In these chaotic times it is tempting to simply tune out the injustice and outrage all around us. We hope that if we simply keep our heads down and mind our own business this will all blow over. After all, God is in control, so why should we get involved, right?
In the mid-fifties there was a hit song by Doris Day called “Che Sera Sera” which is Italian for “whatever will be, will be.” It was a lovely tune whose fatalistic lyrics said that we can’t know the future, so just let it be. Should those of us who believe that God is in control take it as our theme song?
Even a quick skim of the Bible shows how wrong that would be. Throughout Scripture we are given examples of God using individuals to bring about His perfect will. He chose the most unlikely individuals to carry out His plans. If any of these had refused to be used, God’s plan would still have been fulfilled, it’s true. However, those who refused would have been denied His blessings.
Every Christian should be on the lookout for ways to be used of God, especially in turbulent times. In order to be available, we must be aware and informed.
You may not feel like a potential hero of the faith, but it appears to be God’s pleasure to use the most unlikely tools. He has all the power and all we need to bring to the table is our willingness to be used by Him.
“What will be, will be,” is absolutely true, but what joy to be part of the process!
For nothing will be impossible with God.”