“May our barns be filled with crops of every kind. May the flocks in our fields multiply by the thousands, even tens of thousands…”
We think we know it all. But, then something comes along that we couldn’t have imagined. We are fretting about the loss of jobs from technology and yes, it should be a concern, but let’s be open-minded enough to believe that there might other things on the horizon that we can’t yet make up. You know those internet-connected electric scooters that are causing so much trouble in our cities but also adding a new form of transportation that once seemed something for only kids? We might not have imagined that these would be such a thing, but they are. And you know what else? They have created jobs that we couldn’t have imagined or made up before technology enabled these. One of the largest players in the space, “Lime”, now employ nearly 60,000 people to pick up the scooters and charge their batteries and then put them back on the streets. 60,000 jobs that didn’t exist, not that long ago. And that is what will continue to happen…jobs that we couldn’t make up become the ordinary.
This is the way of our God too. There are unlimited possibilities that God has in store for us; things that we couldn’t and can’t make up. What do we need to do to unlock what God has in store for us? We only must surrender ourselves to Him and seek to hear and know what is in store for us. We must seek Him out to know, but when we do, we just won’t be able to make it up.
Reference: Psalm 144: 13 (New Living Translation)
Please join me this coming Sunday (the 17th) for the first “Tightrope Talks” about the tension between our faith and our work.