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Michael Buckingham: Tick Tock. Tick Tock.

March 3, 2011

Tick Tock. Tick Tock.
When I first came back to church, and to God, the God part easy. The Church part was hard.
I poked at it, ridiculed it. Until God got a hold of me. I got to a place where I heard God asking, “will I spend my days tearing down, or will I be part of a solution?”
It was easier to tear down. That was safe. It made me feel superior. Got on my knees and prayed. “God make me part of the solution.” Silence.

Prayed louder and hard and more elaborately. I even spent my prayer time explaining to God how He could make it happen. As if He hadn’t figured it out yet.
God had bigger, much grander plan than mine. But I didn’t see that. My big game changer came at an alter call. I was praying Lord God help me, guide my directions show
me, I want to do the right things. It was all about me, me, me, I, I, I.

Someone came up to me. He said “God is not done with you yet. He wants you to know you do not need
to be afraid. You are not walking. He is holding you.” The picture of a Father holding a son through the confusion and the chaos and uncertainty that changed
it all for me. A weight lifted because I knew it wasn’t all up to me.

God Almighty had it under control. My prayer life became “God – it’s all about you.” I repeated it over and over until it became the tick-tock of my life.
The less I hold on, the more I loosen my grip, the greater God has used me. I pray the same for you – that you would understand that God sees you and knows you. He has it all under
control. He has something great in store for you.

Discussion Questions:
1. Am I willing to be part of the solution God has in store for me?
2. When you pray, do you tend to tell God how to accomplish your will?

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