In Philippians 1:12, Paul said, “But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;”

The word “inconvenient” means something that does not suit your needs or purposes. Paul suffered many things like imprisonment and beatings; in other words, he was inconvenienced for Christ’s sake.

Sometimes as Christians, we tend to think everything should revolve around our needs, plans, and wishes, forgetting that everything revolves around God’s plans. Sometimes, the things that do not suit us suit God’s purposes.

Take marriage for example; we sometimes complain about the shortfalls in our spouses forgetting that God may have put that person in our lives to correct a weakness. For instance, when you have a bad temper, you may marry someone who provokes this temper. We may be trying so hard to change that person, not realizing that we are the ones God is trying to change.

When God’s purpose of making us better people has been fulfilled, then He may proceed to change the behavior of our spouses.

Next time you are to be inconvenienced, remember God may be working on you!

Kakra Baiden