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God Does Not Make Mistakes… Appreciate Both His Perfect and Permissive Will!

God’s perfect will over humanity is documented in Genesis 1:26. “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule ...

God’s perfect will over humanity is documented in Genesis 1:26. “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground”.

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However, because of sin, the world no longer resembles such a perfect habitat. And God, in his infinite wisdom, has allowed certain diversions from his perfect will. As much as some of these things are painful, but they form God’s permissive will for the good of our lives.

One upon a time, a king had a male servant who, in all circumstances always said to him, “My king, do not be discouraged because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes”.

One day, they went hunting and a lion attacked the king. The servant was able to kill the marauding lion but in the process the king still lost one of his fingers. Devastated, the king began to murmur, asking God why he didn’t protect him from losing his finger. His servant still assured him that God is good and everything he does is perfect. Outraged by the comments, the king ordered the arrest and imprisonment of his right hand man.

After sometime, the king left alone for another hunt but unfortunately was captured by savages who use human beings for sacrificing to their gods of the jungle. While on the sacrificial alter, the savages discovered that the king did not have one finger in place. They released him alive because he was considered “incomplete” hence not worthy to be offered to their gods. Upon his return, the king ordered the immediate release of his beloved servant and narrated his near-death ordeal in tears. The servant reminded the king that God is always perfect, and does not make any mistakes in his judgements.

The king went on to ask his servant a pertinent question: “If God is so good, why did he allow me to put you in prison?” His servant replied, “My king, if I had not been put in prison, I would have gone with you, and would have been sacrificed because all my fingers are intact. Like I always say, God is always perfect. He never errs in all his judgements”.

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Moral of the Story:
The majority of us have a tendency of complaining too much about our lives. We are usually ready to hurl all insults to God because certain things did not go the way we wanted. We are completely oblivious of why certain things have been allowed into our lives.

Sometimes God does not give us money early because we are still immature and will use it for the wrong things. There are records of people who got rich so early in their lives and lived recklessly. Today they are long dead and buried. What was meant to be a blessing became a curse!

Some of the promotions that we rightly deserve have been delayed simply because we are too proud to live under authority and power ourselves. It is extremely dangerous to give authority and power to a person who has never experienced being under it. They will kill people in a blink of an eye.

Some of the children we love God has not given us because we are still living reckless lives that will hinder us from becoming responsible parents to them. They may die of horrible neglect!

Some of the love we so much clamour for have been delayed because we still harbour too much hatred, grudges and hate-speech within our hearts. We are not yet ready to love or be loved.

Hence, let us all be assured that, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” – Romans 8:28.

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