One of the truths on which YOD is based is the sovereign intentionality of God. That means that there is purpose or reason for all that He does in our life, including those red Post-It-Notes™. One of the questions we ask as coaches is, “What control did you have over that event?” The answer is usually none.
But the other reality is that in many cases it is those red events that are significant turning points in our lives. Bobby Clinton, author of The Making of a Leader, calls those negative preparation. It is God moving you into another phase of your life.
The challenge is that in many cases we do not resolve those reds. We get embittered at what happened or the people involved. I have. One of the messages of the timeline is that we have to trust God’s sovereign intentionality with each of those reds.
We may never understand this side of glory the what or why, but we can trust Him with the event and its outcome. Not to do that, is to remain stuck, immobile, and ineffective.
We get to choose to trust or not to trust.