“A man's gift maketh room for him, And bringeth him before great men.”
Proverbs 18:16 KJV
Oftentimes, the Lord will mold us and make us in the secret place. This molding process can be quite painful at times and it can seem to last forever.
It’s during these times when the Lord is preparing us for what is to come. If we will allow Him to do His work, we will come out on the other side stronger, faster, and better equipped to do that which He has for us!
It’s during these times when it may seem, feel, and appear that we are of little or no value in the Kingdom of God, but do not
be deceived! God is not mocked! Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. :)
Listen, if we will let the Lord have His way with us during these times of pruning and molding, remaining in the refiner’s fire, we will be given many opportunities to sow awesome seeds in times of famine and drought!
When everyone else around us is focusing on this or that, the Lord may have us doing things, that in the natural may seem counter-intuitive, but make no mistake about it, He is good and He is good all the time! He is purposeful!
The things we do in times of lack will either set us up for great success or cause us to miss opportunities of great harvest.
It is imperative that we learn to be like Daniel...to continue to grow in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in the very face of what may appear to be impossible odds!
I know it may seem like I am speaking in riddles, but if you are in a season right now where it feels like you are being ripped through a keyhole backwards, you will relate! :) Take heart! Be encouraged, the Lord is the author and finisher of our faith and He will never leave us nor forsake us!!!
Stay in the fire! It’s here where our character is being built! It’s here where our souls are being renewed! Keep allowing the Word to wash over you daily!
Joshua Scott Zeitz