Paradigm Shift




My Senior Pastor who is like a father to me always told me that in the midst of any storm to always seek God while you are in it. That God is always to get you through it, not to get you out of it. Those were some of the most powerful words he has every said to me, along with many other powerful conversations.

Too often, when we get into trouble, or worry arrives, we don’t seek opportunity. As I have just stated that was taught to me, opportunity is everywhere. It has everything to do with how you perceive your situations. The great book (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) explains it a lot deeper when it refers to the paradigm shift. That no matter what a situation may look like, it has everything to do with how you look at it.

To back up these statements, Ephesians 5:15-18 tells us; "So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life."

Paul who is the writer of this amazing bible verse is reminding us not to let any opportunity pass you by. The funny thing is, he was the example of someone who took every opportunity no matter the situation he was in. In this very letter he is in prison writing to the church of Ephesus. He could have been depressed, scared, tired, careless, and defeated, but instead he chose to continue to be used by God. He wrote the majority of his letters from behind bars, and now when anyone mentions his name we recognize him as one of the greatest apostles to ever live.