James 4:1-10, I am Grumpy Because I Cannot Be God!

Wow, way too long since I've had a chance to write.  Check this thought copied from my Facebook status.  The Holy Spirit says in James 4:1-10 (WEB),

1) Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don't they come from your pleasures that war in your members? 2) You lust, and don't have. You murder and covet, and can't obtain. You fight and make war. You don't have, because you don't ask. 3) You ask, and don't receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. 4) You adulterers and adulteresses, don't you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5) Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously"? 6) But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." 7) Be subject therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8) Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9) Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom. 10) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you.

So our grumpiness is easily explained.  We want something, but we cannot get it. Do you want a risky solution to our problem?

Ask God to help you admit to yourself what it is you really want and then dare to let Him determine whether you will EVER get it. Sound risky? Perhaps, except for two things...

1) God knows better than us, what is good for us.

2) God will get His way anyway, so our grumpiness is wasted effort :-)

For myself I am often grumpy because I want to control things, my circumstances, my life... and other people's lives... honesty put, I want to be God!.... Ha! But he will not let me be God... nor you either.

So the next time you are grumpy and someone dares to get close enough to you to ask why.  Just tell them the truth, that you want to be God for the moment, but He will not let you.  The thought might just add a smile to your face.