There are times when the Lord brings us into seasons we just don’t want to be in. Seasons of waiting. Seasons where it honestly feels like we’re not doing much at all. Our lives serve no purpose. And it’s in these seasons that He is preparing us.
Never underestimate our Lord!
“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”
Matthew 25:23 NKJV
This is the season He recently brought me into. A season where it seemed He literally emptied my life of everything, except Himself.
It has not been an easy season. I have fallen short countless times. I have not always been the faithful one. I’ve been far from content, just trying to find a way to climb out of the pit I literally felt I was in.
But what the enemy intended for evil, God intended for my good.
It was in this time that the Lord taught me to seek Him in ways I never have before–To search for Him and find Him.
Though my life seemed to literally stop in this season… the Lord was hard at work. What I know now to be true is that it was in this time He was setting me apart for something far greater than myself. For His Kingdom alone.
It was a foundational time, and it was necessary.
The hope I now have for my future with Christ– out of this world! It floors me!
You know that moment many of us dream about when we will see Jesus face to face and we will see that there was purpose to all we endured here on earth? Well I feel like I experienced just a glimpse of that the other day. The Lord has led me into an opportunity to serve Him in a place where I literally had that mind blowing revelation that this is exactly what He’s been preparing me for. This, and I’m sure even more!
He has brought me through trials and trying times where I was literally desperate for Him to act so I can now depend on Him for another. We together can place all our hope in Him.
In the struggle of overcoming anorexia with Christ He has revealed to me my worth so I can speak into others lives, I can love well and show them their worth in Christ. They can come to know the Fathers delight over His beloved.
In the many seasons like this one where I chose to come to the foot of the cross just as I am, mess and all. He has taught me to seek Him alone, so I can now seek Him on behalf of others interceding in prayer and worship.
He’s been molding and making me, not just for me, for my sanctification. But for Kingdom purposes! For others.
I get to be used by Him, finally! You don’t how excited this gets me!
Who knew this was one of my greatest hearts desires? This is what I’ve been waiting for? This would be what would cause me to burst inside?
My God did!
Here am I. Send me! I’ll be Your vessel Lord. Consecrate myself to Thee. All for You and for Your glory.