What is meant for my harm, God will use for my advantage.
More often than not, we find ourselves in interesting predicaments that life hurls at us… and we wonder, How in the world did I end up here? We begin to self-reflect and wonder what we could have done differently. This is the time when we are most judgmental of ourselves, but it should be when we step back and trust that God is working all things out for our good.
Genesis 50:20 says, “you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” Friends, there will be
a lot of times when we are going through uncomfortable experiences – issues a work, home, with friends, or even financial difficulties. No matter how “righteous” we consider ourselves to be, we all are presented with these circumstances. And we may think what we are experiencing is unfair and undeserving, but we have to trust that God is working everything out for our advantage.
There was this job I wanted really badly. According to my resume, I was definitely qualified for the position. I sent the right emails, connected with the right people and did everything I should have to get the position. Yet, it was given to another candidate. My pride was hurt. What was the point of working so hard and building a reputation of trust and loyalty, if it would not be properly rewarded? My prayer was for God to “bless” me with that position, yet I still didn’t get it. Someone I’m close to actually got the position. Within months, this person was complaining about how the position was unorganized and the pay was not what the posting promised it would be. He is in a very uncomfortable situation. When I heard this, I immediately thought this could have been me. God kept me from the very thing I prayed for.
Friends, here is the key. We may not see a way, but God always has a way. The very things we are praying for are not always the best. Because God is omniscient, He see’s things that we aren’t always able to see. He goes ahead of us and clears our paths and keep us from experiencing certain difficulties. In the same manner, God will take what our enemy means to harm us and use it for our advantage. We may not like growing through it while we are there, but trust that God will deliver you from your afflictions.
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