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Remember the 90’s sketch comedy show In Living Color? Remember Wanda played by Jamie Foxx? He used to have me cracking up with his famous line I’ll rock your world! I think we all knew what he meant by saying his famous catchphrase. Anyway, sometimes life can rock our world with unexpected situations. The wedding is called off, an unexpected pregnancy, a divorce or a job loss. The list goes on and on…
This blog is in no way to get you down in the dumps or make you feel sad, but the reality is we live in a fallen world where things happen and catch us off guard. No one ever grows up wanting to be on the short end of the stick in life. We all grow up with high hopes and childlike faith. But something happens…we get older and reality starts to settle in life.
Have someone or something rocked your world? How did you react? Did you ever feel you would overcome it? Didn’t it feel like a lifetime while going through? Sometimes we rock our own world by doing things impulsively and not seeking the wisdom of God. Sometimes it’s not our fault and we wonder why would God let this happen to us?
I know there are God and the devil. The devil is referred to as the God of this world (2 Cor. 4:4) and he has influence over people to do ungodly things to others. However, there are some things God allows to happen to believers and unbelievers alike.
Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad? –Job 2:10
Here’s the difference. If/when God rocks your world, when you come through your situation, you can help others! Rarely can we see past our own life when our world gets rocked. When we are going through, that’s one of the best times to reach out to others who might be hurting (the both of you might be going through the same situation, you never know unless you are transparent).
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. -2 Cor. 1:4
I remember working in my early twenties and I would tell the older guys I worked with what I would never do or allow to happen, and they would look at me and say Young Hyneman (my last name) keep on living.
Now that I’m in my late 30’s I talk to people in their 20’s and would repeat the same thing: keep on living…
When God rocks our world, sometimes it’s simply to humble us (especially Christians on their high horse. I was there myself. I’m writing you this blog from a humble perspective). When we are knocked down a couple of notches, we learn to listen to people more and extend grace when others fall short of the glory of God. Isn’t it easy to tell others what to do if you never been through their situation? We look at them sideways, talk about them on Facebook, and think we are better than them because we aren’t going through what they are.
Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall -1 Cor. 10:12
Here are some things you can do when your world gets rocked
Give God your heart. Express to Him what you really feel.
Sometimes God has to put us in situations so we can be honest with Him. When your world gets rocked, you cry out to God like never before.
Be transparent to someone you trust. None of us are perfect; we have to let someone behind the veil of our lives.
When we allow this to happen God can do some miraculous things with us. Pride destroys and keeps people out our inner life. I know you like to be secretive about your personal life but, we have to release some things.
Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the LORD.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. –Ps. 32:5
Know that when your world is rocked, it isn’t for you alone. It’s to help others!
Knowing this says your situation is temporal and others will see you victorious. Victorious people are attractive (in the sense of people being drawn to your tenacity to fight to live) and know that without God they couldn’t have done it on their own.
Has your world been rocked? Mines have. Did you overcome your obstacle? Let’s hear it below in the comments section! You never know who need to read your testimony!Buffer