“I find my equilibrium in God’s sovereignty.”- Mark Batterson
As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 5 of Chase the Lion, he notes that all the possible permutations involved in making the right moves can overwhelm us. Yet, Mark encourages, with God ordering our footsteps, we shouldn’t be nervous. Eventually, God uses everything in our past for His glory:
“Your birth date and birthplace were no accident. It was the opening move in a life . . . destined to serve God’s eternal plans and purposes. God determined exactly when and where you would be born. And He’s ordained every zip code thereafter.”
However, often fear precedes our reaction to closed doors. Yet, as Mark points out, closed doors exemplify some of God’s best moves. The author continues, “Someday you may thank God for the closed doors even more than the open doors.”
To paraphrase an old song recorded by Chicago folksinger Jim Post, “don’t look for destiny, destiny looks for you.” As Mark observes through personal experience, in most cases destiny show up at your door like an unannounced visitor. No appointment necessary. Also, destiny often knocks softly, so you must discern its whisper.
Thus, when Benaiah came upon a lion on a snowy day, he chucked his to-do list. He recognized his destiny when it roared. He chose fight, not flight.
In conclusion, Mark advises that, if you don’t have a dream right now, you should keep learning while you wait for your dream. He exhorts you to “get into God’s Word, and God’s dream will get into you.”
Today’s question: Following your vocation loss, how have you found equilibrium in God’s sovereignty? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Inertia- enemy number one”