“Do not be blind, my daughters. The good God has delivered His work to you; you must carry it out the way he wants.” – Mother Teresa
Many times, we think ourselves to be doing a good thing. We do things our own way and not ask for God’s grace or wisdom. We see ourselves as righteous and holy, unable to make mistakes like the people around us. What happens is that instead of accomplishing something good, we may even cause harm because we have relied upon our own goodness alone.
What can possibly happen when we fail to allow God to guide us? We may start to preach in eloquent words that are empty of true power, power that can touch and change hearts. We may start to reprove our brothers and sisters with more hatred than love in our tone and therefore make them lose their hope in God. We may start out on a grand mission where God does not want us to go, and so we become unequipped for the challenges that could come in the days ahead.
We must be very humble, even when we think we are doing good things. For it is not in the external act alone that gives value to our works. It is in our sincere and humble desire to be able to accomplish God’s will.
Don’t be wise in your own eyes. – Proverbs 3:7, WEB-BE
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not my ways,” says the LORD.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
-Isaiah 55:8-9, WEB-BE