Sometimes I forget that I have not been simply thrown into my present circumstances but strategically placed where I am. Even with a high calling to pursue a divine purpose for Christ, we often become sidetracked by our daily obligations, commitments, and relationships. Instead of seeking to serve Christ through those things, we become overwhelmed with the happenings of the world and underwhelmed in our pursuit of God. This week, I found myself running in circles trying to get everything checked off my to-do list. My frantic state of mind eventually began to pour into other sections of my life. I became impatient and ill-tempered. When we let the conflict and chaos around us become bigger in our minds than Christ, we can miss the lessons He wants to teach us through these busy seasons of life.
May we learn to truly embody Hebrews 12:2-3.
Lord, in ALL that overwhelms me, help me to see you working in my life. May these difficult and busy days be an opportunity for me to learn how faithful you are in the midst of my chaos. Give me a greater desire this week to set aside time to study your word and trust that you will reveal to me what you long to teach me through my current challenges. Your perfect plan and provision amaze me. I have great confidence that You are preparing me in every moment for what You have specifically designed me to do for Your Kingdom. Help me to make an extra effort to see You in the work that keeps stacking up, the deadlines that come more quickly than I thought, and the interactions with others that challenge my gentleness and self control. I need you, Lord. Amen.