Are you being moved by God? Do you find yourself in transition? The reality is that God is actively repositioning many of His people in this season. As I was spending time with the Lord, He said, "I have heard the cry of my people asking me to have greater impact. I have been moving to reposition them, but it also does not look the way they thought it would look." As I listened to Him, I realized some people are wondering if God has abandoned or rejected them when in fact, God has repositioned them.
In Daniel 1, we read about King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon coming to Jerusalem to make war. The result of the battle is that God gives King Nebuchadnezzar victory over King Jehoiakim of Judah. Not only does God give King Nebuchadnezzar the win, but He also permits him to take some of the sacred objects from the Temple of God. As he returns home to Babylon, he takes the holy things from God's temple and places them in the treasure house of his god's.
This passage can challenge me as I don't understand why God would allow a foreign king to invade the land and carry off the sacred objects from the temple. However, that is what God decided to do. Verse 2 clarifies that it was the Lord, not man, who had control of this battle's outcome.
Many of God's people have felt incredible shaking in their lives. Many have experienced the loss of jobs, security, homes, and more. We have found our sense of security challenged as we navigate unchartered territory. You have been searching your heart and crying out to God, wondering if you stepped away from Him. For many, God is saying that you have not stepped away from His heart; rather, he has repositioned you.
Key #1: Our vision must shift to see from a Heavenly perspective rather than an earthly perspective. It is the only way we can navigate this season.
Heavenly Father, give me eyes to see my life and situation from your vantage point so I can partner with you in what you are doing.
We have two more keys for you to help you make the shift. Be sure to watch for our next blog with Key #2