Have you ever been in a position where you felt like you finally had a grasp on your life? Things are finally going the way they are suppose to! All your bills are paid and you have a little extra in the bank (we all love this don’t even try to deny it). Your boss is finally off your back and you are excelling at work. You finally have a everyday routine down where you are comfortable. Then all of a sudden something happens that throws your whole life off track. You have a WHAT THE HECK moment! Has that happened to you or am I the only one?
When things like this happen we are quick to blame the devil! Oh devil, why won’t you let me be great? Why do you continue to try to stop me from being happy? Why must you just ruin everything for me? It’s true the devil does come to steal, kill and destroy. However, have you ever thought that maybe God is just rerouting you? Or that God is trying to get your attention?
What? God is rerouting me? That doesn’t make sense Jo. Why would God do that? God would never take a good thing away from me...right? Living a life with God is an easy life!Then reality starts to sink in and you say God why would you do that? Why would you throw something else at me that will bring chaos? GOD I WAS COMFORTABLE!
Does this sound familiar? This happened to me last year! We were finally comfortable in life. We got use to being a family of 4. We went back to school and we were preparing to move out of our little apartment and into a townhome. Things were good! Then God spoke to Marcus and said, “The time is now, to start my ministry.” Insert emoji with big eyes here. So on top of everything we were doing, we started the plans to start Ambassadors for Christ Outreach Ministries. In the midst of all that, we found out I was 3 months pregnant.
GOD WHAT THE HECK! We are in school, we are moving, I have a 18 month old, we are starting AFC and to top it all off I’m pregnant! Seriously!!! Yes seriously. I felt like I was drowning. I felt like I couldn’t handle all of this. I felt like I had gotten to a point in my life where it was just too much! You see I had gotten complacent where I was and God needed to shake things up in my life. So God rerouted me and it was the best thing that has ever happened to me. Looking at it now, a year into the ministry and becoming a family of five, I feel like I needed it. I feel closer to God because I am in a position where I am actively looking for ways to serve and praise him. Not that I wasn’t before but I had become complacent. I was just going through the motions.
Sometimes God needs to shake things up in order for you to realize that you have gotten comfortable. You need to pay attention because he will repeat himself until you listen. He has kept me up at night a few times until I finally gave in. He is not doing it to punish you or make you feel like a failure. Remember God will never put you in a position without giving you the resources that you need to get through it. So if your going through your WHAT THE HECK MOMENT...stop, focus and ask God what does he want you to do? What does he need you to do? What does he need from you?
It’s that simple...
Ask and he will reveal his plan to you! Don’t run from it because God is the author of your life. You can either go with it or fight it but know that in the end you will always end up coming back to him. So realize what is going on before you drive yourself crazy and try to make sense of all the chaos.