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Taking Charge

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. (James 5:7-8)

How often do we feel that we must take charge of life, rationalizing that God must be expecting us to make the next move since He seems to be waiting so long to intervene in our situation. We convince ourselves that God helps those who help themselves, so we feel guilty if we are not doing enough to fix our problems. After all, God disapproves of indolence and laziness, so that must translate into our need for doing everything possible to fix our problems before expecting God to step in and finish up for us.

While there are kernels of truth among scattered about in these assumptions, there are also compelling deceptions that blind us to the ways of the Lamb. Following this line of reasoning causes us to sanctify meth…