When we’re faced with adversity, how we respond speaks volumes on who we set our expectation on to fix our problem. The natural inclination to talk to friends, family, or social media networks sometimes over takes us and we lose track of who and where we should set our expectations to fix our problems.
Consider this: whatever your natural response is to an issue, crisis or situation is where you, subconsciously, set your faith in who or what can fix the problem.
Sometimes people drink when there’s an issue.
Sometimes people decide to call their girlfriend and hash it out.
Sometimes people take to social media and spill their guts for people who, quite frankly, could care less.
Coming to God should not come as a secondary response. When there’s a problem, we always expect God to be a “first responder”, first on the scene to resuscitate our situation, but He’s usually the 2nd, 3rd, last person we come to when we’re going through.
Of course, there’s a place for consulting Godly council, seeking the advice of friends and family, but only after you’ve sought God about the matter first. Sometimes we become overly dependent on the voices of others that we never even get around to hearing the voice of God.
Today, I had a reality check moment that sent me into an emotional fit. Snot rolling, tear-stained t-shirt kind of fit. My first inclination was to take to social media and then call someone to vent. But as the sudden pressure became greater, I ran to my living room and jumped head first into prayer. Midway through my snot filled prayer, God said “I am pleased with your response.”
It hit me like a ton of bricks because usually, (and as God knows) I’d call or BBM a good friend to hash it out, vent, and chat about the million reasons why this moment in life sucks. That option, however, fell second to a realization that if I want God to be a first responder in my life, I have to set him as a first responder in mine.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God… Matthew 6:33.
I challenge you to change how you respond to crisis and adversity. Instead of picking up the phone or loading TweetDeck, seek God’s voice in the matter. He can give better information than any friend ever could.
On the Chase,