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Frustration, by Cath Thorlakson

Read Psalm 123

“Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us.”

                                                                                                 Psalm 123:2

For a leader, it is painful to have a vision of where you want to go and what you want to do, and find yourself stuck. We can spend agonizing hours strategizing and re-strategizing, trying to get there. Yet, no matter how hard we try, our efforts are blocked.

We want to see growth: numeric, in terms of quality, or even just to have others rally around the vision and move with us. It is so disheartening to work so hard and see no growth and no movement.

But, who is the source of growth? Who truly causes movement?

Scripture tells us to fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfector of our faith. My question for you is, when you are working and struggling, where is your vision focused?                                                                                                                                                                        

Proverbs 16:9 says that while a person plans their way, Sovereign God directs their steps.

Is it possible that it is God Himself frustrating Your plans? Could He have something else in mind? Could He have a priority that is different than yours? Could He be more concerned about the idol of success than your success?

What I know is that when my eyes are fixed and I am waiting and confident in the Lord, there is peace and direction. I may not like the direction, but the peace is good. . .
How are you today?

2009-06-26T07:31:25+00:00June 26th, 2009|Devotionals, Our Blog|1 Comment

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  1. Chrissy July 7, 2009 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Thank you for all the insight.

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