“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8
I love what Jeremiah writes in verse 7 of chapter 17. He starts with saying “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.” Trust means you are willing to go wherever God goes and because of that, you are able to see beyond the temporary and into the eternal. Trusting is less about the knowing and more about the going. It is in the unknown that God will make Him known.
When there is trial and difficulty that is the place where you and I grow the most. Our actions dictate who we become, which is why we must live intentional and consistent lives on average days.
God is always preparing and, He is preparing you for something.
Have you ever felt like you are in a different season yet, you are going through the same challenges, the same battles and it is as if you are repeatedly walking into a moment you overcame? I know I have! Seasons are progressive but can also be repetitive. Every repetitive nature of life provides us an opportunity to remember and recall what this is actually about. Remember, You and I are right where we are supposed to be. God wants to meet us right where we are and; our challenge will be to fight the temptations to go through the motions rather than live to maximize the moments. Because you must understand that, the enemy can’t keep God from making it rain but He can keep you from receiving it.
You can live in the moment and you can enjoy the moment because; the One who holds tomorrow also holds you.
Having patience has been challenging for me to cultivate but it is essential to have on this journey. Growth in any area usually takes time and by being content in the waiting as you focus on who Jesus is and what He has done for you, you will begin to see the harvest manifested in your life.
Don’t get weary in the waiting!
Your life of faith is like a bicycle, it only works when you are moving forward. When you keep on faithfully running with endurance the race set before you, you will become the truest version of yourself. Your training is preparing you to be the person you never thought you could be but always wanted to be.
Keep walking the way you began walking which is simple, You trust Him.