“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:11-13
For the past 18 months, I have toiled with exactly what the outcome would be once God brought me out of such a desert place. I learned to be satisfied in the midst of my circumstances knowing and believing that it was all working out for my good. I have learned that whatever my circumstance that they are working on something in me that I may not see what it is at the present time, but God sees and knows all. I have learned to go without but also when to reward myself for the labour that I have done. I have learned to be humble because I am nothing without him, but self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency.
So as my season shifts, my focus is remaining the same. I am just fulfilling the vision that God gave and holding onto his promise. I can no longer deny the shift, because I am not in control of the doors that GOD is opening. I am being obedient and walking through each one of them as he continues to lead and guide. I witnessed God prepare my table in the presence of mine enemies. I am doing what he called me to do. He allowed me to carry this purpose and he gave me the strength to birth it. Lord I love you and I am walking into my new season, with no hesitation only expectation.
- For the Furtherance of the Gospel (gospelapprentice.com)
- When Prayers go unanswered (corybailey.org)