“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
Play-Doh was one of my favorite toys as a kid, and now having kids of my own I get to play with it again. A few weeks ago Jace and I were playing with it and we found a container of blue Play-Doh that we had left the lid off of. Needless to say the Play-Doh had become hard and unusable. When you tried to mold it, it would just break and crack. The only thing it was good for now is the trash.
We’ve been going through James 1 and looking at 4 key words used by James that will help us turn our trials into victories in our life. So far we’ve looked ant the word count (our attitude) the word know (understanding the purpose of trials) and now we are going to look at the word let (our surrendered will) Like Play-Doh if God is going to accomplish what He wants in our lives, if He is going to be able to mold us into what He wants us to be then we must first be moldable. Our will must be surrendered to His will. God wants us to be mature Christians and He wants us to develop character. God cannot build our character without our cooperation however. Count or evaluate this trial, put it in its proper perspective, know the purpose of this is to mature us, and bring God glory, and then let God accomplish what He wants by being moldable in His hands. Easier said than done right?