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by Dr. Bill Denton
Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. (Romans 1:22-23 NASB)
Truer words are hard to find. Few pay attention to what they are revolting to. All they care about is getting away from whatever it is they want to escape. Its like the fellow who ran off a cliff trying to get away from a bee. That, of course, was an accident. He didnt mean to run off the cliff. He certainly didnt mean to break his leg. Well, of course not! Who thinks he meant to do such a thing? His intention is not the issue. Or is it?
There is the point. Exactly what is it that people intend to do? Evidently, a lot of them dont know. They really dont have any intention, except to get away from the thing they want to get away from. They do not necessarily intend to get to anything in particular. Remember the classic line from the movies? Ill paraphrase it for you. A woman walks up to a ticket window. Give me a ticket, she says. Where to, Lady? asks the clerk. Anywhere, she replies.
Now, do you really think she intends to get to somewhere particular or just get away from somewhere particular? There is a vast difference between the two.
You need to know that God has a better idea of life for you, but its generally not found by accident. Its not that God cant make something good out of a mess, but you have to admit that God doesnt always do that for people. In fact, its more likely that a prize found in the middle of a mess is rare. Dont count on being the exception. Youll be much wiser if you take a good long look at where youre going before you get there. Be sure that where you end up is where you really want to be.
I didnt intend for this to happen! will be a sad epitaph.
So before you to get to where you dont want to go, ask yourself this simple question: What do I intend?
Author: Dr. Bill Denton
Publication Date: June 6, 2003
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