It’s not secret that drama sells! The more drama there is, the more views, likes, reposts, and shares the story gets. We live in a dramatic world. Everything is boring until there is some ‘drama.’ We crave the drama, whether negative or positive. We want something extraordinary, something that would blow our minds. Unfortunately, this is the way we see God or we expect God to be. We want Him to be dramatic, after all He is a big God, and therefore everything he does should be massive and explosive.
Even when we pray, we expect dramatic answers. You ask God to use you to bless people, but the way you envision it is giving a powerful message to thousands of people and you forget your neighbor who needs someone to talk to. There is absolutely nothing wrong with expecting big things from God. In fact, He asks that we do so. But as much as we look for God in the dramatic, let us also look for Him in the un-dramatic, the whispers, our day to day lives, little blessings that He gives us, friends, family, breath, health… and the list goes on.
Remember Elijah, he went to mount Sinai to meet with God. We are told that there was a strong wind that made the mountains fall apart and then an earthquake, and then a fire but God was not in any of those. God was in the whisper. Sometimes we are looking for God in the dramatic when He is waiting for us in the whispers. Sometimes we are so focused on expecting a dramatic answer to our prayer but God is working underground to answer us.
We need to learn to see God in little things because the truth is: God is in every detail of our lives. Look out for God and what He is trying to do when He brings a sad friend into your home.
It is a whole mindset of God consciousness. Always asking God what He is doing, even in the things that do not seem pleasant. I heard the story of a lady who was driving in a rather dangerous neighborhood and then had a flat tire. She pulled the car over to a gas station, not really knowing what next was going to happen, but she said to herself ” I wonder what good thing God is going to bring out of this situation.” Sure enough, a homeless man came to help her out. She ended up giving him her card and the story ends by she helping him to find a home! God is always working. Look out for Him. Mordecai, in the Bible, Esther’s cousin had this mindset. Remember what he told Esther when there was a decree to kill all the Jews?
He said to her “perhaps God brought you to your position for such a time as this.”
Let us not be like the Pharisees who were waiting for signs but were ignoring the Savior’s message of salvation. God is working in every detail of our lives. He moves everyday, He always has something up His sleeves. Look for Him, be conscious, be attentive otherwise you might miss Him. Look for Him in the details, see how the puzzles make sense. Observe how God has to do A to get to B.