It’s been a while since I last wrote…too busy painting and scrubbing our new building to type! 🙂
I love this process. All of the ups and downs are really exciting! A problem seems to be just the opportunity to connect with the next miracle that God wants to do for us. Don’t get me wrong…I’d rather not deal with any problems and just have the red carpet roll out with rose petals and violin music. But in the real world, that’s never going to be the case.
Problems will arise and have daily. But in all of those issues, I really feel the hand of God moving. It’s as if He’s saying, “Walk through this. The people you meet along the way are part of the destination. I’ve got a plan. I’ve got a purpose. Just keep going. Pay attention to the people, not the problem.”
Every problem is an opportunity for someone in our community to connect to North Creek on a personal level. If it’s too big and too difficult for our church, then we have an opportunity to go outside of our church. The community gets to know our name, they get to meet our people, and they get to experience a sense of who Jesus is. A problem is a chance for God to touch someone at the paint store, an architect, a worker at Home Depot, a person selling something on Craigslist…
God is just using our “struggles” to be His hands and feet. It’s not about the problem…it’s about the people. What struggles are you having in your life? Stop focusing on the issue and start wondering who God is about to touch through your life.