John Ortberg concludes Chapter 1 of All the Places to Go with the observation that God’s primary interest is character-formation, not circumstance-shaping:
“God’s primary will for your life is not the achievement you accrue; it’s the person you become. God’s primary will for your life is not what job you ought to take; it’s not primarily situational or circumstantial. . . . God’s primary will for your life is that you become a magnificent person in his image, somebody with the character of Jesus. That is God’s main will for your life. No circumstance can change that.”
Because God is in the open door business, that means a new way of (a) looking at God; (b) looking at life; (c) looking at myself; and (d) choosing. Every moment provides the opportunity to find a door that opens into God and His presence. Even though we may go through the “wrong door” with the right heart, God can use that experience.
Pastor Ortberg states that we need to train ourselves to search for and respond to moments of divine opportunity if we want to experience more of the Spirit of God in our lives. God’s open doors must not be met with our closed hearts. The open door leads to the place where God guides.
Today’s question: What moments of divine opportunity have you experienced following your vocation loss? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Staytheists”