Whoever is sovereign must have total, clear perspective.
He must see the end from the beginning.
He must have no match on earth or in heaven.
He must entertain no fears, no ignorance, and have no needs.
He must have no limitations and always know what is best.
He must never make a mistake.
He must possess the ability to bring everything to a purposeful conclusion and an ultimate goal.
He must be invincible, immutable, infinite, and self-sufficient.
His judgments must be unsearchable and His ways unfathomable.
He must be able to create rather than invent, to direct rather than wish, to control rather than hope, to guide rather than guess, to fulfill rather than dream.
Who qualifies? You guessed it . . . God, and God alone.
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.