No Ordinary Route

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It just seems ordinary to be a 20 something young adult and have a stable job. At least to experience having one full-time job. Might not be the dream/calling job yet, but hey it’s a job.

Well my 20s are writing much differently, despite my efforts to change the direction. Presently experiencing this pops up different questions and raises natural concerns. What is God’s will and purpose in this? How long will this be for? Will this change soon?

All I can do is let the Author be in control and let His leading unfold. The several applications I filled out, over and over resume sent out and interviews I’ve went to bring back results this is no ordinary route. The circumstances say you might not understand it now, but one day you’ll wear a crown.

There are times I become frustrated. Then eventually I realize some of the greatest provisions come in disguise. It doesn’t have to make sense and it doesn’t have to look like I think it should. That’s how great wonders unfold,in messes and disadvantages. Guess what? It has nothing to with us, but all to do with the Master who never leaves His throne.

It’s ok if your story is not writing and reading ordinary me, because God is shaping you for destiny.

Here’s three points to think on in the midst of any challenge we face.

Our solid anchor is in Christ alone. 

God’s love speaks to us in the midst of the stormy waves. We just have to stop and listen.

The shed blood of our Savior(Jesus) covers us through it all. 

5 Lessons From Life’s Detours

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We all face detours of some kind in our lives. While I’m typing this, I find myself in a variety of some. This whole year of 2015 has been a series of unfolding detours in my life. What do we do when these signs show up? Most importantly, what can we learn from them? Below are a few highlight lessons to consider.

1) Leave room for the unexpected. A person could have the best of everything in life and yet things still fall apart.

2) They show up at inconvenient times and places. Just when you get through this or are in need of this or that, blink and they appear.

3) They teach us to have complete reliance and dependence on God. When  situations fall apart or shatter, who do we run to?

4) Difficulty is apart of the journey in destiny. When we find ourselves in a lot of adversity, that is not necessarily a bad or horrible thing. Sometimes those are the circumstances that cultivate us for what’s ahead.

5) They are meant for growth and development. We are meant to pay attention during the detours, listen and learn from the bad/negative/challenging experiences.

Are you currently in a detour experience? What are you learning from it?