Ezekiel 4:5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
These first stories in Ezekiel are stories of Ezekiel living out what ever the message of God was for His people. It was lived out in a symbol. One day for each year in this one, for example.
That just makes me think about how we live what we preach. Many times the best preaching we do is the living we do. People can see the message when it is lived out better than when they just hear it.
Many times in my life I have seen God teach me a lesson. I lived it. I went through something and later the truth in the Scriptures became even clearer to me.
So think on this. Could it be that you are living out His message for someone? Could it be that He is teaching them by letting you live it out? Better be careful how I handle this trial. I don’t always know what He is doing.