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You Never Know

  • Deborah 
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Does God seem silent in your life of purpose right now? Do you feel like He has hit the pause button? Let me remind you that pause does not mean stop. Delay is not denial. You never know when the God of your identity and purpose is working behind the scenes on your behalf. 

Like a chess master, God is at work on your behalf whether or not you are experiencing movement. 

There are 32 chess pieces at play on a chess board. Consider that you are one of them. The Master has control over 16 pieces, but He is acutely aware of everything happening on the board. God may be moving other pieces around in order to bring you to victory. You never know .

This week I was reminded of God working behind the scenes when I was asked to present at an upcoming conference. It seemed like the offer came from out of the blue to me. I was contacted by a woman I worked with and mentored over a decade ago and had not heard from since. God was working in her and prompted her to reach out to me. 

I didn’t know, but God did. 

King Solomon encourages us that God is at work all the time.

Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5

We cannot possible know or understand what God is up to on our behalf. Isaiah 55:8-9 tell us that His thoughts and His ways are beyond our comprehension. 

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,

Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

So are My ways higher than your ways

And My thoughts than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:8-9

I may never know or understand all that God is doing. I do know is that God IS WORKING ON MY BEHALF whether I am aware of it or not. He works all things together for my good.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

God may seem quiet today. You may not be making great strides forward in what you are called to do. Rest right where you are, my friend. This too shall pass. Soon the great chess master will touch you and move you forward to exactly the right place and time to bring about the fulfillment of your dream. 


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