When President Obama was elected, a number of people said, “Not my president!” Then, when President Trump was elected, people from the other end of the political spectrum said the same thing. This is the adult equivalent of children putting their fingers in their ears, closing their eyes, and saying, “La-la-la-la-la. I can’t hear you!” This is simply avoiding reality. The fact is, for American citizens, both men actually have the title of president.
Many people do the same thing with God. Maybe they’re afraid they’d have to change their lives or don’t want to face the truth; maybe they plan to deal with faith later and prefer their own god for now. So, for now, they put their fingers in their ears, close their eyes, and say, “La la la la la. Not my God!” This is simply avoiding reality. The fact is, for all people of the world, God really is their God—and denying that will have eternal consequences.
The truth is that one day, “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10,11).
That’s why you are vital to God’s plan—now! You have been called to tell people the good news of Jesus. As you speak His Word, the Holy Spirit will work to unplug their ears and open their eyes to the truth
Devotional used by permission of Time of Grace®. For more information, visit www.timeofgrace.org