Behind Your Back

In the book of Daniel chapter two, we see something happen that I believe still takes place today. Let me give you a little context to the story here. Daniel and the people of Judah had just been taken into captivity by Babylon. For a whole year, Daniel lived in obscurity, having a gift of understanding visions and dreams. Until one day, the king of Babylon had a dream that troubled him so much that he couldn’t sleep. The king called all his wise men and commanded that they tell him his dream and what the dream means. But no one could do what the king had asked, so the king ordered every one of the wise men to be killed. However, Daniel was able to tell the king his dream and give the interpretation of the dream so all the wise men were saved and Daniel was made “ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.” (See Daniel 2:48)

Some of you may find yourself in a tough situation just like Daniel. You might find yourself in the background. You might be living in obscurity. But I believe, just like He did for Daniel, that God is working behind your back and creating a problem that you only have the answer to. He is making a way for you to use the gift that He has given you.

Paul tells us that God was working behind our backs all along because while we were still sinners He sent Jesus to die for us. (See Romans 5:8) Just like He did for Daniel, God will provide a way for you to come out of obscurity to notoriety. He will bring you from the background to the forefront. Even though you can’t see it, God is always working behind your back for your good and His glory.


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