DAY 2 - EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE
Today’s devotional is about bugs.
On pretty much a weekly basis, my husband and I argue about bugs in our house. See, my husband, Josh, is a nature lover. He is one of those people who literally wouldn’t kill a fly even if it’s been flying around in our house for a week! He would go out of his way to capture it and get it back outside safely and without harm. I, on the other hand, do not like bugs. I prefer that the spider on the counter be sprayed with cleaner, doused in syrup, and smashed with a frying pan (yes, this has actually happened-it was a BIG spider) so there is no chance of it coming back inside. But from living with my nature loving husband, I have learned that spiders take care of the other bugs that find their way into the house. So, in a weird way, I am thankful for bugs because though I don’t enjoy them in my home or the bites they leave on my legs, they all have a job and a reason that they’re alive. Without them, the circle of life & the food chain wouldn’t be complete.
Similarly, in life, sometimes there are people or things that feel annoying and maybe a little life sucking (I’m sure we can all think of one!), but everyone and everything has a purpose. It may take a change of perspective to see it (like it did for me with the spiders) but we know that God has a reason for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1) and that He works everything together for our good (Romans 8:28).
So, next time you come face to face with something or someone in your life that feels like a pest, find a reason to be thankful for them. Search for the beauty, life, and goodness that lies within them. Ask God to show you them like He sees them and be grateful for the place they have in your life.
Challenge for the day: Be like Josh, save a bug. Be like Jesus, be thankful even through the challenges of life.
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.
(1 Timothy 4:4)
- Cassidy Meservey