“GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING”
We were travelling from Eruwa to Lagos. We had the first delay at the entry point to Abeokuta. We ran into a ditch and the exhaust pipe got broken. We spent about two hours fixing that. Some minutes after moving, we got into heavy traffic. It was another delay for about an hour and more.
One of my dear ones was the one driving. He kept saying “And we do not know what God is doing with all the delay”.
Eventually, I had to get them to drop me off with a friend who stays on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway so they could return to Ibadan before it gets too late. When we met my friend, he told my protege who drove me, “Thank you for driving pastor. You relieve him of stress. God bless you. Please give me your account number. Let me give you a token”. My protege looked at me and said, “Pastor, if we did not have delays, we would not meet your friend and I would not have gotten this money”. We had a good laugh.
One of the ways to keep yourself from murmuring and bitterness in life and destiny is to constantly remind yourself that “God must be up to something”.
That simple thought kept Joseph from nursing bitterness against his brothers:
But don’t be upset, and don’t be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives.
Genesis 45:5 NLT
Did you see that? It was God who sent me here!
God has sent me ahead of you to keep you and your families alive and to preserve many survivors.
Genesis 45:7 NLT
Did you see it again? God sent me ahead of you.
So it was God who sent me here, not you! And he is the one who made me an adviser to Pharaoh—the manager of his entire palace and the governor of all Egypt.
Genesis 45:8 NLT
Did you see the third time? It is God that sent me here, not you!
Do you see the theology that kept Joseph sane in Potiphar’s house as a slave and in prison as a falsely accused inmate?
Your life will easier when you see the move of God in the moves of men. Your journey becomes sweeter when you can see what God is doing in the midst of a delay.
Do not forget the charge of Apostle Paul:
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Romans 8:28 NLT
Did you get it?