SEE IT THROUGH (The Process)

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You may not understand everyone’s process, but it’s not for you to. Pray for them and help them as you are led by God. Not everyone is called to take the same journey though we should all be focused on the same destination…Christ. We each have our own lanes, and we should stay focused on the will of God for our own lives. Are you? Do you allow God to show you or tell you what he wants you to do?

Stop putting Him on a timeframe to answer your requests. How can you truly live a life surrendered to God if you don’t truly trust His process no matter what it looks like? Are you so focused on what you think others may think of you that you are hesitant to do what you know God is telling you to do? He doesn’t think or operate like humans do, so don’t be surprised if He asks of you something that seems illogical. (Do know that He will never ask you something that contradicts himself). Remember Job, everything was taken from him (but God restored him). Paul says he knows how to be content with a little and much (he had to experience having nothing). Disciples were imprisoned for their faith in Jesus, God also called many of us to leave what we once called home to possess the land which he promised to us (Abraham, Israelites, many church planters, individuals, etc.) Those can be some of the most difficult and trying seasons of our lives, but if He called you to it, He has a plan and a purpose for it all! How else can you learn to appreciate the abundance He wants to bless you with, if you can’t handle the process! If you know anything about the history of even Elevation Church, then you know it didn’t start with many campuses and thousands of people. It started with a few families pulling their resources together for a purpose that God called them to. It may not always look like God to the outside world when someone is lacking in resources, even when someone is dealing with other things, but how can we mature and remain humble if God just dropped blessings on us without going through a process. Why would we even need to know Him as God if we never needed to cry out to Him. For those of you still going through, keep persevering and don’t give up no matter what. For those of you who are in a season of your life where everything seems good, keep your focus on Christ as well. He may want to use you to be a blessing to those who are still in that “process” season.

Also be careful not to mistake your immaturity and impatience as God’s process. Sometimes people go through things because of their own faults. Did you consult with God about whether it was time to purchase that house, or did you feel that it was time because you were ready to change your previous situation? We are not God’s little puppets and so He allows us freewill to choose His way or our own way. What may seem like a good thing may not necessarily be a God thing every time. What about that job you took, but you know that you didn’t have a peace about it?

Stop trying to control your life and allow God to take you through a process and make something beautiful out of it.The process: SEE IT THROUGH!

Blessings,

Carol

Philippians 4:11-13New International Version (NIV)

11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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