Altered assignments

By Dave Henning / August 24, 2012

Max Lucado subtitles Chapter 11 of Fearless “Fear of What’s Next”.  He wryly observes that it would be wonderful if we could order our life the way we order frou-frou drinks at our favorite gourmet coffee shop.  However, when adversity comes, our quest for order is thrown into chaos.  While earthly seasons don’t tend to upset us (except winters in Wisconsin!!), unexpected changes in our personal seasons do.

Yet, just as Jesus promised His disciples on the eve of His death, the Father sends the Holy Spirit to stabilize us and remind us that God’s presence is a peace that the world cannot give (John 14:27).  Most importantly, Max reminds us, with God’s goodness and mercy following us, we never are alone:

“God never sends you out alone.  Are you on the eve of change?  Do you find yourself looking into a new chapter?  Is the foliage of your world showing signs of a new season?  Heaven’s message for you is clear: when everything else changes, God’s presence never does. . . . So make friends with whatever’s next.  Embrace it.  Accept it.  Don’t resist it.  Change is not only a part of life: change is a necessary part of God’s strategy.  To use us to change the world, he alters our assignments.”

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