The Process – Saturday, August 20, 2022

Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes – 1 Samuel 12:16

 

After having overheard the good news delivered to the man about the improved condition of his wife and newborn baby girl was now perplexed to once again return, nearly an hour later, to find this man seemingly agitated pacing back and forth.  So with a sense of concern, he inquires: “Is everything alright with your wife and the baby?” “Yes,” the other man responded.  “Well if you don’t mind my asking, why are you pacing back and forth?”  “Because I’ve been on hold waiting while the person at IRS is supposedly processing my information.  But it’s been nearly forty-five minutes, and I’m getting frustrated!”

Have you ever, like me, inquired this or something similar of God: “Why can’t You just correct what’s wrong?  You know what happened!”  Did you receive an answer, which for me had been: “It’s not all about you, boo”?   I was in essence being told that my problem, like its resolution, does not only impact me but others; there are many layers. That it is not only my life God is addressing but the lives of those directly or indirectly involved in the issue and its outcome.  God is concerned with the big picture, which conflicts with the image most of us focus on: Me, Myself, and I.

God desires for us to expand our minds beyond personal gain when it comes to our problems and their remedies.  Could they also provide an opportunity to demonstrate God, not only in our temperament but how an issue’s resolution can benefit others? Possibly this simple prayer may open our heart gate: “Lord, open my eyes to see You and not just me in this situation.”