Forget About The Journey?
Sometimes I just sit during my quiet time, and get frustrated at the fact that God just isn’t working hard enough in my journey to heal me or to change me or whatever HE has promised to do in MY LIFE. I sit and watch others and wonder… God… Why don’t your heal that person? Why are THEY going through what they are going through? Well… there are definitely TWO lessons to learn out of this. For one thing. God has HIS own plan, and HIS will in the matter WILL be done (Mathew 6:10). This for some of us, may be a NEW revelation, and I have spoken about this many times. We can take the song “He’s got the whole world in HIS hands” to literally mean “He’s got the WHOLE WORLD (and their journey) in HIS hands” (Isaiah 9:6, Lamentations 3:37).
After careful meditation on HIS WORD. I come to realize that it’s not just the END RESULT. It’s the JOURNEY that’s involved here. You don’t have to wake up in the morning and get discouraged because the you can rest assured that the JOURNEY itself is actually happening. “LITTLE BY LITTLE” (Deuteronomy 7:22). This was so excited as I read this because it brings about a HOPE and a reassurance is God’s work in our lives and the lives of those we love, and are praying for. You see, God’s work is not going to happen NOW, We may not be healed IMMEDIATELY, We may need to weather the storm for a while longer. As I read that verse, and meditated on it I came to realize that if we Don’t allow God to work in our life, if we walk by the flesh, and not by the Spirit we depend on ourselves, and not God to do the work that He is doing in us. At the end of Deuteronomy 7:22 we see that “You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you.” I find this to be an interesting passage because I think that God is saying that if it happens all at ONCE, and not “Little by Little” according to HIS plan, and HIS WAY, pride will set in, and that is just ONE of the wild animals that is spoken about in this scripture verse.
So… don’t look for it NOW, look for it in God’s time with God’s stamp of approval, and don’t get discouraged because it IS happening a LITTLE at a time.