Don’t Miss the Miracle
Guest Blog Post Written By Tracey Kelly
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we tend to miss the miracles in our lives. For instance, I had a conversation with someone recently who encouraged me on how much I’ve grown and how far I’ve come over the last few years. My immediate response to her was how I tend to miss the miracle of that because it took so much time. It didn’t just happen at the snap of my fingers. Most of the things in my life have been that way: a lot of time and a lot of work. Maybe you can relate to that as well.
I compared it to when I accidentally burned my hand in the oven about 3 weeks ago. A sort of silly example but, over 3 weeks, I watched as my hand healed more and more every day. At first it was really bad… like 2nd degree burn kind of bad with a blister and everything, but my body knows how to heal a burn like that. My skin knew what to do, and now you can barely see anything on my hand. That’s amazing. But we tend to miss how amazing things are when they take 3 weeks, 3 months or 3 years.
The reason we give miracles their name is because they’re instantaneous. That’s what makes them so amazing to us. And God absolutely works that way. He’s that powerful and that good. But He’s also that powerful and that good that He would work through a process to reveal Himself to us too. He makes a miracle out of our very lives, over time.
We normally call it growth, which is exactly what it is as well. But it’s also a full-blown miracle that I am where I am today, and I don’t want to miss that. Maybe you know exactly what I mean. Maybe God is in the business of making us new. And maybe that’s a miracle. And maybe that takes time.
Be encouraged today by the work of God in your life, no matter how long it’s taken and even if it seems small. Fix your eyes on the unseen. Fix your eyes on Jesus. Don’t miss the miracle.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.2 Corinthians 4:16-18