Have you ever wondered where God is, in what you are going through? Do you see a connection between where you are and where you are going? Does it make sense to you why you go through certain situations? May be God sees things differently than we do sometimes. Why does the Bible say in Isaiah 55:9 that; “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
Many times we try to dictate our journey and what it should look like every step of the way while God has a completely different route to get us to our destination. You may be going through a path right now that seems pointless to where you think God wants you to be, believe me, if you are diligently walking with God, He will eventually get you to your desired haven. We were not meant to understand every bit of what He is doing, we are to obey and follow His lead to do whatever He asks us of us.
God will allow us to go on different journeys in our lives and use the experiences to shape us and mold us into what He wants us to be IF we allow Him. One thing I have found out in life is that, it is so easy to focus on what God is doing THROUGH you in a particular situation and miss out entirely on what God wants to do IN you. It has been said over and over again by different people that, your gift/anointing has the ability to take you very far but it is your character that will sustain you. Which means that, we are successful in our gifting, anointing, calling or what have we to the extent that our character is developed. I dare to say that, this does not apply to our gifts and callings alone but to our very lives as well, the relationships we have with people in our lives, how we handle the circumstances of life that happen to us and the list goes on.
The question is, are you humble enough to let God do a work in you where you are, in the midst of the situations you are facing right now? I call it “The School of Life”. If you fail a class you will repeat it. What if you keep failing that particular class? You can become stuck on one spot and be wondering why God has forgotten you.
There are things to learn in every class in the School of Life, there are tests to pass, when you pass one, you are promoted to the next class and to be promoted again, you have to keep on passing the tests that come your way. There will be that opportunity to go the low road but the enemy gives this alternative to kill people’s destinies.
Joseph had to pass the test of not committing immorality with Potiphar’s wife, his promotion was the prison, it didn’t look like a promotion but in God’s timetable, that prison brough him closer to the palace. Daniel refused to defile himself in captivity, imagine, he served a heathen king and still maintained his relationship with God, he was thrown in to the lions’ den just because he honored God but all those trials led to his upliftment. It looked like an unlikely road but remember, God’s ways are higher than ours.
I don’t know where you are in your journey but one thing I know is that, if you are closely following hard after God, even when He takes you through unknown paths to your dream, don’t fight them, trust Him enough to stay the course, pass your tests, they are working something great in you and that is what God is much more interested in. James 1:2-4 says; “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” You will eventually get to your desired destination when you stick with God.
Don’t forget that, promotion to the next phase of your dream comes when you pass the test in your present phase. I cannot deny the fact that, it will not be easy sometimes but the grace of God is available to those who will take advantage of it. Focus on what God is doing IN you rather than what is being done through you! You are a child of destiny!
In Christ’s love,
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