Muddy Water, Meteorology and Perfection

mi_meteorologyI once heard an older, much wiser man than me say that, “in order to get muddy water clear, leave it alone.” I must say that I readily agree with this premise. I remember a time in my life when it seemed as if every way I turned, my world was a complete and utter mess. The harder I tried to “fix” the situations in one compartment of my life, the more it would seemingly have a negative impact on not only that area, but other areas as well. I worked hard at trying to figure out the problem and then to prepare a strategy to attack and correct the issues, but it was a futile attempt at a solution. The only thing I accomplished was to end up exhausted, frustrated and confused.

Then I began to question that which I KNEW to be truth…

How could God let this happen to me?

Why are other, less-spiritually-devoted men, successful and have it all together?

Why have You forgotten about me?

Why are You not keeping Your word?

The bible tells us in Matthew chapter 5 that “he…sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.” Here is what I know…

Life is going to come at you and come hard.

Sometimes the more we do to try to correct – the worse situations become.

He is faithful to His word and will see you through!

One of my favorite scriptures is found in James chapter 1 verse 4. It reads, “Now let patience have her perfect work that you might be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

I have learned that through the process of being a child of our Father, storms will come and storms will go. I have learned to stand steadfast in the middle of the battles of life because one prognostication every weather person in the world can get right, is that the storm will pass!

Praise the Lord – during this Easter season – stand strong in the process, be patient, perfect maturity and completion is coming!

Tim Cook
TJM Leadership Team