When the clouds are full of water, it rains. When the wind blows down a tree, it lies where it falls. Don’t sit there watching the wind. Do your own work. Don’t stare at the clouds. Get on with your life. Ecclesiastes 11:3 (MSG)
This was such a practical word and so applicable that I found myself reading and rereading it. Life is hard sometimes. It goes from one hard place to another, to another and on and on. It’s easy to get yourself into a funk that’s hard to recover from. For me, it simply means life has become a blur and it’s time to get my focus off myself and my drama and back onto others. God didn’t make me to simply sit and stare, but to be aware.
When my focus is wrong, I will find my problems are larger than they actually are. It’s than I get into God’s presence and find they shrink back to a manageable size. I wait there until I get His instructions. Whatever He tells me to do, regardless of how ridiculous it sounds, I do it. He will get the glory and I will walk in victory.
The battle is not mine but God’s.