Heard a very powerful illustration in church today. The pastor told a story about a farmer who used to shoot the side of his barn with a rifle.
Someone came to see him and was amazed at how great a shot the farmer was. Every single shot in the side of the barn was in the middle of a bull’s eye.
The farmer then revealed the secret of his accuracy: he would shoot the barn first, then paint the bull’s eye around where the bullet hit.
The pastor said that that is hw most Christians determine God’s will. They let circumstances take them wherever and then declare it must be God’s will because it is what happened.
He said we need to spend time with the Lord before we face our circumstances, because we need to know our destination before we step out because you cannot determine the will of God by what happens.
A very powerful illustration of a very powerful truth.