Because God didn't work the way WE wanted Him to do we turn down a blessing. Wouldn't it be a shame if we came to the end of our days and found out we had left multiple blessings on the table because we didn't think they looked the way we thought they should?

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