Scripture focus: Galatians 6:9 AMP
Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap if we do not give in.
A lot of us believe that since we are good people or we do good things we deserve good to be reciprocated, I know it is not bad to think this way but some of us have these mindsets. We also make this mistake with God, we say to ourselves oh, I fasted and prayed, danced, praised God, worshipped, gave my tithes, decreed and declared with all these things I know God will give me that thing I asked.
Yes!! here is my break, here is my promotion, here is my time to go on a vacation, here is the time that my folks or friends will be healed, here is my time to conceive, here is my time to get married and these hopeful thoughts cross your mind, in fact, you begin to wait in expectation, you have fasted and prayed it should happen anytime soon. Alas, that which you were waiting for did not happen, you feel betrayed, discouraged, broken, angry, bitter towards people even GOD. You begin to wonder and ask this (G0D) question But why? Why did you let this happen? But I prayed, gave my tithes, sowed my offering, was nice to people around me, worshipped and praised you, I did all that I could do as a person within my strength to be good, to follow your commands then why didn’t you give me that one thing I always asked for, desired for. Why this and Why that? The list goes on and on.
However, I have something exciting to tell you today, and this is not some type of cliche of what you heard before, God wants you to begin to see your needs and desire with a renewed mindset.
I was in a season whereby I was trusting God for a change in my life, I prayed, petitioned, etc for God to bless me with what I thought I needed but nothing seemed to come, it was during this period God gave me a revelation of who HE is and what HE had in store for me. I believe this promises will be reassuring to you, HE told me “what you have been praying for do you know that I am aware of the outcome already, because I am the beginning and the end, the author and finisher of your faith Revelation 1:8 (“I am the Alpha and the Omega–the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come–the Almighty One.” )
HE also said I know what you feel, come and let me comfort you, come and let me strengthen you, come and let me renew you, come and let me sing over you and quiet you with my love, Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” do not be so focused on the things you want from me but seek me because you love me, I want you to get to that stage of loving me and believing in me even if I give you what you want or don’t. Remember, I always provide you with what you need at the moment which is best for you, and will supply your other needs when the time is right. For I make all things beautiful in my time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
Believe and trust in me, you will be celebrated, you are loved, I know your desires but I have something greater than what your mind is limited to. I am not limited by what you see presently. I am working in you right now, after all, my desire is the transformation of your soul because you are my son/daughter, I am focused on making you in my image, likeness, and form. Genesis 1:27 So God created human beings in his own image, In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
I am focused on getting you to see me as the only thing that gives you joy and not the things I can give. Your story is not over, it’s not going to end yet so far you are still breathing, do not be carried away by others and what they have. That was their season, your season is here and it is different. Please, let endurance grow in you for when it is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete needing nothing. James 1:2-3 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing
Rest in the peace and love I have for you, give me your hurts and let me carry it for you, I will renew you again and give you strength to continue to press on. Keep asking me and your joy will be full, I have not forgotten you and do not let offense/bitterness take root in you, my dear. I love you and I care about your needs, I also delight myself in you. Keep Pressing on my dear. Matthew 11:28-29 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls
GOD IS LOVE