Have you ever watched others playing a game of chess or checkers?
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. We are confident that you will receive something for your own journey with God from this Wednesday’s Word and that you will use it as a weapon of warfare in the battles of life.
Not too long ago I got to experience watching two of my favorite littles play a game of checkers and it was quite thought-provoking and entertaining at the same time. I was quite impressed at the pause before each move, contemplation hanging in the air. Like, seriously! I didn’t know they had that in them😊
It made me stop and think, life can be and often is like a game of checkers.
We all are presented with the gift of choice, choosing small and big things, and many choices have the right/wrong component to them and often affect those in our inner circle.
When situations and circumstances arise as a result of someone else’s choice, don’t you just wish He would have made them to choose differently? Here’s what I have come to know (in Hebrew, the word know translates to yada which means to know with our inner being, in other words as a result of experience) that God doesn’t make things happen to cause us pain; but we can trust Him to work it all out for our good and His glory.
How do I know? Well, to make a really long story short, after months of studying His Word, and years of nurturing my relationship with Him, I finally got brave enough to ask Him, “Why, Lord? Why did you allow this? Why couldn’t you stop him from molesting/hurting us?” To which I heard very, very clearly: “I wept every time he touched you that way.”
And now soooo many years later, I again ask God, why, Abba, did you have me marry him if You knew he was going to do what he did? “Choice, Daughter, I give everyone free will but know that I work ALL things for your good and My glory.”
God loves us enough to allow us to choose…but we don’t have to choose as if we are lost and wondering and wandering with no one to advise us. Jeremiah 29:12 says that He will listen to us when we call upon Him and when we seek Him with our whole heart, we will find Him…and the answer to each and every choice we have to or get to make. And as far as those choices made by others that affect us, well, Romans 8:28 never lies. 😊