One day a truck drove through our yard and accidentally tore down the power line from our meter box to our shop. This line was my responsibility according to the power company. I had no idea how to check the power properly but I needed to ensure it wasn’t a live line. I called my dad who guided me through the process. I had no clue what I was doing, but I trusted he did. He guided me through the process. Though I couldn’t see the power I trusted my dad’s knowledge. I think I borrowed some angels that day.
When there are challenges in front of us, do we work through them or do we run from them? Especially if you are not seeing the outcome you expect, could you face the challenge in the eye marching forward with your purpose? Are you able to follow Gods direction without knowing or seeing, only to never see what you imagined come to fruition?
David had recently been made king in 1 Chronicles 17. Had a court prophet Nathan who he bounced ideas off from. David wanted to build a beautiful temple for God instead of a tent. He brought this up to Nathan, who at first said go for it.
We all have seeds in our heart we need to go for. Sometimes we don’t understand the magnitude of what God has put in our heart. We all have things that happened in our lives that we didn’t understand at the time. However, years later we understand why God had that situation come across our path. As I think of my late grandfather, I remember him being so strong when I was a child, and yet one day I became his part time caregiver.
Back to David, God lays out the plan to Nathan how the temple will ultimately be built by Samuel. This was devastating for David because it was his desire to build the temple, yet it would he his son who would actually ensure the temple was built. Do you ever feel a little upset because you took a project the long haul then someone else runs with it? Do you feel like your plan is great and God is messing it up? Do you feel the need to direct God instead of have God direct you? Are we comfortable working diligently and hard only to pass the last step to someone else? Are we tempted to grumble and say bad awful things?
Look at David’s heart, he says in verse 16 “Then David the king went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house and family that You have brought me this far?”1 CHRONICLES 17:16 AMP. He was honored to imagine God putting this specific call and blessing upon his family. In essence he was saying that he was blessed to be a part of the plan and expecting to run the plan.
We all are in charge of a major project. What if we take the project a major way and then hand it off? Could you? Could you be working a lifetime on something never to see it come to fruition and just give it to someone else?
Your specific call and blessings on your life are destined by God. Can you trust him to fulfill it? Will you follow the path? Could you? He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. God is on the throne and his rule is active. You may consider minor actions and your behaviors to be so simple yet their significance to God is incomprehensible.
Don’t sell yourself short. You are perfect, awesome, magnificent, and beautiful. Even when it turns out different than you imagined. Could you let it turn out different than you imagined?
Job had a complete down trend. He ended up with double restoration. David never saw the blessing but provided the fruit. In the end the meek shall inherit the earth. Both were a part of God’s will with different outcomes. God has deliberately chosen you.
“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you.” JOHN 15:16 AMP
God has put breath in every step you take. When it’s tough, when you are scrambling for answers, be encouraged. It won’t always go your way, but Gods way is the best way. You have no idea what you are a part of. So, remember in the pain, in the tears, in the trials, in your heart cry, with your best intentions:
You are part of the incomprehensible plan and that is an absolute honor!
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Philip Lukens is the senior pastor of the Carr Community Church. To receive updates please enter your e-mail address below and click subscribe.
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