I’ve just started the current bible study from church, Anointed Transformed Redeemed. Within the first few pages of the study I came upon an exercise that really made an impression on my heart.
On day one we are looking at the verse, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you” John 15:16 (HCSB).
As you look at this verse, just as I did, you may have heard it many times and it may have touched you. But the next step is so important and yet I think we miss this part often.
Considering the people who have rejected us in our lives the study has you write the initials of these people down on a piece of paper. Now cross out these initials as you consider that God has chosen you and that it is not your friend, spouse, parent or child’s responsibility or even in their ability to make us always feel “wanted and needed”.
If you choose to put your faith, hope and love in people you will soon be disappointed and hurt. The truth is that no person is perfect and everyone will make mistakes and disappoint you at some point in your life.
To put your trust in a person and not God will only lead in disappointment. God is there with us through good and bad. He is perfect. If you lean on Him He will not fail you.
I have many people in my life that I love and adore yet when I forget about putting God before them I soon am reminded that only He can be there for me through all things.