I believe God is sovereign in all things. This means He supremely rules over everything that happens in our universe. Isaiah 46:9-10 says, “…I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’” (NIV)
There are many other places in the Bible where we see the same kind of language. However, it is important to remember that He is not Lording over us waiting to punish us for failure. Instead, He is lovingly watching us with a plan in mind to bless us and redeem us. If we truly believe that He is sovereign, we would not want to step outside of His will for our lives.
It takes work to enter in and live a lifestyle of participation with His blessing. Many of you are doing the work. However, many stand on the outside and scoff, thinking that nothing will ever change. They are the ones missing out; who will slide down a slippery slope and continue to miss out, they will not see God do anything, they will become angry with God…and the whole time, He is waiting right there for you to return to Him.