Juggling … not in my job description

I Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.  Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.  NIV

God made everything.

Such a simple statement, and yet, so profound.

I started college as a chemistry major.  I simply loved the concept of the periodic table, and how the addition of just one proton, one neutron and one electron to an atom made the thing a completely different substance.  As I got to study subatomic chemistry, I was even more amazed.  Each day, I felt I got to peep behind the curtain at God’s workroom and the building blocks that He had used to form the universe.

Today, I’m not a chemist.  But, I’ve not forgotten the lessons that I learned:  Everything in heaven and in earth is His.  He made it all.  He is the Master Craftsman, the Owner, the Creator and the Ruler of the Universe.

If I am to keep my life here in balance, I must keep Him squarely at the center.  He is the axis on which everything else turns.  When I acknowledge that, when I keep that perspective, my life works.  When I try to put something else in the center, when I exalt something else above God, even unconsciously, my life gets out of kilter and things begin to spin out of control, and then I start to worry about keeping all the balls in the air.

Keeping the balls in the air is NOT MY JOB.  I didn’t create the balls, and I didn’t create the gravity that pulls them earthward.  My job is to do God’s work here.  To love others and to show God’s love to them.

Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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2 responses to “Juggling … not in my job description

  1. Now there’s another unexpected surprise, a chemistry major!
    Knowing our job and letting God do his is indeed a constant struggle. Abraham and Sarah thought they ought to help God along in the creating descendents department. It’s comforting to know that my struggle isn’t new to God. He understands.
    And “To love others and show God’s love to them.” You’re absolutely right, but that’s another struggle just to leave it at that; to leave the rest to God. Shouldn’t we preach at them, convert them….? Nope, just love them, because then, Jesus says, once they’ve seen God’s love in us, they won’t be able to resist; they’ll want the Kingdom for themselves and they’ll sell everything they have to get it.
    Take care. Twenty seven to go! What ARE we going to do without you?

    • They’ll want the kingdom for themselves and they’ll sell everything they have to get it.

      I love that.

      I want to be that sell out. I want everyone I know to be that sell out.

      Thanks for that perspective!

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