Some assume it is His will that we live in a poor home or have a low-paying job when it may not be. Some assume that everything that happens is the will of God. While we humans neglect to set goals and instead make excuses, God waits for us to learn the lessons that lead to fulfilling and wonderful lives. He wants us to have an abundant life (John 10:10 John 10:10The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
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God does not leave us without encouragement or words of wisdom. He tells us plainly to roll up our sleeves and work hard at whatever we are doing (Ecclesiastes 9:10 Ecclesiastes 9:10Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.
American King James Version×). Paul clarifies another point when he tells us to learn to be efficient and accurate in our work. He said to run (or work) with certainty and “not as one who beats the air” (1 Corinthians 9:26-27 1 Corinthians 9:26-27 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beats the air: 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
American King James Version×). Are things not going well in your life? What are you doing about it? God is waiting and watching. God gives us what we need to bake our daily bread, but He does not mix and bake it for us.