Thursday, June 19, 2014

Simple, But Easy?

"But He said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
Luke 18:27 (NKJV)

Most of us don't like it when things get complicated and difficult; usually the simpler things are the better.  But, just because something is simple does not mean it is easy.  For example, it is simple to say that we will start eating right and exercising, that is what many people decide at the start of a New Year.  However, most people who make that decision don't follow through with it.  Saying something and wanting to do it is simple, but it's not so easy to actually do it.  It is also simple to say that we should just do what God tells us to do, but is that always the easiest thing?

The Bible tells us we need to be a doer of the Word, a very simple statement that is not so easy to do.  How about walking in love?  It is simple to say that we need to do this but it is not so easy to do when you deal with people who are not always so kind and loving towards you.  This is not to say we should be discouraged and throw up our hands saying that there is no way to please God and to do what He says.  On the contrary, God tells us things that are simple and, although they may not always be easy, they are possible to do and He will help us to do them. 

Most people are only looking for what is easy but that is not always the best choice.  Sometimes the thing that seems the hardest to do is the best and leads us to better things.  So what can we do with things that are simple but not always so easy?  First of all, we need to have the attitude that no matter how difficult something seems to be we can do it.  God will help us do what we need to do.  Secondly, we need to remember that doing the right things in life is not always easy, but it is always best.  God is a big God who will help us do everything His Word tells us to do and everything He leads us to do.

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