Last week I had the privilege to hear Skye Jethani speak at our District Pastors’ Conference.
This is a quote from his talk that really grabbed my attention. Let me provide a little context.
Examples of some things we DO NOT choose: medical diagnosis, unemployment, depression, ministry calling, where we are born, divorce, changes in social behavior, our parents, etc.
Some of these can be GOOD, and we all know that some can equally be UNFAVORABLE.
Now, it’s easy for us to choose JOY in the things we actually choose; things we had a say in. But it’s another issue when a life circumstance makes its way into our lives that we have little to no control over.
The REAL QUESTION to ask, then, is this. Does God have a purpose for me in this particular situation? And even though I DON’T LIKE IT, can I embrace it as my current reality and TRUST GOD to work through me?
So you see, making a conscious decision to choose (own) what we didn’t actually choose in the first place can be a real game changer.
What UNCHOSEN circumstance are you in today? What might it look like if you chose to OWN IT?