What do you do when there is nothing you can do?
By Greg Sanders
There are times in life when you face a battle or a situation where, humanly speaking, there is nothing you can do. There is no help from people, no help from organizations, and no help from those whom you depend on the most. It is not necessarily that there is no one who wants to help, it is simply that no one can help.
Exodus 3:7 Then the LORD told him, “I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering.
In a time that had to be the hardest time for His people, God was still looking out for them and working on their behalf even when they could not see it. God is aware of your present battle and struggle today. He is working and arranging to bring His plan to your life. In the meantime, focus on the following:
1. Consistently seek God. Your place and your season is not out of His sight. God heard the cries of Israel when they were laboring in slavery. He knew that Daniel needed protection from the lions. He knew that Paul was on a sinking ship in the sea. Your current plight is not an indication that you are out of God’s plan or off of His radar. Seek Him and you will find Him in every place of your life.
2. Passionately help others. Allow your current circumstance to spur compassion for others who are going through similar things. It has been in the hardest seasons of my life that God opened the door for me to minister to others going through the same type of battle. Realize that God may use you just as mightily on your worst day as He does on your best day. In order for Moses to bring freedom to God’s people, he had to re-enter the place of captivity himself.
3. Diligently prepare yourself. There is a difference between planning and preparation. Most of us are good at planning. Planning is about the destination and how to get from point A to point B. However, we are not as good at preparation. Preparation is about inward construction and self-examination. Preparation is about allowing God to use our current circumstance to mold us into His image. It’s about becoming His instrument so you can be conformed to His purpose. Preparation is done in your current weakness, your current condition, and your current location. It is necessary to prepare before you step forward into the plan of God. The greatest plan will do you no good if you are not prepared for it.
Today’s Challenge: Remember when you cannot do anything for yourself, you may be in the perfect place to do something for others while preparing for your future.