Hauling the Eternal
“Then Moses said to him, ‘Are you zealous for my sake? Oh, that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them!'” (Numbers 11. 29 NKJV).
When you get a fuller understanding of God’s divine plan, it kind of freaks you out. You stand before this amazing eternal development in awe of all its intricacies and impossibilities, and you realize that you could be crushed under the weight of such a vision. You are then confronted with the definite conclusion that there is no way you can bring this vision into fruition alone. In fact, you know that all of your efforts are futile unless God wields some serious supernatural power on your behalf. Once the bigger picture of what God wants to accomplish reveals itself, you might be tempted to throw up your hands and claim defeat. You’re smart. You know your limitations. You know that the path before you is hopeless, ridiculous and implausible. Yet, your heart is drawn to the horizon because your spirit senses God’s glory like the sun just about to dawn. So you take a few steps and pray for God’s provision. But the thing is that God enjoys allowing His children to make an eternal difference. He can easily carry the burden, but He wants His sons and daughters to live a life of purpose, so He allows His perfect plan to be shouldered by imperfect people. How He loves seeing us make a difference no matter how messy we are! When God’s Spirit fell on seventy people of Israel and they started to prophesy (communicate God’s heart and will), Joshua — Moses’ assistant– was upset. He told Moses to make them stop. But Moses saw the eternal plan of God and knew its weight, and he longed to see all of God’s children help carry their unique load. So when you see someone living his/her purpose in this life, praise God. And pray for everyone else who seems lost and distracted. Pray that they find their place on the path to God’s best, so we can all haul God’s plan across the finish line together!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3.5-6 NIV).