I’ve experienced my fair share of unexpected change in my life; job loss, loss of a loved one, a demotion, or a new pastor at church. The weirdest thing to me is that for the most part I consider myself adaptable when change comes my way; however there’s something different about change I don’t want. I didn’t want to lose my job that allowed me to work from home making $26 per hour, I didn’t want one of my son’s friends to be hit by an oncoming car and die or his jiujitsu sensei to be shot outside of his house, I didn’t want to be demoted during an emotionally critical time and I didn’t want a new pastor when the one I had was already doing an amazing job.
What I forget when I experience unexpected change is that God already planned all of these things in advance. He’s the only one who knows what will be produced by all of these seemingly unfortunate events. It reminds me of Joseph I’m pretty sure he never imagined his own flesh and blood would throw him in a pit and sell him into slavery for about eight ounces of silver, his own biological brothers. Joseph is sold again to one of Pharaoh’s officials Potiphar and this is where we start to see how God is constantly one step ahead of us fulfilling the destiny He has planned for us. Joseph ends up going through a lot but my favorite part is going from the prison to the palace. If we skip to Genesis 45:4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! I love this mic drop moment, I can visually see the astonished faces on his brothers faces. This is a plot twist moment if I ever saw one.
When we find ourselves experiencing unexpected change we have to fight the urge to let it discourage us or stop our momentum. We have to trust and pray to God knowing He is setting up a plot twist in our lives that in the end will bless us. He is for us creating circumstances that will launch us into our amazing destiny He has for our lives. Now anytime you walk into unexpected change shout out “PLOT TWIST” and carry on knowing God is in control!