Every now and then you take a good look at your life and realize that everything good, every blessing, every whisper of hope - it's all because of God. That's of course, if you're looking through a little wisdom.
Sometimes you here this theme in movies - Make your own destiny.
Now, when you're young, full of life and strength, when you have the world in front of you, this sounds like a good plan. But when you're older and nothing seems to have gone with the "destiny making" plan, and you've had to adapt, shift, and make-do - this "destiny making" sounds a little hoaxy.
First of all, I'm not smart enough of strong enough to make my own destiny. Second of all, why in the world would I want to make my own destiny? I have a hard enough time choosing what creamer to put in my coffee in the morning.
David realizes what I land on, in those quiet thankful times, as he writes in Psalm 16, "Apart from you, Lord, I have no good thing." And he also writes, "You have assigned me my portion and my cup. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places."
I look back at the past 20-30 years and see the mistakes of trying to have my own way - destiny making. What I've made more than anything is a mess. And my mess doesn't make sense. It doesn't look like someone in control of their own destiny. What if life is not about creating or making your way? What if it's simply about having the wisdom to say as David did? Psalm 16:2 from The Message, says "Be my Lord! Without you, nothing makes sense."
God's pretty good at making destiny. Advice for the young and old - Let God do what He wants in your life. Say to Him - Be my Lord! Without you, nothing makes sense.