Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What's God up to?

A lot of people are going through hard times right now. People are losing jobs. People's jobs aren't paying what they used to. Everybody's tightening their belts (except District 7). And to be honest, it doesn't look like there's a whole lot of hope on the horizon.

Here's a thought: When we're in a situation that we don't understand we're tempted to try and figure out how to get out of the situation... which is sometimes a good idea, but not always a good idea. Sometimes, that situation, is exactly where God wants us to be.

I think God is up to something. The difficulties you're facing now are part of your discipleship process. They are circumstances that God is using to refine you, grow you, make you more like Jesus. I know that doesn't make you feel any better, but it's true.

What if, instead of trying to figure everything out and trying to fix everything, you instead asked, "God, what are you up to in me? What are you trying to develop in me? What are you trying to shape in me? What are you up to?

God's always up to something. Too often we miss out on what God's doing because we forget that.


At 11:56 PM, February 11, 2009 , Anonymous Lucas said...

I stink at listening and hearing during "troubled" times. I want to take over and right the ship. Is this just a guy thing? Do we have some kind of 'provider' complex driving the incessant attempts at fixing what we perceive as wrong? Thanks for reminding us to consider that maybe where we are now might be exactly where we're supposed to be.


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