Having the Right Tools
How many times have you heard people say, "God will never give you more than you can handle?" Personally, I hate that phrase. Why? It's not true. We have Christians all over the world that are martyred because of their faith in Jesus Christ. I'm pretty sure that they would say death is more than they could handle. I think a better phrase is, "God will always give us the resources we need to carry out the vision he has for our life."
For example, if God calls you to be a school teacher, then he is going to give you the skills necessary to teach and help you complete your schooling. But you must do your part as well. You must still work hard in school and do your best.
This week, we are continuing the Core Value of living a Visionary Life, but instead of looking at the idea of Vision, we are looking at the obstacles that will come up as we journey towards the vision God has given us. If we know obstacles are coming, then we won't be derailed when they show up. Likewise, we can be looking for whatever tools God has already equipped us with to be ready for them.
This week, think about what's going on in your life. Are there obstacles that you wish God would just take away? Is it possible that you could see them in a different light? What if God has already provided you everything you needed to work through them, you just haven't seen it yet?