Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It is funny how something that you never planned…
Would never ask for…
Which may be painful or uncomfortable…
Can afterwards be something you appreciate happening.

Let me explain…

Around 4 weeks a go, I hurt my leg.
Very simply, I tore part of my calf muscle, and I wasn’t too happy about it.
It was frustrating not being able to run or do the gym stuff I have found I really enjoy.

Now I have just about fully recovered.
And I am pleased that it happened.
I am now stronger because of the physio work I had to do.
I found out that I had other leg problems that needed to be addressed, which I would not have found out without the injury.
Long term I will able to do more!

In life, in your walk with God, it is the same.
One minute you feel like everything is going well and then bang...something happens you didn’t expect or you go through some trial. You never enjoy that moment. But later you realise how good that bad moment has been because of the good that comes from it.

The Bible talks about things happening to us for our good.
That God seemingly plans this stuff out to help us and grow us beyond where we are now.

Romans 8:28 says…
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose.

God has vested interested in you growing into the person he has always dreamed you could be.
So maybe next time something ‘bad’ happens, check it out, it could turn out to be something great!

Something to think about…