I want to change the channel!

What do you do when you find yourself reaching for the life-remote?  You know, when you suddenly find yourself saying “wait!  I don’t like this!  I need to change the channel.  This isn’t my life, I want another one!”

I was thinking about this concept this morning.  Some days, we hit that point – where we decide, IT’S TOO MUCH!

Like I often do, my next thought was to find some biblical examples of what we should do when we are looking for the life-remote.

  • Moses talked to God about it.
  • Daniel revisited the spiritual disciplines of fasting and prayer.
  • Elijah sought solitude and actually ran to the Mountain of the Lord.
  • Jesus prayed his guts out in the Garden of Gethsemane
  • The disciples shut themselves in the upper room until God showed up
  • Paul and Silas sang songs
  • Corrie ten Boom practiced forgiveness
  • A myriad of believers have learned that practicing thankfulness is key

Today, I want to encourage you – the answer is found in digging deeper, not running away.  God will never leave you, nor forsake you.  He took Joseph to some pretty awful and dark places – all for the purpose of putting him in the perfect place, at the perfect time, to save a nation.  Moreover, God gave Joseph the strength to handle his situation with integrity.  He will do the same for you, if you let Him.


3 Responses to “I want to change the channel!”

  1. Jeanine Says:

    Thanks! Once again, perfect timing!

  2. David Says:

    This is one really great post. “Change the Channel”

    We can make U Turns! We can change the course of our actions. No one is really “Stuck”


  3. kimmartinezstayingfocused Says:

    Thanks for your comment David. I keep thinking about Joseph and Daniel. They couldn’t make U-turns. They had to keep going and find out what was behind curtain number 3. Sometimes, we get to be on a God-adventure. Thankfully, we can trust that He sees the big picture and has it all under control.

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