When God made the world back in Genesis 1, He declared it good. Everything He made, He declared good. Then He made Adam and Eve and declared them “very good.”

God was content and pleased with His work.  But the first recorded facts about Adam and Eve were their desire to change things.  Who was in charge, who was in the know, they “messed” with what God had already declared good.

Have you ever stopped when your heart or your mouth said, “But God…”  We tend to tell Him how we want things arranged, when we want events to happen, as well as their outcome. We mess with God’s design and plan.

When we step in to “make” things happen the way we want, we are telling God by our actions He isn’t good enough to care for us.


We forget that we are the created- not the Creator. God can see through eternity and see the outcome of His purpose and plan.  We cannot. When we step in where we think God messed up, we may actually prevent a blessing for someone else.

We are called to share each other’s burdens, but that doesn’t mean taking over. We are called to act, but action without hearing where God is already working, isn’t helping at all. It’s messing where we don’t belong.

We need to Seek first — then act.


About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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