What God Is Building Through All the "Inefficiencies" of Life
Time and energy is money. And money is money. So when we want to get something done we typically want it done as efficiently as possible.
That’s why we are often bewildered when God gives us work to do and then allows the “inefficiencies” of trouble and opposition to consume so much time, energy, and money. Why does he do this? We see a clue in the book of Nehemiah.1
At first, God just seems to prosper Nehemiah. He rose through the ranks of Artaxerxes’ court to the prestigious and highly trusted position of the king’s cupbearer. This provided him close proximity to and high credibility with the king. This in turn caused the king to notice Nehemiah’s sadness over Jerusalem and want to do something about it.
Soon Nehemiah was off to Jerusalem with a royal leave of absence, building permit, and military escort. When he arrived he…