As we consider the Sovereignty of God, we need to remind ourselves of a few cautions: 1. We should never use God’s sovereignty as an excuse for our own shortcomings. I should never say simply that, “God wanted me to do that because that is how He made me.” God has never promised top work in the heart of others just to make up for our struggles. I must continue to work to learn, and grow.2. We should not allow God’s sovereignty to cause us to respond passively to the actions of other people that affect us. We should always take all prudent steps within the will of God to protect and advance our situation.3. We must never use the doctrine of God’s sovereignty to excuse our own sinful actions or decisions. We must understand that God will hold us accountable for our harmful decisions and sinful actions. Deuteronomy 29:29 says, “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to u s and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. Our duty is to obey the “things which are revealed” that is the will of God as revealed in Scripture for every area of life. Scripture teaches us to be prudent, conscientious, and responsible, and to do our jobs or our studies as best we can.