When we reject or fail to seek God...
When we reject or fail to seek God, that is when we miss out on His blessings. Even just a little here, a little there – it can unravel us. Proverbs 6:10 - 11 (NIV) 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
For example, in 2011 much of the Brisbane CBD was flooded due to the release of excess water from the Wivenhoe Dam as it was at risk of exceeding its maximum capacity during an intense wet season. There has been an enquiry made into how the Wivenhoe Dam was managed. The issue were whether the engineers managing the dam could have helped to avoid/minimise the flood.
Perhaps if they were listening to God’s wisdom, they might have been able to release more water gradually out of the dam earlier rather than a huge release at a critical juncture, and spared much inundation of homes and the city.
What a pity when we choose our way and live life missing out on the abundant blessings God has promised and destined us for.