Continuing with “From Fables to Faith,” I used the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears (originally told by Robert Southley) this past Sunday. I used the idea of Goldilocks searching for fulfillment by taking what someone else had as my spiritual application.
In the story, we see Goldilocks largely looking for a place of comfort and rest. Unfortunately, she clearly was not trusting God for her provisions as she discontentedly rummaged through the blessings of other people (or bears) until she found something she could steal.
Goldilocks was not content with her provisions so she wanted someone else’s blessing.
• James 4 tells us that we covet and cannot get what we want which leads to quarreling.
• I believe God has a unique calling and blessing for each of us. You should be certain of God’s promise for you specifically and not envy what God is doing in someone else’s life.
• We should never claim someone else’s promise or try to steal their blessing
Goldilocks did not trust God for His proper provision; she looked to supply her own needs.
• Much like the Israelites complaining in the desert (Exodus 16), we often get tired of the journey.
• Ask God for provision and to help you understand His unique plan for your life.
• God knows you better than you know yourself and has something special in store.
Goldilocks was impatient and did not trust God’s timing.
• Galatians 6 reminds us that we will reap our harvest if we do not grow weary in well doing.
• It is our faith that God will bless and honour. Faith is trusting Him and waiting on Him.
• Ask Him for wisdom and trust His timing.
Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” If you are feeling unfulfilled in life and you find yourself jealous of what God is doing for others, maybe it’s time that you ask God why your hope has been deferred. You should be certain that your goal and His goal for you are the same