Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Who knows what tomorrow may bring in their life. Ask yourself this question. As much as your own life is yours how much do you really control about it? What is the next big thing that is getting ready to happen for you? If you are honest, then you know that none of us knows the answers to those questions. As much as we may think it would be nice to know it is also good that we do not know. Let's go further.
Eyes have not seen and ears have not heard what God has prepared for them that love Him. Take a good look at that scripture for a moment and really think about it. You don't have to break it down in order as you have to take it all as a whole. Eyes haven't seen what God has prepared for them that love Him. That's a not difficult to understand as we can simply say it's hard to understand what we have not or cannot see. Ears haven't heard. Again, that's not difficult as one could argue how you can't simply hear what has not taken place.
The part to really consider though is that this is happening to people who love the Lord. It is not talking about people who do not know or love Him. It is talking about the people who love Him. They do not have a clue to everything God has in store. This is not a bad thing at all. The reality for most people is you would do something on your end trying to rush what God has for you on His end. In other words, you would be so excited until you would not be willing to wait for everything to grow to its full potential.
So this leads us up to another point for this week. Oftentimes, we find ourselves frustrated because we have circumstances going on in our lives that make no sense to us. We usually wonder from a negative point of view if we're going to be honest here. We ask questions such as why me, what did I do wrong, how long is this going to last, and why does nothing ever seem to go right for me. Look at those questions again and you will clearly see the negative side of them. Everything is being asked from a perspective of something going wrong. None of those questions reflect that something good may be in store.
So give this point some thought in our closing this week. What if you could see things from God's perspective? What if nothing bad is actually happening to you? What if He is simply forcing some necessary changes in your life? What if He has been trying to get your attention but you were not listening? What if He has been doing things but you couldn't recognize them? We're quick to blame God but what if the real purpose of your troubles is to prepare you? What if you will actually be better than ever after this? What if the song that says there will be glory after this is really true for you? What if the next move of God is one you will be thankful for the rest of your life? Do you still see your troubles as something bad or is it possible that something great is coming out of this storm?
May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in His grace,
Bishop Carlos J. Lennon