Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Big Picture

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8

I find it interesting the rage over the Colts loss on Sunday. The coaches put in the second string players and the result was losing the game. “ The Colts, after leading throughout the first half, removed Manning and multiple other starters with 5:36 remaining in the third quarter, and the New York Jets outscored the Colts by 19 points thereafter to win, 29-15, in front of 67,222 at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday afternoon.” Those in charge said it was not about winning the game, to have a perfect season. To me, if one is playing a game, the goal is to win and to take all steps possible to that end. However, winning the game is not the summation for the Colts; rather it is to operate at their best during playoffs (in January ’10). I guess that is seeing the bigger picture.

Our lives are often like that. We charge through doing what we want, playing to win, not stopping to ask God if it is what He wants. We are winning. Then, things happen that make the game hard to play. We question God, often asking why. It feels like we are no longer winning. We think our lives should be a certain way and God does not seem to be working that out for us, our way.

Micca Campbell wrote, "It's tough to figure God out when He doesn't play by our rules or have the same agenda we have. We forget that God sees a much bigger picture." In whatever situation you are in today, take heart, God knows what the big picture is.

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