Focus on the Opportunity
In the previous Mentoring Minute, I spoke about what happens when your faith brings a lifestyle of testimonies to the caring hand of God. Now, consider this. In difficult times, our expectations always fall short of the good potential within the problem. Let me explain. At times, you will find yourself far out of your comfort zones. Remember that Lazarus’s sisters helplessly watched their brother die, and Jesus did not show up in time to heal him (That’s John, Chapter 11). Imagine how they must have felt! Little did they know how their coming experience would change their thinking. Romans 12:2 (GWT) says, “Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants–what is good, pleasing, and perfect.”
We all go through circumstances in which we desperately need God. Have you ever called out to Him and found that He failed to show up in time? These instances are opportunities that have the potential within them to take you to a greater understanding of God. They will help you grow in ways you never expected. I am not saying this is easy. However, I am saying that in them, God will teach you about His faithfulness. When troubles come, start looking for God to move on your behalf. This will help you become the champion He has destined you to be. Here is a final thought that can guide you through every tough situation. God’s champions focus on what they are becoming, not what they are going through. I suggest you reflect on this and then, memorize it.
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