Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word, it tells it like it is. Are you going through some crap right now? Maybe a crappy boss, a crappy job, a crappy situation in your life right now? Things not what you dreamed, not what you’d prefer, not anything you even like? Why does God let crappy things happen? To get the crap out of you! God can’t grow you until your pressed, stretched. Until things don’t work, you won’t see the need for change? You won’t see the need to seek Him and ask for His ways over yours. Most people don’t ask God for anything – wisdom or gifts – they’re too busy doing what’s not working. A crappy boss – is not your job to fix. Your job is to help them succeed. God said honor those in authority over you. He didn’t qualify if they deserve it or not. If nothing else – God can teach you what not to be like when you become the boss one day. Sometimes God blesses you with a crappy job to learn to be diligent in what is not fun. Everyone is diligent in something they love. I’m diligent in eating ice cream, less diligent in eating spinach. But sometimes you need the spinach. If you can learn to give thanks in a crappy job, when God gives you a great job, you will really appreciate it, and you’ll be prepared to succeed in it. “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus, concerning you!” – I Thes 5:18 One of my favorite stories… a loving and devoted wife waking her husband up to go to church on Sunday morning. “But I don’t wanna go?” “I know, honey”. But I don’t like that church?” Honey, I know. “I don’t like the carpet, I hate the music, I don’t even like the people!” “I know honey, but you’re the pastor, you have to go.” How do you learn to give thanks in a crappy job, or a crappy situation? By seeing the good, not the bad. Focus on the good and praise God for it. For most people, they haven’t learned to see the good and give thanks in every situation. Jobs that are actually pretty good are crap to them. Have you noticed, that some people always go through crap? It’s their perpetual state. Their address is actually on crap street, it’s where they live, they’ll never move, they’re stuck there. They’re always going through something, because that’s all they can see. They miss the silver lining, because they are focused on the bad, not the good. Every job, even the best job ever has some crappy parts to it. Every opportunity has some drawbacks, every relationship has some less than ideal parts – because people are less than ideal. I’ve only met One who is. I’d put my faith in Him if I were you. First for Salvation, and then to trust him in what you’re going through. Praying that you will see the blessing of crap. That you will see what God wants to teach you and be content with where He has you. Not complacent, content means diligent to see and do good. Doesn’t mean you have to like everything, but praise Him for it anyway. Ask Him to show you solutions and resolutions, ideas, and opportunities. God makes beauty from ashes, He can turn crap into crème brulee. Most things are how you see them. He’s faithful even in affliction. He’s letting you step in some stuff, and go through some things – so you can grow through some things. So you are prepared to succeed at higher levels. Just be faithful here, and God will bring you through – with not even a hint of the smell of what He brought you out of. God has good for you in this. Praying that you will learn to see it, until He can turn this crappy situation, into a blessing for you!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!