Sometimes in the thick of “it”, we want out. We want change, we think our circumstance is a mistake and it should be “fixed”.
This brings me to an excerpt from one of my favorite, life changing book authors.
"Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see." Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place
Sometimes we have to have faith that we do not have ultimate control and the One who has plans for us knows better for us than we do. It is up to us to trust and to listen in order to find out what we are meant to do. We can look to uncomfortable circumstances as an opportunity to build our character or we can turn our backs and grumble through them.
If you haven’t read The Hiding Place, I highly recommend it. When Corrie and her family were placed in concentrations camps for harboring Jews from the Nazis in their home in Holland, God was preparing Corrie’s heart for to reach out to help even more people. He used her sister to help build up her faith in the midst of a horrifying experience. Her release from the camp was a “mistake”, she was supposed to be killed that day, but He had other plans…
With that, what would you have done in this circumstance?
Have a little faith, and make a big impact!
"It is not so much what happens, but how we take it that is important. All our times are in God's hands, even the difficult ones." Corrie Ten Boom