I need to view whatever I’m doing as part of God’s bigger picture. It is quite easy to see how fleeting and futile life is and become cynical. But if my work is part of a bigger story that God is writing, then it really does matter.
Who will you be? That’s an important question in the ins and outs of daily living. That is what wisdom in the Bible is most concerned with. It’s Christian ethics in life’s moments. Who will you be when life is good? Who will you be when life gets tough?
Paul does not allow the roadblocks or detours to limit the mission that God has given him. The detours do not display a closed door but rather an open door, an unexpected door that perhaps we would not have chosen on our own.