The least expected for the expected…the invisible for the visible…the weak for the strong…the poor for the rich…
Is it an oxymoron or an irony or paradoxical that what we expect is most often than not twisted and turned for the unexpected?…
Who would have thought that a poor man from Kibera slums would be celebrated world over?(Kennedy Odede) or maybe Saul the greatest persecutor of all time be the most celebrated Apostle and writer?Let alone that,they thought they had Him…finally until the third day when he defied the laws of death and rose again so triumphantly…Who would have thought that through the grisly death of one man,there would result salvation of the entire world?…He had a dream and that dream is slowly but surely becoming a reality(Martin Luther)…who would have thought?…
For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong (1 Corinthians 1:26,27)
Look at that Gods’ foolishness and weakness is wiser and stronger than men.I realise,God operates in paradoxes.He does not go for the expected or use the expected,instead he seeks out the weak to shame the strong/confound the wise.
Many a times we look at the situation we are in and the best option we think about is give up and just forget about it all together but moving forward and looking back to the dark season,we realise something good was birthed out of it.No experience ever goes to waste…none!
I recently read a blog of a couple who lost two babies in quick succession,one from choking and the other had health complications until they gave up,the husband just told the wife that it seems they were not meant to be parents at all…After sometime they were working in different places and each one coping with their grief differently…they are now blessed with two wonderful boys and I believe they now believe that they were meant to be parents,it was just an unfortunate incident with the former two who I trust were lessons to becoming better parents.
I believe family and friends even began to question and wonder what was going on with them but see!…God makes everything beautiful at His time.
My brother and I became enstranged since the year 2008…I even literally disowned him because of the pain he inflicted me and my entire family.My mom did not know what to do with him.He was such a pain…God restored His sanity,he came back to his senses and guess what?…We are great friends now…I just cant wait to see him again.His love for the word and prayer astounds me,I think He is waaaay ahead of me in terms of spiritual maturity!…had to admit that…haha
God always has His way of doing things,the fishermen by the lake are the same ones who spread the gospel…The three Hebrew boys among the millions are the ones who caused King Nebuccadnezzar to declare the worship of God in the entire kingdom!Through Hannah,the barren woman,a great man,Samuel was birthed amidst no hope…In the midst of old age,disillusionment,barenness,put together,Sarah gave birth to Isaac whose lineage had Joseph,a forebode of the Messiah…I mean look through the Bible you will notice that Gods’ ways are actually not our own.
You may feel stuck in a career or a relationship rut or your whole life is just a huge rut you are stuck in.Allow me to encourage you today…You see that rut you are in at the moment?…there is still hope and it is that rut(weakness) that God will use to shame the strong…it is that rut that you will live to testify about the goodness of the Lord through,so why don’t you pull out a chair sit and converse with God because He listens…Jeremy Camp sang a beautiful song called, He Knows and in one of the lines he sings,
We may faint and we may sink
Feel the pain and near the brink
But the dark begins to shrink
When you find the one who knows
Tell Him you do not understand what’s going on…tell Him you are scared…expose your insecurities to Him because in any case He knows!He knows you inside out and He wants you to open up to Him.
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
Let your burdens come undone
Lift your eyes up to the one
Will you do that?
Have a wonderful week ahead!
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