Often, life’s disappointments end up being one of God’s special appointments. Like a good father, God will not allow anything into our lives that will permanently hurt, harm or hinder us from accomplishing His purpose for our lives. Often, what seems to be an accident is a very special gift from God. However, sometimes we have to wait until “the assignment” makes sense to us before we realize its true value.
Quite often I find it disheartening when I hear a Christian say, “This is my lucky day!” or “I can’t believe that I’m this unfortunate!” or “God must not love me as much as He does others or He would not have placed me in this lousy job.”
Life, for the Christian, is not chance. It is choice – God’s choice for us. But as He allows things to enter into our lives, we are responsible to look at “it” through His eyes, His Word, pray, seek wise counsel from others, and then choose how to respond to “it.”
Consider the story of Joseph. His brothers sold him into slavery. Then, he was falsely accused of doing things he did not do. But, it did not matter to him. He was forced to pay the consequences and was thrown into prison for two years of hard labor.
And, what did he say to his brothers? “Guess what, Brothers! You meant to do evil and harm me. But, God turned your evil intentions into good things for His glory!” God led him from being a prisoner to becoming a premier!
Our eyes keep us from seeing beyond the immediate - what is right now. But God sees our past, our present and the future He has planned for us to become Christ-like.
Prayer: Lord, open our hearts and minds and make us willing to accept Your Leadership and Lordship each day. Help us to seek Your insight and wisdom. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection. Psalm 18:30
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