Human beings are funny creatures. We all say, ‘If I do this, then I’ll get this. If I go here then this will happen.’ Guess what. Life is never automatic!! Life cannot be lived on automatic pilot.
I am 40 years old. I went through three attempts at college before I finally got it right. I graduated with a Bachelors Of Science in Communication Studies. I have the degree, but with the financial climate in the United States, the college is now gone. Open for more than 70 years, it has now closed.
I have a college degree and I am a cashier at Walmart. I work with people of all ages and abilities. I am one of the few with a college degree. But, that is where I am. I also work with a mobile D.J. company called D.J. Systems. Google us.
I have been divorced. Marriage is not automatic either. Just because you both say ‘I do’ one day in your life doesn’t mean you always will.
I don’t have cancer or a heart condition at this moment, it doesn’t mean I never will.
Quit thinking that if you do this, or you do that, you will have this specific outcome. Life is not automatic! You fail. You get hurt. You lose a lot. You gain more than you ever dreamed possible. Why? Because not a single solitary human being ever knows what is going to happen. You plan and you choose and you want things to go this way, but they don’t always do that. Stay the course, even when you are skidding through it and it seems out of control.
God loves you and He is in control. Of it all. Period. The Bible tells us in Jeremiah 29:11, ‘Behold, I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and give you hope and a future.’ Does this mean things that we think are terrible won’t happen? No. But, it should give us comfort to know that all things can work together for the good of those who love Him.
Don’t live this life on automatic pilot. Go into the fight with your battle face on and tackle the problems with God at your side. In this way, you will never fail and you will never live an automatic life.