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Alex Sugi Youngblood 2/15/2018 Sovereignty The Heart of the Old Testament Written by Ronald Youngblood informs us of theological themes in the Bible. The chapter that relates with me most is the chapter on sovereignty. Sovereignty, as summarized by Mr. Youngblood, is God as the creator of the universe, who has absolute authority to do whatever he desires. The subtitle for this chapter states “The LORD does whatever pleases him” (Psalm 135:6). This verse is a perfect example of what God’s sovereignty is.

The Lord chooses what he wants to do for us and when it will happen because he is the master, the King of Kings. The Lord has the absolute right to do all things in his way that he chooses in his own pleasure. This past December a group of friends and I did the daily Proverbs challenge, basically reading one chapter a day, and Proverbs Chapter 16, verses one through four stuck out to me most when thinking about sovereignty.

These four verses is what I go to when I need a reminder of God’s plan. The King James Version reads, 1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord. 2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits. 3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. 4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Proverbs has many moments where God’s sovereignty is displayed but this resonates with me most. We all have good intentions with our heart but whatever God tells us is what we have to listen.

We all may have a plan laid out on our future and how we will go about situations, but it is up to the Lord to make those decisions. It most likely not line up with what we have planned, but we must listen. We may not like or agree or question what the Lord has planned out for us, but we must commit to it because we are not able to see the full picture as God does. God sees the bigger picture and will get us there, even if it will take a few minutes, a few weeks, a few months, a few years, or your entire lifetime. The Lord has everything so planned out that even the wicked and evil have will have a day of disaster when the time comes.

We need to continue to remind ourselves that God’s plan overrules our own, that God’s plans are intricate and thought out, that our own plans need significant correction and that our plans that he has for us have a purpose to them. Lately, I have been struggling to be patient in the Lord’s sovereignty. Without going into too much detail, with losses of grandparents, moving to another state, considering changing majors and all the stress that comes with being a student-athlete, I have struggled to see God’s plan and allowing for it to play out versus trying to do it on my own and doing it right now. I am the type of person that likes to have everything planned out to a tee. Depending on the subject I have it timed out to the minute.

Having to be patient with the Lord is a struggle but I know it will all be worth it in the end. For example, with changing majors. Currently, I am an Exercise Science major but I feel as though I am being called to change the major into an English, Secondary Education major. If I am being called to the education department, what I want to do is be able to make sure that I can do everything in my power to start now and figure out how these next three years will look like. But that is not how it is supposed to work. I am supposed to listen to God and be patient with him. Whether I know by the end of this week, or in eight years is up to him and I am supposed to be contempt with that and be able to trust him throughout this time.

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