Occupying or Taking Up Space?
Your task is not to see the future but to enable it – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Have you ever wondered what that scripture “occupy until He comes” really means? I know for me it’s hard sometimes to stay focused and remain patient (and calm) when all hell is or “appears” to be breaking loose around me.
This Christian walk is not one of convenience. In fact, many times it seems inconvenient especially when things don’t look like, move or come to fruition according to our timetable or things happen to us that we believe is unfair. Okay….let’s be real, we sometimes question whether God has forgotten us, why He’s turned a deaf ear to our prayers and why He’s allowing us to go through; especially given “how faithful we’ve been”. 🤔 😳 Ouch!! And I know….there’s that scripture “don’t be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you, to test you as though something strange were happening to you.” But we’re not always feeling that, right?
We have to remember that God is often working a plan different and far above our thoughts or personal hopes and desires — a plan that will reap benefits to His Kingdom beyond what our eyes can see or imagine. And yes, He wants to use us to accomplish it, and yes it will involve some pain and inconvenience because that’s what’s necessary for us to mature to the place where He needs us to be.
So the next time we get anxious and want to have a pity party or complain (I cannot be the only one who throws those parties from time to time 😉) let’s step back and understand that what we’re experiencing is preparing us for greater. The scriptures remind us “Remain steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Cor 15:58). For He that promised to come will come. Our job is to occupy [in a productive way] until He does.
Love You All to Life!!