The first time I read material written by Dr. Larry Crabb was in Bible College in the early 1980’s. He has helped shaped my Christian walk and outlook significantly. I highly recommend for you to follow his blog.
“It seems we are devoting our best efforts to one central goal: making this life work better so we can feel better. The unchallenged assumption behind our resolve is a delusion. We assume life is supposed to work in ways that make us feel the way we want to feel, the way we intuitively and irresistibly sense we were designed to feel.
“We further assume that if there is a God, His job is to do what we cannot do to make life work as we want. We conceive of the spiritual journey as a cooperative enterprise where we pool our resources with God’s to see to it that life works well enough to keep us relatively happy till we reach the world where life works perfectly and we always feel great.”
Dr. Larry Crabb, Shattered Dreams, Page 134
Question for Reflection:
What have you assumed to be God’s “job” in your life?