Monday, November 9, 2009


Trouble 1 difficulty or problems : I had trouble finding somewhere to park | thegovernment's policies ran into trouble | our troubles are just beginning.
the malfunction of something such as a machine or a part of thebody : their helicopter developed engine trouble.effort or exertion made to do something, esp. when inconvenient : I wouldn't want to put you to any trouble | he's gone to a lot of trouble to help you.a cause of worry or inconvenience : the kid had been no trouble up to now.a particular aspect or quality of something regarded as unsatisfactory or as a source of difficulty : that's the trouble withcapitalism.a situation in which one is liable to incur punishment or blame : he's been in trouble with the police.2 public unrest or disorder : the cops are preparing for trouble by bringing in tear gas.
King Ahab called Elijah a "troubler" of Israel. He was upsetting the status quo, he was rocking the boat and challenging the way things were. This is exactly what needed to happen. Israel was content in their ways - even though those ways were in direct conflict with everything God had for them. They needed to be troubled.
Are we troublers? Do we cause unrest and put people ill at ease? Far too often we are so very concerned with being nice and unnoticed and quiet. We hide in the background, we blend in and dread confrontation or anything that might actually make a difference. Why? What is holding us back?
Isn't it time for things to change? Isn't it time to upset some status quo? Isn't it time to cause some trouble?

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