“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Life throws us a curve-ball once in a while. Sometimes when we anticipate things coming our way, we can still be blind-sided. Such has been the story of my walk over the course of the past year…
God has done some amazing things in my life that only I may view this way. I say it because that is simply what God is: amazing. Even when things don’t go as we perceive they should, when viewed through a godly lens, one should always find something striking in everything that occurs, good or bad. For if you are walking with the Lord and understand how He works, you know that even the most horrific of things can be turned around and made beautiful.
In my case, if you read this blog, you know I’ve seen as of late, both things of beauty and things that were heartbreaking. But I have a kingdom perspective, therefore stand firmly in my trust and faith in God. People do not always operate in a way that is congruent with God’s plan for their life: either they don’t recognize it or they can’t. Normally this means they are either blocking God or he hasn’t moved them into a position where they are ready/able to receive. Either can be a tad frustrating if other people’s lives are affected.
Recently, I’ve been forced to walk through a situation where I am receiving clear direction from the Lord, whereas a person directly involved is not in agreement. A decision this person made impacted my life in a very personal way. I know what I know and I trust what God has shown me, clear as day. There is nothing I can do, nor is it my place, to sway this person. Instead, I am choosing to trust God. Why? Because oddly, He anticipated it would come to this and several weeks beforehand had given me a glimpse of how to maneuver this fork in the road. It’s a faith walk for certain!
“For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
God will alway work things out according to His plan, even if someone veers off track, He’ll find ways to steer them back. I had gone off track a time or two; how He gently guided me along until I was back where he designed me to be, was very subtle. The vision He has given me for this particular moment in my life is beautiful to be honest. I took me a minute to come to this place because it was painful, but God determines to turn pain into beauty. Truly, everything I’ve walked through over the past several months has drawn me closer to my Lord, my Father and strengthened my walk.
I am confident in Jesus. I am confident that God would never clearly paint a picture, including how to overcome obstacles every step of the way, if it weren’t part of His promise of a life more abundant. A life rich with love. What we have to remember in times such as these is to seek Him, remember what He can do in a given situation and how, with Him, a detour can turn into something He orchestrated for our good and His.