Don’t get distracted from all that God has for you

Sometimes we allow big moments, good and bad, to keep us from being fully alert.  

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Take a look at this passage regarding the mystery of God.

Just as you don’t know the path of the wind, or how bones develop in the womb of a pregnant woman, so you don’t know the work of God who makes everything.  In the morning sow your seed, and at evening do not let your hand rest, because you don’t know which will succeed, whether one or the other, or if both of them will be equally good.   Ecclesiastes 11:5-6  (HCSB)

God’s work is unpredicable.  It’s mysterious.  He has his reasons for how, when, and why he does what he does.

“In the morning sow your seed, and at evening do not let your hand rest.”  In other words, don’t just plant your seeds in the first part of your day and then spend the rest of your day sitting there watching to see if something will happen.  God longs for our attention through the entire day.

Look at it this way.  Let’s say you were able to give a homeless man $10 this morning on your way to work.  That’s wonderful.  But don’t allow that one good deed distract you from other kingdom opportunities that God may have for you later that same day.  Our work is never done.  And this is a good thing.  This should remind us that God wants us to partner with him constantly.  It’s a priviledge.

 

This can even apply to trails and spiritual attacks.  Sometimes we will be in spiritual battle over depression, finances, relationships, or health issues.  While God does give us his armor to stand firm against these attacks, I also believe these can be timely distractions….distractions from seeing critical movements of God’s hand in our life and the lives of those around us.

 

How have you seen God’s work to be mysterious in your life?  
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