God for a Day

Submitted by Chris Conly on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:47

     I really enjoy those books and movies where someone is placed in a different reality.  Somehow the character travels forward or back in time, or maybe a wish comes true, or sometimes he just wakes up to a brand new life not knowing what the heck is going on.  Regardless of the avenue used to transport the character into his new world, the purpose is always the same; for the reader or viewer to contemplate, “What would I do?”  In the movie, Bruce Almighty, after Bruce makes some emotionally led comments about God’s performance as the All Powerful, God hands over His power to him.  I’m sure none of us can relate to that, (the making comments part).  So what would you do?  What would be your first order of business as God?  Do not shy away from the question.  You have wanted to be God before haven’t you?  No?  Well, have you judged others by your own standards or put yourself ahead of everyone and everything?  Have you given yourself all the credit for victories, while blaming others for loses?  I would even guess that you have determined a few solutions for world hunger, terrorists and the world’s economy. 

     We have all wanted to be our own god at some point.  We have wanted all the control, all the power, and all the praise.  Problem is, we are not God, will never be God, and couldn’t handle even a microsecond of being God.  But, just for fun, let's say you could be God for a day.  What would you do with all that power?  When Bruce discovered his transformation, he used it to better himself.  Then he sort of played with it like a child with a new toy.  He eventually tried to use it for good but he didn’t know how and the results showed.  So, have you decided yet, how you would use the power?  Let me help.  We would all use it to make the journey we are already on bigger and better.  Don’t think for a minute that if you were given miraculous power or a truckload of money you would become who you are not.  While it is true, that only the power God can make us what we are not, the power has to remain under His control.  His power under our control would only lead to bigger and better chaos.  In the end, Bruce surrendered to the realization that only God can use His power in the way He purposed for it to be used.  How about we all make that surrender, right now.