One of the things I have learned through this time of transition is that people desperately need to understand and make sense of decisions and direction you are taking. If it does not seem rational to them their response is quite often something akin to, “you are crazy.” They view the moves you are making as foolish and unwise.
Herein lies the problem, when did we ever come to believe we could make sense of the leading and directing of God? Noah, build me an ark. Moses, go tell Pharoh it is time for my people to leave Egypt. Lazarus, come forth! Joshua, you have too many men to go into battle. David, go do battle with Goliath. Zacheus, come down for today I want to eat in your house. You can hear them can’t you…people who were near each of these events and did not understand what was going on. Whoa, that is one stupid move. I would not have done it that way. What in the world are you thinking my friend, that is risky and dangerous. Yet in each story people are responding in obedience to the leading of God.I believe our inability to understand, or even accept, what God is doing in somebody elses life revolves around the way we look at life. We tend to look at life, and the decisions of others through the lense of our own experience rather than trying to see what God is up to, what God is doing, what God may be working to accomplish in their lives.