Not Who or What but Where
Posted on March 7, 2018 by Graeme Wilson in Freedom Fighters
But now, O LORD, You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.
Life is a challenge, there are times when circumstances can cause us to lose our bearing. I find it’s in those moments I am prone to wander or make bad decisions. As a believer in Christ, I have a system I use when I find myself in a quandary. I go back to basics.
To simplify things, I don’t have to spend a lot of time wondering Who’s in control, so it’s not the “Who.” I then have to remember “what” my role is, and that’s to glorify God. So after an analysis of the Who and what are settled, I am left with the “Where” I am supposed to be. That is where the journey continues.
Our place in life is a revolving door, we walk by faith and our destination is usually unknown, but I believe when we have established the “Who and what,” the where is God’s responsibility. Our understanding of who God is will never be accomplished, however we know enough about Him to trust Him. The identity we have in Christ serves as a confidence that is not in ourselves, but we are confident in who God says we are, accepted and beloved of the Father, children of God.
When God reveals Himself to us it gives us confidence to walk in faith. There’s a wisdom that comes from God that the Apostle Paul refers to in 1st Corinthians 2 that provides us with direction,
“But God has revealed them (hidden wisdom) to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”
It’s not always easy to find your way when life throws us a curve ball. Don’t get lost with the confusion of where you are in life. The basic practice of spending time in God’s word is to remind us of the “Who and what” which can help us to see the “Where.” Paul ends chapter 2 with a question and answer… For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. Amen
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri, and serves with her as full time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is also available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think About This: “What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what kind of a person you are.” C.S. Lewis
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Psalm 39:7