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April 13, 2017

With or Without You

Have you ever seen the Tom Cruz and Cameron Diaz movie where he reminds her that she has nothing to worry about as long as she sticks with him?  He tells her “With (he holds his hand up) or without me (he lowers his hand down).”  Seemed like an easy choice if she wanted to live.  That phrase has really stuck with me as I’ve reflected on God’s purpose for my life this week.

As humans, we have a tendency to get comfortable with God and act like he owes us something.  What I always remember though is that God’s favor over my life is just that, favor.  Meaning, if I ever get so puffed up within my own abilities that he has the option to remove His favor.  The very thought of that does something ugly to my stomach!

Ironically, the same could be said for people who come in and out of our lives.  Have you ever met a person who just thought that they were so important to your survival that if they left your life, you would fail miserably?  I don’t know why people think higher of themselves than they ought to.  But, they do!  Funny thing is, I’ve learned one valuable thing in my short 35 years of life:  God’s will for our life is never contingent on people staying in our life!  Meaning, if they decide to walk off and leave, He can still get the glory in you and through you!

So I look at the people who have turned their backs on me, laughed at my failures and setbacks, or walked away from me and quietly say, “With or without you, God’s will for Winter shall be accomplished!” The same applies to you too!