"Jesus screws everything up."
I just read that statement on a blog I recently discovered.
It wasn't an anti-Jesus blog. Not at all. It was actually an amazing story about love and restoration and hope.
And a man who allowed himself to be a part of God's plan for redemption when he really wanted to take another path.
But Jesus screwed that up.
Because He does that.
You want revenge? Oh, I don't think you can have that AND exhibit God's love. (You know, the very love that saved you.)
Want to wallow in your own self-pity? Shoot. Foiled again.
What about this? I just want to serve me. I want to be happy now. I want to be satisfied now. Basically, I want what I want when I want it.
Sooo. I guess Jesus screws that up too.
When I want to lash out in anger, God says be still. When I want to cry myself to sleep, God provides comfort. When I want to control my own destiny, God shows me a better plan.
When my soul is set on destruction, God provides a Saviour.
Yeah. Jesus really screws up everything.