In the complexities of life, have you ever felt like you needed help, and there was no one available to help or to care? The truth is that there has always been help for us if we would ask. I wonder why we often don’t recall that or don’t feel like our problem is worthy of asking. After all, why would someone as important as the Creator of this world want to deal with the trivialities of my insignificant life? Have we forgotten when things weren’t going quite right that He sent His Son to show us how to live and the work we had to do before we return to His and our Home?
If you look wisely at the world in which we live you will find several different groups of people – those who know Him and strive to do His work, those who have heard of Him but have too many things of their own to do and those who have never heard of Him. Our Father knew this would be the case and so as He created us. He also gave us the talents and time to fill in the blanks for those less fortunate. The problem seems to be that we have given ourselves too much credit and believe that we have more important things to do and will do it later when we have more time. Shame on us! If we are fortunate as we age, we will come to terms with the responsibilities that we were originally given and strive to change our priorities. Yes, I know time seems to have grown shorter, but there is still a portion of time left. Is there anything we can do to make up for our failures?
It seems to me that there was one thing we should have noted and that should have been placed on a board where we would look each and every day for the notations of what needs to be done that day - Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. How often do we forgive those who have wronged us? How often do we strive to accomplish what the Lord has placed us here to do? How often do we thank Him for simply loving us enough to give His very life for us?
I can’t speak for you, but I have to admit that it has caused me many tears to acknowledge the things that I have not done. The big question is: Will I continue to live the way I have become accustomed to or will I seriously attempt to be the person He created me to be? Am I more concerned about my will being done or “THY will” being accomplished? We have become so accustomed to our lists and what we must accomplish tomorrow that we very rarely accept the fact that our Lord also has a list that He made when He created us. Just maybe it is time for us to slow down and reconsider the purpose for which we were created.
You may be saying to yourself at this point that you don’t believe you have the talents, the courage or even the knowledge to accomplish your task, but have you forgotten that your Father has already given you just exactly what is needed to do what He created you for? All we really need to do is to tell Him that we are sorry we have been dragging our feet and ask Him to show us where and how to fulfill the purpose of life that He gave us.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.