Am I 100% happy with everything in my life right now?
Well, probably 95%. 🙂 I’m pretty excited about my new house being built.
Sorry that it’s sideways. 🙂 Won’t let me rotate.
But what do we do with that area of our lives that’s frustrating, disappointing or scary?
My ‘5%’ certainly plays on my mind sometimes, as I wonder how I’ll change that circumstance. Because it’s actually a decent-sized issue (maybe worth more than 5%) which really affects my future.
Then this morning I read 1 Samuel 7-15, which follows the adventures of the prophet Samuel and Israel’s first king, Saul.
There were a few critical points in time where King Saul was freaking out over stuff, like countries attacking Israel, and the actions he took demonstrated a lack of trust in God.
And that cost him his kingship.
Now, the situations he was in were legit. There was a big army about to crush his army into oblivion.
But in the end, the circumstances didn’t matter, because God will always be bigger than circumstances. Saul should have used his life to glorify God through trust.
Imagine what he could have accomplished if he trusted God!
So I’m going to remember that today. I might not be able to change a frustrating circumstance, but I can trust God, and that will be something that really matters to Him.