A Word A Week Challenge: Putting It All In Place

This week Sue has given us the word CONTEXT  to work with.

If you want to see how other authors have dealt with context go visit Sue at

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-context/

Context is defined as- the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.

My daughter’s trip to Thailand for her senior internship was done in the context of her desire to spend a summer in Africa. The trip to Thailand was all but paid for though, so she took it never expecting to find God in the midst.

Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context. Margaret J. Wheatley

Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.
Margaret J. Wheatley

She did find God though. In that place on the other side of the world from where she thought she would go, God  gave  her over to discoveries that filled her with passion and courage to try new things.

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith.
Reinhold Niebuhr

On the surface she couldn’t make sense of what God was doing or how this series of events worked toward His plan. It may not have been Africa but she still got to ride elephants. She also got to do many of the other things she thought she would be doing in Africa.

In the end location or specific situation may not make much difference to God’s plan for our lives. These things may affect how the plan is carried out but they won’t change the plan. God is the larger context in which we live. Trust Him.

Have you ever been in a situation that seemed to go against what you thought God wanted to do in your life only to discover it was part of His plan all along? Tell me about it!

Then check out the video on this sight. Context is key!

http://steve-says.net/2014/02/01/you-put-your-context-in-your-context-out-in-out-in-out-shake-it-all-about/

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3 thoughts on “A Word A Week Challenge: Putting It All In Place

  1. I look back at when I became allergic to most antibiotics and was not able to work as a LPN anymore. I was hired by an ophthalmologist and took a huge pay cut. I thought why God I love being a nurse but being anaphylactic to most antibiotics even to the dust from them I took the position. The doctor was willing to train me, thank God because I knew very little about eyes. This was not the plan I thought God wanted for me. Well, long story short my son would most likely be blind today if he had not had an eye exam at two years old. You see he was extremely farsighted to the point he couldn’t even see the big “E” standing directly in front of it. The doctor said it was a good thing I brought him in when I did. I believe God put me in that job for a reason so my son would not be blind today. He is still extremely farsighted but he started wearing glasses at two years old and his vision was able to develop with the use of a prescription. When I first got the job it was difficult learning all of the terminology and procedures for an eye doctor but God turns all things into to good for those that love him. Amen! (well, I guess it was a long story) lol

  2. Pingback: A Word A Week Challenge: Context | A mom's blog

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