Yesterday, I shared some thoughts from Bob Buford that were passed along by Chip Ingram. Today, I want to pass along some others comments on adversity that Chip passed along on the most recent Coffee Break CD.
He took three words dealing with adversity, and suggested that we consider new definitions for them…
Crisis – God’s opportunity to redirect your life in positive pathways you would never have chosen for yourself. Perhaps you can think of a time you had to make a decision or respond to something that was out of your control, but it turned out to be a great move and made a positive change in your life.
Chaos – External Circumstances God uses to refocus our attention on Him and His Will for our lives. There is a quote that was passed along that says, “We only really get to know God when we’re desperate.”
Confusion – Temporary suspension of the status quo designed by God to help us clarify our gifts and our calling.
We’ll never welcome adversity. But we can better manage it when we know that God works through it to bring us to a better place.