Welcome to day 40 of our James Bible Study! Today, we’re looking at James 4:13-16
Look here, you people who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to such and such a town, stay there a year, and open up a profitable business.” 14 How do you know what is going to happen tomorrow? For the length of your lives is as uncertain as the morning fog—now you see it; soon it is gone. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we shall live and do this or that.” 16 Otherwise you will be bragging about your own plans, and such self-confidence never pleases God.
Oh girls, gather round me and lay hands on this control freak. Tell me you have issues with this too. This is a few verses I am going to be wrestling with! I want to decide how I spend my life. I want to decide when I move. I want a profitable business. I want to know what’s going to happen tomorrow!
Notice a theme? I WANT. Me, me, me, me. I think the American way should be the ME way.
Let’s pray about our control freak tendencies. Pray for each other sisters because let’s face it girls, we want what we want. Am I right? Most of us don’t like not knowing what’s going to happen in our lives. Please, gals let’s agree to stop trying to wrestle God into submission. For today, give up knowing what’s going to come. See what happens. Because as we all know, we don’t really have the control we like to pretend we do.
Continue to memorize verses 1-8.