For the last few weeks, I have been a part of the biggest move of my life. It has been an experience that has taught me so much and has shown me even more. Sometimes the people that should be for you are not for you and the people you’d think would be in your corner are not. This is sad to think about but it’s even sadder living through the experience but the last few weeks have taught me even more that God is always there regardless of who is not.
This move has shown me the greatness of God. As I look back over the last few years of my life, I am able to see a real movement of God like never before. He has revealed things to me that I never thought were possible and has allowed me to grow like never before and He continues to mold and shape me. When I think about all the times spent worrying about this or that then I get a bit upset because I could have spent such times building and growing.
Unfortunately, none of this does any good. Is it okay to get sad? Yes but it’s not okay to allow these moments to keep you down. Too many times in life, when we get down, we allow these things to dictate how we live and I know all too well about this as I have spent too much of my time trying to make up for something in the past which only made me worse and the moment dictated how I felt and lived. Although I still have a long way to go in terms of simply allowing Christ to shine, I have grown so much and the past few weeks have allowed me to see this.
No, this is not an article to gloat about myself but simply to brag about our God and how good He is. There are too many people who call themselves Christians but they live their lives in such a way that a nonbeliever would not know the difference. In no way am I saying that someone could look at my life and would suddenly want to become a Christian but I know that a nonbeliever can look at my life and come away knowing just how important Christ is to me and while I am not perfect, I do like to brag about my God and how BIG He is: “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27).
What the last few weeks have shown me is that God is always at work and He is truly in control even when the news media and so many paranoid Christians claim that the apocalypse is upon us: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might” (Ephesians 6:10). The last few weeks have shown me that not only is God in control but whatever He starts, He finishes despite how big things may seem: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith” (1 John 5:4). All in all, I have a long way to do and so much to learn but without a question, God has shown up and revealed just how BIG He is and just how important He is to each of us!