“But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.”
Seth Godin laid out a great difference between those who are allies and those who are accomplices. He said this, “To be an ally means that you won’t get in the way, and, if you are able to, you’ll try to help. To become an accomplice, though, means that you’ve risked something, sacrificed something and put yourself on the hook as well. We need more allies, in all the work we do. Allies can open doors and help us feel a lot less alone. But finding an accomplice–that’s an extraordinary leap forward.” I loved this when I read it as it made me stop and think about who is who in my life? It’s a great exercise, if for nothing else to be able to know who we can count on and why?
The best allies are those who stand with us in the same belief and convictions of the Lord. But, as we know, people will always let us down, no matter how well-intentioned they are. It’s because we are human. But God? God is the accomplice of all accomplices! Because Jesus risked and sacrificed it all for us, He stands with us as our accomplice in the work we do and the life we live. Tomorrow and Friday we will have a chance to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for this year. Let’s remember to be thankful for having a God who stands firm with us in the plans of our lives.
Happy Thanksgiving. Purposed worKING will be back on Monday!
Reference: Psalm 33:11 (New Living Translation)