Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Adversary of My Efforts

I woke with a thought last Sunday afternoon. As I prepared myself for the day and made my way down to the kitchen, the thought persisted. It was a really serious moment for me.

I reflected over the course of the last year at all God was doing with my family and in my life personally. I then focused my attention on the last 4-5 years of my life. I then thought about my current situation and where I was going.

Ok enough with the beating around the bush, the thought was...

What if I am wanting something they do not want
What if I am experiencing something they do not want to experience
What if I am preaching something they do not want to hear
What if I am going somewhere they do not want to go
What if I am singing something they do not want to sing

I know, sounds deep right, well, it was something I had in my mind all day long and could not shake. I did not necessarily have a particular context.

C.S. Lewis says it like this, Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different. An adversary to my efforts has long been, not a bad decision, vision, or revelation, but rather time. I want things moving faster than they are. I am consistently falling prey to frustration at the drudgingly slow pace of response and the lack of promptness when it comes to shifting a culture.

If you, now entering the second month of the year, are finding yourself frustrated with results. Maybe you, like me, are not seeing things move fast or flowing the way you thought they should be flowing. Do not lose sight of what God burdened you with. Reconnect to the Word, which carries the promise that not only will He never forsake you (Deut 31:8), but He also is glorified when you produce fruit (John 15:8).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In my bible study today, I came to realization, that going thru a major life change, and knowing it is Gods will, I tend to forget that He will not just send me off on my own to accomplish the task. I need to remember God will be right there beside me seeing thru it. What a comfort!
Such a simple fact, but easy to try to accomplish it in my own effort

Grammy Deb