Solutions June 2018 - Page 54

creativity. Perhaps you’re still hiding from a storm that ended a long time ago. in the past, whether years ago or just yesterday, God loves you and will see you safely through any storm. My friend, if you look to Christ, you will know it’s time to come out of hiding into the glorious adventure of your joyful purpose. The storms of life will always come, but they have no power to determine your destination. God alone is in charge of where you’re going and how you’re going to get there. Adapted from Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks and Snakes in Your Life. Copyright © 2018 by Samuel Rodriguez. Used by permission of WaterBrook, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC. RATE THIS ARTICLE All you have to do is take the next step of faith and keep going. You can choose faith and trust that the One who made you will be faithful as he has promised. You can choose to keep moving in his direction instead of allowing the currents of circumstance to divert you from your destination. No matter what choices you’ve made Samuel Rodriguez Samuel Rodriguez is president of NHCLC, an international organization with over 40,000 US-based evangelical churches and additional chapters around the world. A sought-after voice among media and government leaders, in 2017 he became the first Hispanic evangelical pastor to offer a prayer at a US presidential inauguration. In 2013 he was nominated by Time magazine to the list of one hundred of the “most influential people in the world.” Rodriguez earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University and is the author of The Lamb’s Agenda and the best-seller Be Light. He serves as senior pastor of New Season Church in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their children. 54 • Solutions