As I sit and watch everything that surrounds my life…I can’t help but to think about critical decisions that I have made in my life. No I am not second guessing anything…I’m just reflecting. I’m reflecting on how God’s will cannot be violated. His will will (no pun intended) be done…”on earth as it is in heaven.” Right now…at this very moment I sit with the heavy of heaviest of hearts. I find myself helplessly watching a loved one fight for their life. Just slightly over two years ago my wife at the age of 30 years old lay in an ICU bed trying to cheat death once again…and now this time it is my 3 month old grandson attempting to do the same.
While I was writing this post my soul floated to a familiar place. My mind wondered to the podium where I spoke to my wife for the last time at her homegoing celebration. Instantly I began to think about the scripture I quoted…Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 which reads…
1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
It is not for us to question God’s authority. He tells us that there is “to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” He doesn’t say every other Tuesday reasoning will go out the window. To EVERYTHING there is a season. I re-read this passage and continued to read farther in this chapter. In verse 20 He says, “20All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.” Wow…watching my grandson fight and fight again time after time…during each laboring breath I have to place myself into the understanding that God’s will is perfect in every way and will come to manifest in His timing.
Those of you that know me from experiences…or just even through my writings now that I am an observer…I love to watch things…people…situations. I have a saying I use quite often…”close my ears and listening with my eyes.” Watching my son through this ultimate test of faith…I am witnessing a man grow up right before my eyes. I see a strong…faithful Christian man being cultivated. His strength is remarkable. I admire him with every ounce of my heart…because I know how he feels… I feel his pain. I sat down and told him that not everybody is cut out for this…many folks would have tucked their tail and ran. But this young man right here is standing strong in the face of adversity. He understands that there is a blessing that is being birthed through this situation.
I say all of this to say what…God will use anything to get your attention. People…tomorrow is not promised. Waiting to place things in its proper order just might be too late. Don’t delay what He has put on your heart to do now. If He said it…then do it. Regardless of what it looks like…it takes one helluva person to step out the norm. Why not allow that person to be you? Walk into your blessing today by fulfilling your purpose. Don’t allowing something life-altering be a catalyst for your obedience. Know that you will get double for your trouble…..
At 3 months…my grandson is fulfilling his purpose…are you?