Set-back or Set-up? Set-backs, injuries, failures, losses…ALL…are part of the progressive steps through the journey… we call… life. God has a plan for you… for me… for each us. He has our number. He knows the number of hairs on our head.
God is preparing us…always…for “our future.” Are we listening, watching, or… being patient? God’s timetable and ours are not compatible. God’s POA (plan of action) for us… is already mapped out from the beginning of our Creation. Our future is determined. There will be many steps…miss-steps, giant-steps, baby-steps, right-turns, left-turns, a degree here, or there. Our entire life is a process of events, designed solely and entirely by God… all of which, are GIFTS from the Holy Spirit… to us. We are the STEWARDS of these divine gifts.
We may, at times, think we are in control of our DESTINY…but wait. We’ve been down that road before, and just as we think we are in control…God will show us different. God “will get our attention.” There will be…no-shortcuts and no-easy-streets…but, be assured…we are guaranteed an adventure like no other.
Most of our difficulties, are us, “wrestling with God,” as to who is in control. Our problems are “self-imposed.” It’s no different than what Moses had to contend with in guiding the Children of Israel to the Promised Land. They kept fighting against Moses, and therefore God…. Just as we do today, on an individual, and a collective basis. In fact; likely, that is the same thing that we’re doing as a Nation today….wrestling with God. Remember, though… ultimately… God is in CHARGE.
These events… while seemingly, are Setbacks… but, in fact… they’re NOT set-backs, rather, it’s God at work…SETTING-UP (us) for Success. Genesis 50:20 – As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.