A God-category in your life

By Dave Henning / January 18, 2017

“Do you have a God-category in your life?”- Judah Smith

Judah Smith continues Chapter 6 of How’s Your Soul? with a discussion of the second half of Psalm 131:1.

2.  “I do not occupy myself with things too great and marvelous for me.” Essentially,  King David admits he’s’ okay with not knowing all the facts or having all the answers.  Hence, Pastor Smith advises developing a God-category in your life.  In your God-category, place things that you don’t understand, know, or should trouble yourself with.  Also, a God-category provides a great repository for things too great and marvelous for your finite, limited paradigm and perspective.

In other words, David made a profound statement on acquiring a quiet soul.  Basically, King David confessed he couldn’t know it all.  Furthermore, he admitted his inability to handle it all.  Actually, Judah notes, it’s arrogant to pretend as well as intend to have an answer for everything.

Therefore, Judah questions whether our souls possess the capacity to comprehend and process every world tragedy.  Of course, we must allow our hearts to feel the pain of those around us.  Yet, we steward our own souls and set limits on what we listen to.  In addition, simply knowing something doesn’t mean we must fixate, fret, or focus on it.

As a result, Pastor Smith offers advice for fostering a quiet soul and a peaceful spirit:

  • draw line
  • set limits
  • create a margin and a buffer for your soul

In conclusion, drawing lines and setting limits demonstrates wisdom.  Only God is omniscient.  He’s in control, and His grace always provides enough.

Today’s question: Have you created a God-category for your life events?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “A level soul, a balanced soul”

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