Every day is not perfect, but if you need to be encouraged, take a deep breath, smile and ask the Holy Spirit to give you a spirit to receive and keep reading. Trust the process, in which God is pressuring you to prepare for your promise.
I find peace in knowing that with every promise there comes a process.
If God has created us to be everything but what the world is determined to turn us into, don’t you think there is going to be some resistance, struggle, some tugging at our patience?
Let me break it down in this way. In Jeremiah 18:6, it talks about the potter and the clay. The process of becoming a pot from a lump of clay can’t be a pleasant one. The clay is shaped, left to set, and then put in a furnace. But at no point does the clay stop having a purpose.
Although at times it may be difficult to see what God is doing with you, He promises that He is. We’re a work in progress and the situations we find ourselves in, and the feelings we face, can sometimes feel more important than that, but nothing is stronger than this Potter’s commitment to finishing what He began.
The financial freedom, the child you’ve been praying for or the healing from being in a bad relationship, even the closure from losing someone you love, maybe the love your searching for in your marriage, is all a part of the process.
It doesn’t always make sense and it doesn’t always feel good, but there is a promise on the other side begging you to just hold on, trust God and remain faithful even when you want to freak out.
Moses waited eighty years for a ministry that lasted forty years—two-thirds of his life was spent getting ready! Jesus spent thirty years preparing for a ministry that would last three-and-a-half years. From God’s perspective, our life isn’t measured by its length, but by its effectiveness and its impact for His kingdom. So let’s wait, and keep a good attitude while we’re doing it. God won’t disappoint us. He can’t.
Prayer is what keeps us together through the process, so when we pray let’s actually converse with God. Tell Him what’s bothering us, what’s hurting us, tell Him our dreams out loud like we gossip with your friends.
God can do more for you than anyone in the flesh can.
Embrace the trials, the tribulations.
Trust the process, in which God is pressuring to prepare for your promise.
Man, I know this isn’t the usual format of a Scripture Sundays but I know someone other than me needs to hear this message.
May God bless you.
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