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Day 6 — Teen Devotion: Life Is Mundane

Your grandparents had a different word for mundane. They called it an opportunity. As odd as it may seem, you will find some of your greatest blessings hidden from human wisdom.

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Could your present difficulty 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 person.

It’s easy to misunderstand God (Isaiah 55:8–9), especially if you want something different from what He’s doing in your life. Human wisdom can shield you from God’s wisdom, which will keep you from learning what you need to know.

Even the Lord’s disciples could not see the greater purposes of their leader, especially when He died on a cross (Mark 8:31–33). They expected a King, but what they got was a dead friend.

Opportunities are all around you, even in a seemingly mundane, dead-end job. Your mission is to find Christ’s good purposes in all you do rather than overlooking the moment by exiting as fast as you can.

Your circumstances are not the things that are hindering you. God is in your circumstances, no matter what they are. If you find Him in your situation, you will locate the prize.

Time to Reflect

  1. What does it mean to locate Christ in your circumstances?
  2. How will finding Christ in your problems change your problems?

Originally published at Rick Thomas.

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