By Donna Wittlif
“It is what it is.” Usually said with a glum face and a voice of discouragement, this little saying means things cannot be changed. How wrong! It is true that some things, such as our age, cannot be changed, but most things in life are not static.
“That’s how he or she is” implies that the person cannot or will not change. It negates the ability of God to change someone through the power of His Word. It denies that in the future the person may make an effort to better himself or his circumstances.
The Bible encourages Christians to grow in the knowledge of God and Christ so that we may be filled with the fullness of God (Eph. 3:19). By studying the Bible and praying, we augment our faith and bring our lives into harmony with God’s will. God created each of us for the purpose of serving Him and bringing Him glory.
We cannot serve God by looking at people and situations and saying, “It is what it is. I cannot do anything to change it.” That fatalistic attitude hinders us from making changes in ourselves and keeps us from trying to help others and making their lives better.
With God’s help and the power He gives us, we can see the possibilities of making our world a better place. Let us not give in to feeling overwhelmed and defeated, but lean on God and His power to accomplish the goals He has set before us. May we not forget that we are soldiers in His army. The battle belongs to the Lord, and through Him we will win many victories.
- Donna Wittlif, the founder and first editor of BulletinGold, lives in Denver, CO. Donna is also a writer of fiction. Her novels, World Eternal: Promises and World Eternal: Proselytes, and World Eternal: Perils, and her newest book, Finding Her Heart, are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book outlets. For more information visit her website. http://www.donnarwittlif.com/