Genesis 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
As I read this morning this verse jumped out at me as I plan for the new year. I look at where I have been, what I have accomplished, how I have not achieved my goals and make more plans.
One of the major tendencies that I have is to want to do great things, see God do great things supposedly for His honor and glory. In reality many times I am seeking “success”. I am seeking to build my name.
As I read this verse I realize just how wicked that I can be and how self centered my thoughts and plans are. I should learn to continue planning and working but not get upset with God when He doesnâ€™t give me the success I want.
Sometimes when things don’t work out I think that God isn’t blessing me, is angry with me, that I have failed. Does that mean I am seeking His name or my name?
I know that all missionaries and pastors worth their salt as well as businessmen are planning. We plan for Him but maybe but not according to His glory.
I pray that you will have a wonderful and blessed New Year. I have for years said that we were using faithfulness as an excuse for laziness and I still believe that can be the case.
But on the other hand often we are so results oriented that we can do our own think and lose our faithfulness. Oh, to understand God’s will, way, and to please Him with my attitudes.