God Breaks Through

Have you ever had one of those times when it seems like you have been plodding along with your head down just trying to do whatever it took to get to the next moment, just struggling finish all of the things on your to do list and then sort of forget why you are doing all of these things in the first place?

I tend to live in a series of these moments. But then…isn’t that a great little turn of phrase, but then God breaks through sometimes in big ways, sometimes in what other people might call small ways, but God breaks through and reminds me of who he is, who I am and that He still sees me and loves me. This week I had a couple of those moments.

There has been some interest in publishing some more of my stuff which always makes me smile, and honestly it is something that I have been praying about lately. The other thing I have been praying about is the direction of my youth group and who I should be ministering too and what the future holds for us. For the past couple of weeks God has really been dealing with my heart and the lessons that I have been writing for Wednesday night have all been for me. But on top of that a girl that I know from the lunchroom emailed me today. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but she is someone that I have been praying for and who I think could make a real difference in our group–mainly because she has such a unique voice (not singing, but voice as in view of the world) and I think she could really help us.

I know those two things sound small. Even in my head they while writing this I want to say they are coincidences. But they have been evidence to me that God is still active in the world and still involves Himself in my life. God broke through my narrow focus of just “getting things done” and reminded me why things should get done.

God broke through, and that has made all the difference.  

1 thought on “God Breaks Through

  1. Andy Crouch says:

    Shane,

    Quit reading Robert Frost poems and get back to work…don’t you know there is an unending list of items on your to-do list that need accomplished? If you’ve forgotten what they are, ask Meredith, I’m sure she’d be glad to remind you. Busy, busy, busy, that’s what we Christians are to be about. No time for all that nonsensical diatribe about God and coincidences and meaning and true callings and focus, we’re just supposed to keep ourselves busy all the time, be good little workers.

    BTW, read PLENTY of sarcasm into that, because I’m laying it on pretty think.

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