Take A Chance on Dirt


The other day I had my spotify radio on. The song "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" started to play. It features the lyrics "I don't want to take a chance on dirt while I got grass even though the grass has died". I was getting ready to belt out the lyrics, violently singing along with it when I thought to myself;  "well that's awfully stupid". 

First, there's a 50% chance that you'll get good grass. Second, trying for better is stepping out on faith, which we've been called to do. Third, say you try the other side and you get dirt. Because you stepped out on faith, God can take that dirt and turn it into a garden that will provide you with an abundance. Next thing you know that abundance may help not only you and your loved ones but also the people in your neighborhood. That help may cause someone in the neighborhood to go out and help somebody else with what they got from your garden or start their own. You can't grow without dirt anyhow. 

Of course I'm not speaking of a literal garden (unless your situation does involve an actual garden). It just stands to say that if you step out on faith, while what you see at first may not be what you pictured, and it may be covered in dirt, when God takes his hand and touches it, just one touch, he'll turn that dirt, that mess, into a blessing you never would have imagined. Then He'll take you and that blessing and use it and touch someone else. Before you know it you've got a chain reaction of blessings. 

So many times in life we get caught up with the way things look right now and instead of waiting on the change we decide that we are gonna take matters into our own hands to have control over the outcome of the situation or our future. The truth is that there isn't a single thing that we can do about it anyhow because God already had every single aspect and even our thoughts planned out. 

All we have to do is let go and move out of God's way and He will do things that will blow our mind. He can work if we let him instead of constantly being blessing blockers.. 
 

Galatians 3: 8-9New International Version (NIV)

8 Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”[a] 9 So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
— The Bible