Beloved of God we are in a season where ever moment counts and we should expect that every event, every conversation, every experience that we have will bring us closer to the fulfillment of God ultimate plan for our life. Whether it is a word from a stranger, a new acquaintance of an old friend every thing that we experience should draw us closer to God in one way or another. Some will challenge us to let go of old habits, ways of thinking, assumptions of what has, cannot, or must be, some will even challenge the way we think of ourselves and the way we think of God. But whatever the experiences and whatever their specific purpose it is important that we learn to master the moments and use them correctly.
When I speak of mastering the moment I am speaking of making sure that we receive every message whether direct or indirect, whether spoke or unspoken, intentional or unintentional, pleasant or unpleasant that God intends for us to receive from whatever source He choose to use to deliver it to us. In addition, once we have heard and received them, use them for the purpose and purposes for which God intended. This will require is to learn the sound that the voice of God makes when He speaks to us and perhaps more importantly the directions He is taking is in this season of our lives and to have at lease a glimpse of our ultimate destiny. Far too often we determine what is or is not a message from God based on the circumstances that the message is delivered, the person who delivers it and the tone of the words used based on a perceived and often flawed notion of who we are and the limits we have placed on God.. However these criteria regardless of how reasonable to us mean absolutely nothing to God and our adherence to them does little other than challenge God’s position as Sovereign over our lives and created missed opportunities to develop into who we are ordained to be and receive and see what God has for us. Please take heed!!!!!!!!! God’s moves and timing are not subject to your limitations or direction, they are not subject to those who have real or assumed authority over you, they are not even subject to your plans or desires. God will use whatever and whoever He determines best to do whatever He determines is best and your Job and my Job is to listen for the sound of His voice and submit to the message it carries, regardless of the carrier. Remember that even Judas Jesus, Joseph could not have gotten into the palace unless he was sold into slavery, even Pharaoh served God’s purposes in assisting in pushing the Nation of Israel into their destiny.
So don’t get caught up in pride, personal feeling, preconceived notions of what has to be cannot be, should not be and just listen, listen to the sound of God’s voice when those around you and your encounter speak to you, humble yourself and Heed His voice and learn to master the moments.