It never really looks like what we think it would. Our answered prayers, I mean.
Under-qualified, under-staffed and under maintenance. That’s how the Israelites scouted the promised land. Sure, it was destined to be theirs but, oh, dang, the amount of work it would take. Sure, there were pomegranates and figs ripe for the picking; and it’s looking real good to a thirsty fella, but oh dang, these giants in the land are making shade.
Our perception can strangely limit progress on our promises. Do we expect that when we want something and get it, that maintaining it or growing it would be easy? Mismanaged expectations so that when we fail within the confines of the promise, the temptation to give up can be utterly great. But in the words of a wise Calvin Tay, you better (wo)man up, suck it up and don’t give up. Take responsibility, face the music then move forward. Listen to advice, humble yourself under the mighty hand of God and remember that Jesus rejoices in the work He gets to do in your life. He rejoices because He has seen the final outcome and rest assured, who you are today is nothing compared to who He is building you up to be tomorrow.
The final word on your life will never be based on what is temporary and superficial so never stop being submitted to the process.
Never underestimate how God can do something big through one small act of obedience.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.
Inspired by Ps Ryan Foo
P.S. Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin – Zechariah 4:10
P.P.S. Never let the gift shadow the giver who He is infinitely more than just what He can do.
P.P.P.S Lot 17 Launch Day today!
Thinking of: Yanxi Palace, Citipointe’s Providence and Sighs of the Palace Walls (红墙叹)