I will teach you and tell you the way to go and how to get there; I will give you good counsel, and I will watch over you. (PSALM 32:8 THE VOICE)
Before a major life shake-up happens, usually God has been trying to get our attention for quite some time. Most of us don’t like change. We love predictability and a good plan and a checklist and strategy to follow. We wrestle with God for the steering wheel. On one hand we want God to drive, but at the same time we secretly want to know what He’s doing, where He’s going, and how He plans on getting us there. But then disruption comes in and changes everything. It disturbs our attachment to predictability and anything that has too much of our heart and attention. Disruption is God’s greatest classroom. This is one of the ways that He teaches us who we really are, what we’re really made of, and how He intends for us to impact others in a greater way. To that end, disruption is both a teacher and a navigation system guiding us from our comfort zone to our glory zone. When disruption hits, this is a time to lean in and seek God’s heart; to ask for patience, perspective, and endurance; and to believe bigger than the obstacle in front of you. Take refuge in the irrevocable promise God has made to watch over and lead you.
What lessons might God be using disruption to teach you right now?
Lord, Your ways are better than mine. Instead of fear and frustration, give me the mindset and heart I need to navigate transition with forward-focused faith. Amen.
This is an excerpt from 100 Days of Believing Bigger by Marshawn Evans Daniels - a devotional book releasing on September 22nd by DaySpring publishing. Learn more about this book, or shop other books & devotionals from DaySpring.