Sunday, January 8, 2012

On My Competence

I think from some of the comments lately that some of you may be missing the point I'm trying to make.

Nothing I'm doing is my own. This is God's will made manifest.

I am probably the least competent human being you know. I'm pretty good in the areas in which the world values ... computers have earned me a pretty good living and the military taught me a handful of skills that may eventually become useful (though we pray that they do not). However in the areas of plant and animal husbandry, carpentry, homesteading, etc. I am completely incompetent.

All things are possible through God. All things that we accomplish are made possible by God. The works of my hands are guided by God. I have put myself and my family on the path that God has ordained for us and put my absolute trust in Him that He shall provide what we need.

And He has in every way. From friends with skills who found time to help me, to mentors to guide me, to books and internet information to educate me, to the simple intuition when I stand before an obstacle and a solution pops into my mind. God has been with me in this through every nail driven, every hole dug, and every rock carried.

God has a path charted for your life as well and if you're feet are on that path then you know of what I speak. It is simply amazing to watch it all come together once you cast yourself into the void and put your trust in God.

At times the view from the cabin may be somewhat bleak and desolate this winter.

But at sunrise God's promise fills the sky and I take heart that the day shall be productive in His name.


HermitJim said...

Brother, you hit the nail right on the head with this, and I agree with you 100%!

That sunrise makes it all worth while!

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Dyson said...

Just keep on... I'm following you on getting my place in order as much as I can while I still have a regular job...

Never hurts to remind us who is in charge... If it serves His purpose and with His help I will make my little place a self sustaining homestead...

Sonshine said...

I think it's great that you are following the Lord's leading. Just like Abraham when he was told to leave all he knew to go to a land that was undisclosed. I think it's important that we each search for the path that God has us on. It may not be the same that you are on, but each of us are called by the Lord as individuals. If we follow him, then he won't let us down, but will guide us every step of the way.