|Your awareness of a problem is an invitation to participate in God’s solution
By Greg Sanders
Exodus 2:11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people.
Have you ever come across a problem that was so evil that it demanded that you get involved and respond? That is what happened to Moses. The injustice he witnessed was so terrible that he felt he must respond immediately. The problem is that when you respond quickly and in your power, you always miss God’s plan. How can you avoid that same mistake that Moses made? Realize that God already has a plan in place for the problem you just discovered.
Perhaps you just discovered a sickness in your body; God already has a plan in place. Perhaps, you just saw an injustice in your workplace, realize that God has prescribed actions steps for resolving that issue. No matter what problem you come into contact with, remember that God has a plan that you can participate in to bring His desired outcome.
Realize that what started bothering you today has most likely been needing to be addressed for decades.
If the problem is worth getting angry about, the problem probably did not start today.
The urgency needed to change the situation does not demand an abandonment of your core convictions.
Moses sees this injustice and thinks I must do something, and I have to do it now. I don’t have time to think, and I don’t have time to pray, I don’t have time reason. This panic reaction caused Moses to miss what God wanted him to see. God lets us see the injustices and the issues in life so that we can participate in HIs plan of redemption restoration, not so we can take the issues into our hands.
It seems like the favorite response in our culture today when we come into an awareness of the problem is to talk about, blame it on someone, post about it, or even embrace destructive activity over it. However, none of these bring about God-sized solutions.
Liking something is not the same as loving people.
Posting about something is not the same as praying about it
Spreading your opinion is not the same as you sending help to the situation. The work of the flesh will never accomplish the heart of the father.
Today’s Challenge: When God shows you issues, realize it is an opportunity to participate in His plan. He already has established a solution for the problem you recently discovered. If you are confident that God has no awareness or solution for the issue that you just discovered you will always respond incorrectly.