What’s fair? I want life to deal me a set of cards within the expected range of probability. When life fails, I call it unfair.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”Philippians 2v14-15
When I grumble about what life sent, I am grumbling against God. When I judge what I am dealt as fair or unfair, then I am standing over my Lord as his judge, as if I know what was right and fair. I find myself here embarrassingly often
When I humbly accept what my good Father sends me, then I am becoming a pure child of God. He does not work fairness the way I want. He sends his rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.Philippians 2v15-16
If I begrudge what life sends me. I am frustrated because I did not get the resources for doing what I want. Far better to let go of my plan and take hold of the word of life!
If I receive what life sends with humility, I admit that the Lord’s ways are a mystery and I don’t know where they are going. My way forward is not to grasp my plan but to allow the Lord to unfold his plan and walk that way with grace, shining as I go.
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