Does it feel like Monday morning every morning? Could it be that it feels like no matter how many steps you take forward, a mighty wind just shows up and with a huge grin blows you back one hundred feet or back to start? Tell, me- does it feel like your life is on hold and you're not even sure what the purpose for all the setbacks, let downs and misfortune?
I love the quote on top. Setbacks are really a set up. Can it really be that the storms, the problems, the bad times and the disappointments can all really be part of something greater for your life. Could that closed door be forcing you to walk a little further to find the correct one to knock on and walk in? Could the loss of a relationship be the closure needed to open your world to new and healthy relationships? Could the sickness in your body be the motivation for you to become a person of faith and prayer? Is it possible that heartache and brokenness can be the stage for experiencing God's healing in your life like never before?
Dear friend, I believe it with all my heart. Not just because I believe it for you but because I also believe it for me. You see, I know what it's like to see only the setbacks and not be able to see what's up ahead. I know what it's like to pour yourself into work, the family, your marriage and the church and at the end of the day feel unfulfilled and wondering if that was really what God wanted from me. I know what it's like to invest in so many projects and see little if any growth. So, when I tell you that I know about set backs, well, I'm saying, "Heeellllooooo !" from way back somewhere so far away you can't see me.
Setbacks are a set up. A set up for what? A set up for God to show up? You mean He's going to show up like, "Tada!!" right smack in the middle of my living room and give me three wishes? The truth is I don't know when or how He will choose to show up in your life and in your individual circumstances. What I do know is that He will.
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