The Ripple Effect
by Randy Chambers, 2015-10-26
Philippians 2:4, NIV: Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
What God does in my life, is not just about my life. What happens to me may sometimes have more to do with what He wants to accomplish in the life of someone near to me. If in my life I have a triumph or tragedy, whatever the case may be, it may be something being used to influence, aid, or transform others (perhaps many others) in order that they become more of what God desires them to be. Though it may be difficult for us to understand, a Christ-like heart in us will be one where, regardless of personal circumstances, we rejoice in the Lord because we know He is truly working all things to the good. It is through His eyes that we will learn to see our difficult times may be the very thing needed to draw others to Jesus. In this, there is much cause to rejoice. And as we rejoice—that too is something that will most assuredly be used in the lives of others.