Read Rick’s 31-Day Devotions
Could your present challenges be the opportunity you need to mature? Maybe the Lord wants to teach character qualities that will alter the course of your life (2 Corinthians 1:8-9). God’s trials are the hardest lessons you’ll ever learn, but if you pass His tests, you will be a better human being.
It’s easy to misunderstand God (Isaiah 55:8-9), especially if you want something different from what He’s doing in you. Human wisdom will shield you from God’s wisdom, which will keep you from learning what you need to know through the daily mundane moments in front of you. See opportunity through everyday things takes maturity and spiritual insight.
Even the Lord’s disciples could not see the higher purposes of their leader, especially when He died on a cross (Mark 8:31-33). He was merely a common man from Nazareth. But yet, He turned the world upside down. Don’t sell yourself or your life short. Opportunities are all around you, even in a seemingly mundane, dead-end job.
Your mission is to find Christ’s functional purposes in all you do rather than overlooking the moment by exiting as fast as possible. What is happening to you today or your current circumstances are not the things that hinder you from doing fantastic things. God is in your details, no matter what they are. If you find Him in your situation, you will locate the prize that will bring your life contentment and redemptive benefit to your friends.
Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).