This might just seem like just a switch in prepositions but for me it’s so much more. I’ve always felt like I get the shorter end of the stick in life. That, what everyone has going easy for them, I’d have to struggle so I have a lot of ‘do you know what happen to me when I was 4, 9, 12…’ I have a lot of ‘some thing is happening to me’ or ‘some thing happened to me’ and were there things happening? Yes there were but this year, oh this year it became clear to me that when you are a believer things don’t happen TO you, they happen FOR you.
Yes, things happened to me but they happened for me too. Sometimes I map out where those situation have led me to and I stand in amazement of how things played out. I meet someone struggling with exactly something that happened to me and being able to minister to the person makes me realize it happened for me for them. What happened in the past stopped being TO you but FOR you when you like where you are at right now because all those paths led you right here surrounded by the people you have now.
No I’m not saying that makes the yoke feel any lighter or makes the situation any less painful or scary but the good, the bad & the ugly all work together for our good. God is very intentional about us and He has walked our whole lives with us before it began. He knew all these things would happen and I’ve come to believe that He permitted it because He can and has worked it out for our good.
We say we want to be like Jesus but for some reason forget that He went through a whole lot of things so He could understand us to minister to us and intervene on our behalf. Dear believer, things happen for us, we serve a God who neither slumbers nor sleep. When things happen, they happen on His watch. He permitted it because He can do a good work through you with it. God takes all the mess and works them out for our good. Hmm I’m beginning to believe my theme for this season is beauty for ashes. Okay loves until tomorrow, stay blessed
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28