I woke up this morning and God reminded me He has me on an assignment. In this human body we get tired; physically, emotionally and mentally. We get tired of being taken advantage of, tired of being disrespected, tired of giving to takers that never give back and just plain old frustrated with God that His promises have not manifested yet and you are still sitting in a holding pattern. It FEELS like all hope is lost and that we will never move. Just as I felt like I cannot take it anymore, God sends some encouragement through His word and through a simple photo.
As I did my devotions two verses stood out to me. They were Galatians 6:9 and Isaiah 41:13. Galatians 6:9 says, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” (NLT). God reminded me that my assignment is not done and I must not get tired of being obedient and doing what He called me to do in this season of my life. Right after reading that I began to tell God how hard it was to keep pushing when it seems like I am going no where. Then He answered. Why is it that the big things you are waiting on takes so long to answer and then those things you really don’t want an answer to because you want to see results, God answers right away. Isaiah 41:13 was my answer. Isaiah 41:13 says, “For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.” (NLT). That’s right, just like that the answer. God said, I know you feel like you are in a holding pattern and that you feel like you are going no where and are all alone, but I am here holding your hand. He never left me. He has been here helping me through the entire assignment. The entire season. Now that is something to shout about!
You ever get that good word and then right after your mind says, that was a good word but look around because your scenery has not changed. Your season still looks the same. It’s like the weather we are having. The calendar says we are into the Fall season but the temperature says Summer isn’t leaving. It’s like Summer is hanging on for dear life. Kind of like the season I am in. God as prophesied over me that my season has changed, just as on the calendar the season changed. However, much like the weather, my old seasons is holding on for dear life. It is not trying to let go at all. Just as I was battling the thoughts in my head I came across a picture with a quote. Once again God was giving me an immediate answer to my thoughts to calm me down. The quote said, “your worst battle is between what you know and what you feel” -Unknown. So God said, you know it’s Fall even though it feels like Summer. So prepare for Fall because the change of weather is coming and you don’t want to be caught of guard. Basically God stepped right in my head and told me look at what you know. He told me my season has changed so I need to move and operate like my season has changed. I don’t want to be caught off guard when suddenly the temperature is different and I am still dressed for Summer.
I challenge you today to stand on what you know. Press in to what God has told you. Continue your assignment, be obedient. Do not get weary because that suddenly is coming. Believe what God has promised you and go forward in His plan. Know that He is standing right there with you giving His help. We are not in this alone. God said He will never leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). Believe Him. I know without a doubt He has not left me even when I run from Him. That is the beauty of His unconditional love. Enjoy the journey just as much as you plan to enjoy the breakthrough.