Righty tighty, lefty loosey. I have heard this rule all of my life. Turning things right to tighten them and turning them left to loose them has never steered me wrong until recently. I was trying to open something up by taking a screw out when I discovered that turning the screw left wasn’t working. I was confused. I began turning the screw right and it loosened. It felt so weird. It felt wrong. It felt, well, opposite of how things were supposed to be.
With God, the way forward is often backwards. God works upside down. He works opposite. When some see a problem, God sees an opportunity. When we see a challenge, God sees a perfect situation to show off. Even when a situation seems counterproductive or even harmful to God’s plan, God can use it to make it into something good.
No matter how bad things seem in your life or situation, remember that God loves to work backwards and use situations you’d never excpect to show off the most.
READ THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENTToday’s Reading: Philippians 2]]>