Basically, there are two ways of getting things: One is receiving and one is grabbing. A lot of people get things by grabbing, but the trouble with grabbing is what you get is not permanent.
If you want to have responsibility committed to you in this life, whether it be by God or by man, cultivate faithfulness in the little things.
Do you want to know that your plans are going to work out, that things are going to work out the way you planned and the way you’ve made preparation for? There is a way that you can know that.
First of all, we need to know that we can pray to a Father, that the world is not just a haphazard set of circumstances. It is not just a plaything of materialistic forces which no one can understand or control.
We are living in a very impermanent and changeable world. Nothing that we see is going to last permanently. The ambitions, the desires, the passions of people of this world who are immersed in time and the things of the flesh are all going to pass away.
You are totally dependent on God for every breath you breathe, for every step you take. Don’t plan without God in your life. Don’t be so foolish. Just humble yourself for a moment and recognize that’s what you are.
What the rudder is to the ship, the tongue is to the human body and the human life. You don’t have to be a nautical expert to know that the man in charge of the rudder directs the course of the ship.