Today’s Verse/Thought: Lining Up the Factors, 4-What About Circumstances?
In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will. Eph. 1:11
Ignoring our circumstances and venturing out in a new direction can often devastate our life and the lives of those around us. While it is true that God allows things to happen in our life-both good and bad-He is not necessarily the cause. God can redeem any situation-even the ones we stumble our way into.
It is very important that we carefully consider our circumstances before taking any kind of significant step. The fact that you may have just lost your job may not be a clear sign that God wants you to move to Africa and be a missionary. It may just be that you lost your job. This is why all four factors should be considered and not just one or two.
If you are noticing a pattern in the Word, if you are hearing His voice and your chosen counsel is affirming, then examine your circumstances. Ask yourself, where does God have me right now? How will your decisions affect others? Do you have the resources necessary to move out in the way you believe He is calling you?
Remember that when it comes to resources there is a fine line between faith and foolishness. Let me remind you again that God is a God of order. If He is calling you-then all four factors will line up. I have witnessed this in my own life and have yet to see it fail in others.
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
Being Like Christ, 1-Behavior That Lights Up