Thursday, 11 October 2012

All In Good Time : Stuff

 All In Good Time  :  Stuff
There is a time for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV).  God makes no mistakes and He will only take us to the place where He wants us to be at the appointed time.  He will only give to us what He has waiting for us at the appointed time.  How long will it take Him to get us there, for it to be given to us? Time...God’s time.
Even before we were born God had a plan for us. He chose to put us on the earth (Jeremiah 1:5 NIV).  He had already decided what He was going to do with us and where He was going to take us but there is a process to our progress.  Our journeys are not mistakes it was planned and where we are is where He meant for us to be.  Sometimes He keeps us where we are so that we can see some stuff, go through some stuff, live some stuff in order to know some stuff to be able to testify to some stuff.  Sometimes we have to fall down to be able to rise up (Micah 7:8 NIV).  Sometimes He will take us out of our comfort zones in order to bring us into our purpose zones (Matthew 19:21 NIV). The stuff we go through is only an endurance test to take us to our enjoyment rest.  The Bible tells us the story of Job who in the eyes of the Lord was found blameless but he had to go through some stuff in order to be refined and become as pure as gold (Job 23:10 NIV).  Job was an innocent man but he had to go through some stuff and at the appointed time he emerged pure as gold.  As people living in the natural we are quick to believe that we are ready for a blessing, that we have done all that’s required of us and that we are blameless and deserve the blessing.  God is not a respecter of man and He will decide when we are refined enough and able to handle the blessing He has for us.  All success stories are filled with struggles and coping with stuff before the glory day.  We go through stuff because if the blessings are given to us before we have the strength to handle it we will wreck it.  Even Jesus had to go through stuff before He got to the next level...We have not yet been tested to the point of death.  God makes no mistakes and His plans for us are according to His time.  If we would only praise Him at all times (1 Thessalonians 5 NIV) He will bless us with the peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:6-7 NIV)
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