Don’t you hate being busy all the time? I know I do!
These past few weeks have been nonstop for me. My weeks have been filled with lectures, papers, meetings, establishing vision, creative planning, photoshoots, and the list can continue on forever. (Let’s not forget writing for Flourishing by Faith, spending time in the word and prayer, and attending my two favorites: Wild and Untamed Young Adults and Metro Life Church, plus spending time with my family. Side note- These unforgettable pieces are non- negotiables for me. Now back to the post! LOL) We are surrounded by so many external pressures that it can get so easy to get lost in the chaos and, the Apostle Paul knew that when he was writing to the church in Corinth.
What I am telling you is nothing new; you have been here before. However, your outlook on the situation can be totally different.
(This is Paul Speaking) “We don’t want you in the dark, friends, about how hard it was when all this came down on us in Asia province. It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us. As it turned out, it was the best thing that could have happened. Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally—not a bad idea since he’s the God who raises the dead! And he did it, rescued us from certain doom. And he’ll do it again, rescuing us as many times as we need rescuing. You and your prayers are part of the rescue operation—I don’t want you in the dark about that either. I can see your faces even now, lifted in praise for God’s deliverance of us, a rescue in which your prayers played such a crucial part.” (2 Corinthians 1:8-11 MSG)
Your perception and interpretation dictates the outcome of the situation. It doesn’t matter nearly as much where the pressure comes from as it does what you do with it, which will determine what it produces in your life.
What is happening around you is really what God is doing in you.
Only God can show you how to convert the pressure into something glorious. You may have been here before and what you are facing seems far more difficult than the past but you and I serve a faithful and never changing God who is able to deliver is from anything.
God is only limited by your capacity of how you see him in your life.
He is present with you, watching over you, and planning greater things for you.
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19 NLT