Be in position for the miracle breakthrough or intervention. As we get into position it is important for us to consider three major points.
You can’t put a piano in a car - Some blessings are being held up because of preparation. If we aren’t properly prepared, we are unable to handle what God is trying to give, show, or explain to us. This is where we often-times feel defeat. We become frustrated. We can feel as if God has abandoned us. This of course isn’t the only reason, but before you give up on God, consider where you can be pressing in to prepare yourself. The best at anything had to practice to become better. We aren’t any different. God takes us through a series of growth.
Expect adjustments – Life is not how you imagined it and may never be. It can be difficult especially when we think we can make absolute sense out of anything. However, it is not that easy. When we think something makes perfect sense, we can often mislead ourselves. Be able to adjust. Though God gives us a general direction, the path we take may have adventure we didn’t quite expect. If we stop, we will never get there at all.
Don’t give up - You have too much to lose. When we first bought our farm, we had to remodel in order to refinance it with our loan arrangement. This entailed remodeling our basement. That was a very hard thing for me to endure. Hours upon hours of work on top of a full-time job, only to have a major storm come and fill it full of water. I got the gift of giving it a second try. Though this was incredibly difficult, I continued to press forward, and we achieved our goal. I most certainly could have given up. In fact, many people encouraged me to do so, but I would have forfeited the reward I now have. What I came to understand through this process was how much God cared for me and His intentions for me are good even if it feels different.
““Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!””
Luke 11:11-13 NIV
God can’t provide a blessing you are not ready for. Don’t miss it.
“The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ “ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.”
Matthew 25:8-10 NIV
Your perspective may not be right. Your pursuit may be the death of you. Don’t pursue the wrong things or waste time in the wrong places. There is no fruit in that.
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”
Luke 9:23-26 NIV
“But me, I’m not giving up. I’m sticking around to see what GOD will do. I’m waiting for God to make things right. I’m counting on God to listen to me. Don’t, enemy, crow over me. I’m down, but I’m not out. I’m sitting in the dark right now, but GOD is my light. I can take GOD ’s punishing rage. I deserve it—I sinned. But it’s not forever. He’s on my side and is going to get me out of this. He’ll turn on the lights and show me his ways. I’ll see the whole picture and how right he is. And my enemy will see it, too, and be discredited—yes, disgraced! This enemy who kept taunting, “So where is this GOD of yours?” I’m going to see it with these, my own eyes— my enemy disgraced, trash in the gutter.”
Micah 7:7-10 MSG
Be in position for the miracle breakthrough or intervention. Don’t miss it with other distractions. Come boldly to the throne and come prepared.
Three major points:
1. You can’t put a piano in a car
So make the adjustments.
“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.””
Mark 10:27 NIV
2. Expect adjustments
It’s not how you imagined it and may never be.
“He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.”
John 21:6 NIV
3. Don’t give up.
You have too much to lose.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Psalm 139:14 NIV
You are Gods masterpiece. He didn’t make a loser. Quitting is premature and you never know when you are going to get there. You are destined to win. You will prevail. I need to say that again, you will prevail.
So, stay in the fight.
You are going to make it.
Philip Lukens is the senior pastor of the Carr Community Church. To receive updates please enter your e-mail address below and click subscribe.
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