This week a friend was sharing how she has been fighting off sickness for several weeks and how every time she sets out to engage church community or participate in worship she faced all the more hardship. “I have realized every time I attempt to be about kingdom business I come under spiritual attack,” she said. Without a doubt, the enemy of our souls has zero desire to see us flourish in the community and doing “kingdom work.”
But the thing is, our God’s plans and purpose can not be thwarted. And that is a glorious truth.
In the same conversation, my friend relayed that over the same time she has had the opportunity with a couple of people out of the blue, one at a pharmacy as she picked up meds because she was sick! So there you have. We might be able to connect in the ways we thought we should, but the Lord will use us none the less, everything is a kingdom opportunity.
Turns out that of all the good things we could plan, it is the sovereign God things that place us where we are supposed to be. Seize those opportunities today and make much of Jesus wherever and whenever you are!