Micah 7

Do you ever feel this way …

Poor me! I am like a hungry man,
and all the summer fruit has been picked—
there are no grapes left to eat,
none of the early figs I love.
All of the faithful people are gone;
there is not one good person left in this country.
Everyone is waiting to kill someone;
everyone is trying to trap someone else.
With both hands they are doing evil.
Rulers ask for money,
and judges’ decisions are bought for a price.
Rich people tell what they want,
and they get it.
Even the best of them is like a thornbush;

the most honest of them is worse than a prickly plant.

That was written around 700 BC. It was written by the prophet, Micah, in the Old Testament.

The more things change the more they stay the same, huh?

But, here’s how Micah ends his poem …

I will look to the Lord for help.
I will wait for God to save me;
my God will hear me.

Don’t laugh at me.
I have fallen, but I will get up again.

He will defend my case in court.
He will bring about what is right for me.

When you are engaged in Lifecrafting, you have Micah’s perspective. You acknowledge how the world is, but you do not conform to the world. Life knocks you down, but you keep getting back up. Why? Because you believe God is working for the good in your life. He will make things right. He specializes in turning bad in to good. He will settle the score.

All you need to do is build a relationship with him and be patient. Wait on him. Prayerfully wait and do not act in haste.

The world calls this weakness. But, it’s actually strength under control. I call it wisdom.

That’s the paradox of depending on God. His power works best in perceived weakness. When you subordinate your will to his, you’re weak. And when you are weak, then you are strong.

That’s the key to living a purposeful life and doing work that really matters. If you’re a caring professional who wants to be happy, then learn what Micah understood. Click here for an executive summary about Lifecrafting: Finding Happiness by Building Your Craft.

Published by Marc Casciani

Bridging brothers & sisters to what's important. Author of Craft Your Calling. Host of the Neighborly Love podcast.

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