You always hear to "expect the unexpected" but you never quite take it to heart. Typically this is a phrase that people try to package as a nice way to say that the big decisions in life will not turn out the way that are you thinking such as marriage, children, etc. Being a few years into my adult years I have come to terms with that whole idea and learned that unexpected occurrences will pop up from time to time that you have no control over.
This past weekend my family has experienced one of those occurrences as we have set our lives up to move to South Asia. We have been told that we would go to for training at the end of July and be there for eight weeks. We have quit our jobs, rented out our house, gotten rid of all of our possessions, and our current insurance will run out at the end of this month. So everything is cool right? Wrong!
Thursday we get an email telling us that we will be going to training in October instead of next week. I was not only shocked by this unexpected occurrence, but I questioned whether or not it was a joke. Since I received this email I have gone through a mix of emotions as I realized the potential for my family to be homeless, jobless, and without insurance.
A couple of quick observations. First, this gives the organization a bad name, which ultimately reflects Christ giving him a bad name. Second, this puts a nasty taste in the mouth of those that are within the church, but especially those outside the church as they get a bad image of how believers sometimes treat each other.
In all of this I have not questioned God's sovereignty because I believe and know that God is sovereign over everything. Rather it has caused me to push forward to have hope that this can all be worked out so that we will be at our training at the original stated time. It does not surprise me one bit that the enemy would use any means of attack, including an organization, on us because of what we are about to go and do in the name of Jesus.
So if you are a follower of Christ then be ready to expect the unexpected occurrences in your life as God will call you to things that the enemy will attempt to stop. The important thing to remember is that God is sovereign over your life and every situation that you encounter. Learn to trust Christ in the unexpected occurrences realizing that Christ is what you truly need!