" Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation."
1 Perer 2:2
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen."
2 Peter 3:18
When I became a Christian, I wanted God to solve all of my problems. I wanted Him to put everything right that was wrong and going awry. My focus was getting everything straight just the way I like it. It didn't take long for there to be a shift in my thinking. God began to send disturbances my way; things that came in the midst of my life to shake it up. I later learned about God's 'Divine Interruptions'.
In the very beginning God did solve my immediate problems and set things right, but that wasn't going to be the end all be all for my spiritual journey with Christ. God intended on working the areas of my life that needed to get a visual on who He was and who He wanted to be to me.
If we are not careful, we will fall into a rut of only seeing God as a 'Jeanie in a bottle'. Rub twice and poof, we're home free. No! This does not define a relationship with God neither is it His goal to be a problem fixer without relationship.
When I started to get to know God, the person, and how He operates, I became more and more interested in what His objective was with me. That's a good place to come to. It can't be all about us. It's all about Him, yet it is about us. Getting to know God and how He thinks and what is important to Him is of utmost importance. In the midst of that He is concerned about everything that concerns us. I found myself becoming more and more attached to Him and how He was handling everything, and everyone in my life. I started to view my problems, trials, and challenges through the lens of God's eyes and what I had learned about Him. I saw that everything I was going through, up until then, was orchestrated by God for His purposes. He was going to make all of it turn out for my good. That meant that when the smoke cleared, I'd look back and see how it was all a blessing, and that it was good for me to had suffered those things.
God wants us to get to the point where we begin to see Him and some of His glory. He wants us to see how wonderful, how majestic, how glorious, and how great and mighty He is. Then, our issues and problems will look minuscule by comparison and troubles won't fill our gaze like before.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you! So, Are you there yet?