What is God trying to show me? I am currently on the tail end of an amazing trip. Because I have to fly standby, the flights can be a bit difficult at times. Especially if there is a weather situation. Well, today there is a Blizzard. If you have ever lived in a state where winter can be 8 months out of the year, you know what I mean. Snow, wind, cold. Everything shuts down. The world around you stops moving until the storm passes. I see a sermon in what I just wrote….back on topic…lol!
I try very hard to see God’s hand in everything I do. This does not make me any more spiritually adept than the next person. But it does help me to stay positive and see the good in a situation. I can fail miserably at it on a regular basis. It is so easy to just “go there”. Let the frustration of a situation take over. The crazy part is I usually have NO CONTROL of the situation. I cannot change the weather, how someone else acts towards me, it goes on and on. I get frustrated and worried. Then I get mad a myself because I failed again. A vicious circle of crazy. Why do I allow this to happen? I have the tools to deal with the situation. I am not completely helpless. I can pray. I can look at the whole picture, not just at what is in front of me. I can put a laser beam on the positive. Not worry about what might happen. Matthew 6:25-34 is one of my favorite passages of scripture. It is all about not worrying! Mmm…what a concept. I encourage you to go and read it. I just did again.
God is always trying to get my attention. And just like any parent, he will use whatever means are needed to do that. He might be saying slow down and take a breath. He might want to create a divine appointment where I might bless someone or they might be a blessing to me. It could be a multitude of things.
As I am writing this, I am thinking about all of the friends I will see today when I go back to my Duluth church. All of the hugs and “are you back for good” comments I will hear. The love that I will feel when I am surrounded by my friends and Church family. Because I got stranded by the storm, my love tank will be filled to overflowing!!! Could it be that a storm is coming in my life and I will need to draw from that tank? Could it be that I might be the one that helps to fill up someone else’s love tank? I truly am hoping it is the latter.
So at the end of all of this I am still at risk of losing my job. I still have to find a way home. Yet, I am at peace. Because I have a Father who loves me and he knows my future. He knows what lies ahead for me. He is protecting me and blessing me at the same time. I know this to be true. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give hope and future.” - Jeremiah 29:11
I love you and Jesus loves you more!