God’s creativity is gain.
Don’t you sometimes wish that God would just make us the way He needs us without all the mess?
We all know that going through trials will make us better people if we allow it to and if we take the time to think about the lesson we could learn. Perhaps the lesson is just to lean on and rely on God. But honestly, I am over trials right now.
It is said that life as a Christian is tough, and I do agree but don’t you think that when we mature in our faith that life does in fact become easier? We get to know God’s promises, His character, and His love. We know that He is for us, and He truly wants the best for us. We are better able to lean on Him and understand that everything that happens in our lives is for a purpose.
“Suffering is necessary if spiritual fruit with eternal value is to be born to the glory of God.”
Think about what Joseph had to endure to get to where he was second in charge. I doubt I would be able to endure half of what he did. Just look at how God needed to work on his faith and character so that he would be a great leader, and on top of it all, he learned to not blame his brothers for what happened but glorified God.
Tell me, is this something you would be able to do? I probably wouldn’t.
Have you ever thought about how creative God is?
A friend of mine kept telling me how creative God is, and although I didn’t doubt it, I never experienced (perhaps realised) how creative He is.
God cares about everything, not just what we think are big deals.
I have experienced God’s creativity over the last few months. He has used strangers to get His message across to me, to confirm what I am doing is right (at least for now). He has made small, seemingly unimportant things work out. But some things aren’t working out, and now I sit with the dilemma of do I quit or persevere… Well, right now, I am choosing to persevere.
Sometimes we feel that we are ready and willing to do something great for God, that we are equipped and have the time and energy. Then God doesn’t make it happen, in our time, and we get frustrated and confused. Sometimes willingness isn’t what it’s about.
This is how I have been feeling for quite a while now.
I love helping people. Helping them move forward in life, to have a better life. And although I don’t want to be in the spotlight, I want to have an impact on others’ lives.
God showed me a while back how my work can have a ripple effect and not just help my clients. My work has the potential to affect many lives, and having this realisation makes me both happy and excited to see how my approach to work will change.
We tend to put the various areas of our lives in boxes, and we think that some boxes God doesn’t care about. We think that one aspect of our lives doesn’t affect the others. We think that some areas are less important, or insignificant. Perhaps I am just speaking for myself here.
Life flows. Whether you like it or not, our personal lives flow into our business into church into our everyday dealings with strangers, and vice versa.
Perhaps what God has been trying to help me with is my personal life, and I need to be patient. Or perhaps He is showing me that what I am currently doing is bigger than I realise…
I am sure many parents could relate to me (although it is not nice to admit) but I never thought of my children as being a part of my calling. They are after all a blessing, and God has trusted me to raise two beautiful children to have a heart to serve Him. Why wouldn’t they be a part of my calling?
Fortunately, I am in a position where I can spend more time with my children than most parents. This means that they are exposed to the struggles I have with business, and how I deal with the struggles which aren’t always great but a lesson in itself though. I am hoping they will learn how to work hard and persevere even when it seems impossible.
I believe that everything happens for a reason in my life, so why wouldn’t I think that my children being exposed to my struggles wouldn’t be for their benefit and mine? Perhaps knowing that my children are watching and learning from me helps me make better choices, makes me persevere, and makes me think differently.
We will never have all the answers in this life but we need to persevere, being aware of God’s creative guidance, and keep our focus vertical, even when it is extremely difficult to do so.
Great souls are grown through the struggles and storms and seasons of suffering. – The Purpose Driven Life.
Keeping it simply raw & real.
Your sister in Christ.
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.